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Diffuse water pollution: an invisible and growing threat

On 22 March each year the world turns its attention to the global water crisis on the occasion of World Water Day. Water policies around the world are in need of urgent reform. Water – an essential natural resource on which all life depends – has become a global garbage can.

You wouldn’t think you could kill a freshwater ecosystem or an ocean, would you? But the biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems has been degraded more than any other ecosystem. And more than 400 dead zones have been identified in the world’s oceans. Pollution is a major driver of such damage.

The effects of water pollution imperil not only ecosystems, but also human lives and economic growth. At least…

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 Diffuse water pollution: an invisible and growing threat

On 22 March each year the world turns its attention to the global water crisis on the occasion of World Water Day. Water policies around the world are in need of urgent reform. Water – an essential natural resource on which all life depends – has become a global garbage can.

9 Things That Causes Water Pollution And Its Possible Solution

Indeed, water pollution is one of the major crisis that the world faces today, and it affects millions of people who don’t have access to clean drinking water. The government spends time and effort to focus on water pollution and its effects to protect the people.

Water Pollution Guide

Welcome to the Water Pollution Guide, where you can find useful information about the sources of water pollution and how they can be treated.


Cleaning the ocean and coastlines, one pound at a time.

Global Water Partnership

The Global Water Partnership’s vision is for a water secure world. Its mission is to advance governance and management of water resources for sustainable and equitable development.

Let's Talk (Dirty) water

The blog on water pollution.


Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance.

Save the Boundary Waters

The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters is leading the effort to ensure permanent protection for the Boundary Waters Wilderness, America's most visited Wilderness and Minnesota's crown jewel, from proposed sulfide-ore copper mining.

Save the Water

Save the Water™ (STW™) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to solving the world water crisis through excellence in water science research and by forming alliances with organizations, scientists, universities, media, businesses, and governments around the world to promote awareness of water contamination issues.

The Groundwater Foundation

The Groundwater Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and motivating people to care for and about groundwater.

The Watergeeks

Our mission is to help turn the global water crisis upside down through empowering consumers with compelling new choices that better fit both their active lifestyles and their ecological beliefs. We create innovative new water consumption products designed for the world as it is today. Our products are uniquely designed to create both a healthier "you" and a healthier "planet.

Water Environment Federation

WEF and its member associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.

Water Pollution Forum

Discusses all water-related issues, particularly in terms of quality and scarcity.


WaterAid started in 1981 because no non-profit like us existed. We are determined to make clean water, reliable toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation. Only by tackling these 3 essentials, in ways that last, can people change their lives for good.


Your local water quality changes every day, multiple times a day. Just like the weather. It used to be impossible to track these changes in real-time. But now, the AquaGenius app keeps you informed when your water quality changes...

Blue Sphere Media

We fuse dramatic imagery with intimate and thought-provoking stories, to connect people to globally important issues and inspire action.


With our projects, we are improving people’s livelihood by accessing clean drinking water, health, education and income. Combating child poverty is particularly important to us. We promote African art and culture and want to support integration into our society today.

EarthEcho International

EarthEcho International's mission is to empower youth to take action that restores and protects our water planet.

Natural Resources Defense Council

Scientists estimate that each year up to 7 million Americans become sick from contaminated tap water, which can also be lethal. Pollution, old pipes and outdated treatment threaten tap water quality.

Pacific Institute

The Pacific Institute creates and advances solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. Our vision is to create a world in which society, the economy, and the environment have the water they need to thrive now and in the future.

Project Kaisei

Project Kaisei is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco and Hong Kong, established to increase the understanding and the scale of marine debris, its impact on our ocean environment, and how we can introduce solutions for both prevention and clean-up.

Toxic-Free Future

Toxic-Free Future focuses on preventing water pollution by stopping the use of harmful chemicals in consumer products and manufacturing.

UK Rivers Network

The world's rivers have never been under so much stress. Even in the UK and Ireland, rivers are under huge pressure from water extraction ("abstraction"), climate change, pollution, and other human activities. The UK Rivers Network brings people together to create a better future for rivers and inland waters in the UK and Ireland.


The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 was the first major U.S. law to address water pollution. Growing public awareness and concern for controlling water pollution led to sweeping amendments in 1972.

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