water pollution


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water pollution

Contamination of rivers, lakes and seas by fertilizers, pesticides, sewage, and oil or toxic waste from ships and factories.
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Noun1.water pollution - pollution of the water in rivers and lakeswater pollution - pollution of the water in rivers and lakes
pollution - undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
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The Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources will investigate claims that water pollution has been causing the Orang Asli community in Kampung Kuala Koh to suffer from pneumonia.
However, the most pressing is the problem of water pollution. Agriculture accounts for 21 per cent of Pakistan's GDP.
He decried the challenge of water pollution and environmental degradation in the oil producing communities in the Niger Delta, saying the government was committed towards ameliorating the plight of the people in the region.
The 14th International Conference on Monitoring, Modelling and Management of Water Pollution was held during May 2018 at A Coruna, Spain.
Factories produce chemical, leathers and waste which are directly moving towards the rivers and oceans causing widespread water pollution. Water pollution in turn damages the marine life.
Factories produce chemical, leathers and waste which are moving towards the rivers and oceans due to which water pollution is getting birth.
Iran has drafted a regulation to control water pollution and contamination in the big cities, specially in Tehran.
The World Bank plans to provide the Philippines financing for a project aimed at addressing water pollution in Manila Bay.
Basra / NINA /- Hundreds of residents of the Shatt al-Arab district eastern of Basra held an open sit-in on the road leading to Shalamja border crossing with Iran to demand a quick solution to the problem of water pollution and salinity and improve the reality of services in the district.
Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed a string of incidents including water pollution, fires, fly-tipping and even radioactive and nuclear contamination.
The continued elevated levels of concern about both types of water pollution come as President Donald Trump signed an executive order to roll back environmental regulations put in place by his predecessor to protect American waterways from pollution.