European Rivers and Wetlands 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 09:00 to Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 17:00

Despite Europe’s commitment in the legislative and organization effort to improve rivers and to reduce the negative human influences affecting them, European rivers still suffer pollution and damages. The status of rivers and waters within Europe has been well documented by the European Environmental Agency in the report. European waters: Assessment of status and pressures 2018. A key finding of the report is that only around 40 % of surface waters (rivers, lakes and transitional and coastal waters) are in good ecological status or potential, and only 38 % are in good chemical status.