Dams and dykes beat pollution to top list of threats to rivers and lakes

A new assessment of Europe’s rivers, lakes, and coasts reveals that the impact of hydropower dams, disconnection of floodplains and altering the natural path of rivers have joined pollution from industrial farming at the top of the list of major causes of damage to Europe’s water environment. The ‘State of Water Report 2018’ study, published … Continue reading Dams and dykes beat pollution to top list of threats to rivers and lakes