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Top Five Environmental Statistics - Industrial Water Pollution (Infographic)

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Water is essential to all aspects of human life, from food production to ecosystem biodiversity. This infographic shares some stats that remind us all how important it is to protect water quality! …

Water is essential to all aspects of human life, from food production to ecosystem biodiversity. This infographic shares some stats that remind us all how important it is to protect water quality!
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  • 1. Top five Stats P R E S E N T E D B Y SOURCES: http://www.wno.org/water-pollution http://www2.epa.gov/learn-issues/water-resources http://www2.epa.gov/nutrientpollution/sources-and-solutions http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-water-act http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/cwa.cfm?program_id=45 http://www.mwr.gov.cn/english/sdw.html MAY 2014 industrial water pollution Water is essential to all aspects of human life including Clean Water Act (CWA) in US The CWA gives EPA the authority to set effluent limits on an industry-wide (technology-based) basis and on a water-quality basis that ensure protection of the receiving water. The CWA requires anyone who wants to discharge pollutants to first obtain an NPDES permit. Water Pollution Regulations (MWR) in China The MWR is in charge of water resource protection, water function zoning in major rivers and lakes and implementation of supervision. The MWR also reviews and verifies the capacity of pollutant load of water bodies. WaterFrameworkDirective(WFD)inEurope The WFD requires all inland, transitional and coastal waters to reach good ecological and chemical status by 2015. The WFD also requires the phasing out or substantial reductions in the discharge of hazardous substances to water bodies. Each day 2 million tons of sewageis discharged into the planet’s oceans, lakes and streams In the United States over 34 billion liters of hazardous liquid waste is injected directly into groundwater by industries every year Quality of water is affected by human activities and is declining due to urbanization, population growth industrial production and climate change The world’s water is contaminated with: plastic waste, chemicals, pharmaceuticals pesticides, fertilizers and detergents Containing nitrogen and phosphorus community health food production economic vitality ecosystem biodiversity Some of the Water Pollution Regulatory Bodies and Regulations around the World Include