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Water stress in Europe
Water stress in Europe
10 figures for the report "Water stress in Europe, can the challenge be met?" published in 1997. Water resources, pesticides pollution, life expectancy...
Consumption of Nitrogen fertilizers in EU 15
The graph shows Consumption of Nitrogen fertilizers in EU 15 from 1970 to 1992. The main source of nitrogen in soils is from organic matter. Nitrogen also comes from sources such as factories. A common concern with these...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Trends in life expectancy in Europe, 1980 and 1990
Life expectancy has increased in all countries surveyed in this graphic, from both Western and Eastern Europe. In the Western European countries, life expectancy at the end of the eighties is higher than 72 years old, wi...
07 Nov 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Water resources in Europe
The amount of natural water resorces available per inhabitant in Europe, in cubic meter per year. Water resources are at the highest in the Nordic countries and Central an Easter Europe, while scarce in Western/Central E...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Consumption of pesticides (active ingredients)
The graphic shows consumption of pesticide (active ingredients) from 1980 to 2010. Pesticides are natural chemicals or altered versions of natural chemicals used in agriculture to control various sorts of pests such as d...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Renewable water resources in Europe
Water resources are a major political issure with most European countries a large portion of their fresh water supply orginating from other countries. Hungary has over 90 percent of its fresh water coming from river flow...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Water resources in Europe
On the continental scale, Europe appears to have abundant water resources. However, these resources are unevenly distributed, both between and within countries. Once population density is taken into account, the disequit...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Renewable water resources
Renewable water represents the main water resource available to society. This is the water that is continously recharged in the hydrological cycle. This graphic shows renewable resources in cubic meter per capita in East...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Development of organic matter, phosphorus and nitrate in EU 15 rivers
The graphic shows the development of organic matter, phosphorus and nitrate in EU 15 rivers. Water resources in Europe have been profoundly influenced over the past century by human activities, including the construction...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Trends in groundwater nitrate concentrations
The graph shows the development of Nitrate concentration in groundwater from 1980 to 1995 in France, Britain and Denmark combined. Nitrate is a naturally occurring compound and is normal in small amounts, but excess amou...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Trends in the ice-breaking date in the Tornio river, Finland
The icebreaking date for the Tornio River in Finland has been recorded since 1693. With the increased greenhouse effect, impacts on the cryosphere are likely. One impact will be less ice on rivers and lakes. Freeze-up da...
14 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal