IMPEL project on reversing groundwater pollution officially started – survey to gather information ongoing


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Many EU countries have a problem with polluted groundwater. According to a recent report, 25 % of ground water bodies in the European Union (and e.g. 36 % in Germany) were chemically in a poor status in 2015, mostly due to pollution with nitrates and pesticides from agriculture. Moreover, and contrary to the objectives laid down in the EU Water Framework Directive, the total groundwater body area with an identified upward trend of pollution is still nearly double the area with a trend reversal (9.9 % against 5.9 % of area).

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