|Source apportionment of nitrogen and phosphorus inputs into the aquatic environment|
European Environment Agency (2005). Source apportionment of nitrogen and phosphorus inputs into the aquatic environment. EEA Report, 7. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities: Luxembourg. ISBN 92-9167-777-9. 48 pp.
Part of: EEA Report. European Environment Agency (EEA): Luxembourg. ISSN 1725-9177, more
Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water
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- European Environment Agency, more
Eutrophication is the excessive enrichment of waters with nutrients and the associated adverse biological effects, and it is still one of the major environmental problems across Europe. European waters are affected across the whole range from inland water bodies such as groundwater, rivers and lakes, to transitional and coastal waters and ecosystems in open seas. Eutrophication is caused by large anthropogenic inputs of the nutrients nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) to the aquatic environment from a range of societal sectors.