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The main factors of water pollution in Danube River basin

Carmen Gasparotti ()
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Carmen Gasparotti: University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Naval Architecture Faculty

EuroEconomica, 2014, issue 1(33), 91-106

Abstract: The paper proposed herewith aims to give an overview on the pollution along the Danube River. Water quality in Danube River basin (DRB) is under a great pressure due to the diverse range of the human activities including large urban center, industrial, agriculture, transport and mining activities. The most important aspects of the water pollution are: organic, nutrient and microbial pollution, , hazardous substances, and hydro-morphological alteration. Analysis of the pressures on the Danube River showed that a large part of the Danube River is subject to multiple pressures and there are important risks for not reaching good ecological status and good chemical status of the water in the foreseeable future. In 2009, the evaluation based on the results of the Trans National Monitoring Network showed for the length of water bodies from the Danube River basin that 22% achieved good ecological status or ecological potential and 45% river water bodies achieved good chemical status. Another important issue is related to the policy of water pollution.

Keywords: Danube River; hazardous substances; microbiological pollution; water quality; hydro-morphological alteration. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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