Groundwater protection: first voluntary initiative to develop a pollutant watch list

Posted by aclimaadmin | 30/01/2020 | Noticias del Sector

Over the past two decades, concern has grown globally about the occurrence of anthropogenic organic contaminants in the environment, such as substances used in pharmaceuticals, food production and manufacturing.

Many of these compounds are not sufficiently monitored or regulated in groundwater — a critical water resource in Europe. A recent paper proposes an approach to developing the first voluntary Groundwater Watch List (GWWL): an initiative with which to identify, monitor, and characterise substances that have the greatest potential to pollute this water resource…read more

Fuente: ec.europa.eu

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