European Environment Agency: German waters are in poor condition

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European Environment Agency: German waters are in poor condition

In a Europe-wide comparison, German waters are in a bad condition. This was announced by EEA European Environment Agency in a report. The ecological and, above all, chemical criteria Gehörensie to final lights. Only waters in Benelux countries Nerlands, Belgium and Luxembourg cut off similarly poorly.

In EEA report, only 8.4 percent of German surface waters are rated well or very well. EU-wide, value of Zwardeutlich is higher at 40.6 percent, but here too majority of rivers, lakes and coastal waters missed ecological minimum requirements. In farming assessment of EEA, plants such as plankton and Algensowie are included in population of small animals.

In chemical quality, all German surface waters were poorly evaluated. Again, it looks better across Europe – at around 38 per cent of EU's waters, condition is good. According to EEA, pollution with mercury is a problem in inmost countries.

According to WWF, political will to protect water is missing

The conservation organization WWF criticized fact that germany objectives of EU Water Framework directive are clearly missing. "It has been seen too long when industry and agriculture have been managing at expense of our water," said WWF board member Christoph Heinrich. In his opinion, political will to protect water is lacking.

The Federation of Environment also criticized bad state of German lakes and rivers in its water report. According to federal government, decline in species is dramatic.

Germany has been criticized for some time because of chemischenBelastung of waters. Recently, DerEuropäische court condemned Federal Republic because it does not do enough against dieNitratbelastung of waters. According to a report by Environmental agency von2016 (pdf) More than 50Milligramm nitrate was measured in water at 28 percent of measuring sites in Germany.

At present, Germany is also threatening anor EU Commission infringement procedure due to excessive ammonia emissions.

Date Of Update: 04 July 2018, 12:02

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