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Wastewater Issue: High Time for Better Management – The Case of Macedonia
Wastewater Issue: High Time for Better Management – The Case of Macedonia

Author(s): Karolina Pendovska
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies, Governance, Environmental and Energy policy, Social development, Management and complex organizations, Environmental interactions
Published by: Analytica
Keywords: North Macedonia; water resources; wastewater; water pollution; wastewater management; environmental protection; treatment of wastewaters; water related legislation;
Summary/Abstract: Globally increased industrial production, intense agriculture activities and household consumption in the last century have led to increased use of water resources. This in turn has increased the rate of production of wastewater, polluting the nearby recipients (surface waters and groundwaters). The well‐being of Earth’s natural water resources has been seriously threatened. Sustainable use of water resources and their protection, water quality and targets for achieving safe drinking water supply and basic sanitation have become more promptly addressed in the international and regional legal instruments. Reactions on the diminishing of future water resources quantity and quality are emerging on European Union (EU) level too, calling out for “water to be one of the main issues on the political agenda and integrated into all policies.”

  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: English