Control of Water Pollution from Agriculture

Environmental pollution is a major global concern. When sources of water pollution are enumerated, agriculture is, with increasing frequency, listed as a major contributor. As nations make efforts to correct abuses to their water resources, there is a need to determine the causes of water quality degradation and to quantify pollution contributions from many sources. Until such time as adequate facts are made available through research to delineate causes and sources, conflicting opinions continue to flourish and programmes to control and abate pollution will be less effective and efficient in the use of limited resources.

FAO (1996): Control of Water Pollution from Agriculture. Rome: FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) URL [Accessed: 12.03.2012] PDF