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Water pollution from agriculture: global drivers, local effects

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by Javier Mateo-Sagasta
at the World Water Forum 2015

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Water pollution from agriculture: global drivers, local effects

  1. 1. Photo:TomvanCakenberghe/IWMI www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world Javier Mateo-Sagasta 16-04-2015 Water pollution from agriculture: global drivers, local effects
  2. 2. Pollution loads Water abstraction Drivers Pressures StateImpacts Response Anthropogenic root causes Water quality degradation Health Ecosystems Economic activities Good practices Technologies Policies Research
  3. 3. Population growth and change in diets
  4. 4. Agricultural expansion and intensification
  5. 5. Agricultural expansion and intensification
  6. 6. Local effects: N surplus in Europe leading to eutrophication and groundwater pollution Europe
  7. 7. Local effects:
  8. 8. Nutrients, Pesticides, Sediments, Salts, Organic matter, Pathogens, Metals…
  9. 9. www.iwmi.org Water for a food-secure world Javier Mateo-Sagasta Senior Researcher j.mateo-sagasta@cigar.org Thank you for your attention!

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