26 Nov '12, 5pm

Water Management in Europe Faces Challenges as Ecosystems Weaken: Maintain water ecosystems by actively engagi...

‘European waters – current status and future challenges’ brings together findings from nine other European Environment Agency (EEA) reports published during 2012 and early 2013. The report shows a mixed picture for the status of Europe’s water bodies, while the findings are worrying when it comes to ecosystems’ ability to deliver essential services. Strong ecosystems should be maintained, partly because they provide vital services which are often overlooked, the report says. For example, restoring a wetland is not only good for biodiversity but also water filtration, water retention and flood prevention. Although essential, these services are not accounted for in current financial and economic systems. “Water is finite and cannot continue to absorb limitless amounts of pollution without damaging the resources and ecosystems we rely on,” says Jacqueline McGlade, EEA Executi...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94799-water-management-in-...

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