State of the Environment, Sri Lanka - Water

Submitted by aman on Mon, 2005-10-17 17:38.

Pollution of inland waters

Sri Lanka is blessed with rich water resource but it is fast becoming a scarce resource. Urbanization and industrialization have caused the pollution of urban water ways while the intense use of agro chemicals and the discharge of domestic and industrial waste have polluted rural waterways. Eutropication is becoming a critical issue for many natural and artificial water bodies. Planned management of water resources is required to harmonize the multiple uses of water and to avert possible conflicts in the future.


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Sri Lanka;eutrophication;water quality;urbanization;industrial effluents;Kotm

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2000

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UNEP/RRC.AP

Bangkok, Thailand

2001

UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)
( categories: Assessment Reports | Water )