Diffuse water pollution: an invisible and growing threat
22 MARCH 2017
tags: water pollution
by Guest author
Hannah Leckie, Water Policy Analyst, OECD Environment Directorate
On 22 March each year the world turns its attention to the global water crisis on the occasion of World Water Day. Water policies around the world are in need of urgent reform. Water – an essential natural resource on which all life depends – has become a global garbage can.
You wouldn’t think you could kill a freshwater ecosystem or an ocean, would you? But the biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems has been degraded more than any other ecosystem. And more than 400 dead zones have been identified in the world’s oceans. Pollution is a major driver of such damage.
Please read the OECD report on
and find the Danube related case study under water quality governance/Hungary