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TRANSBOUNDARY POLLUTION – CASE OF NATURAL EASTERN BORDER OF ROMANIA - PRUT RIVER

AUTHOR/S: C. E. TUREAC, A. G. TURTUREANU, C. CRETU, A. GRIGORE, G. MODIGA, M. TRANDAFIR
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 829-836 pp

ABSTRACT

This paper highlights the fact that environmental issues in the border regions are
numerous. These problems in border regions are endemic to many countries. At global
scale of the whole planet, the importance of transboundary pollution of the air, water,
soil is far from negligible (according to reports submitted to the UN). Almost 50% of
our planet earth (excluding Antarctica) is located in international water collection tanks.
In this area about 40% of world’s population lives, stretching over more than 200 river
basins with multi-national journey.The authors aim to analyze transboundary pollution
whit a significant adverse environmental impacts and resulting in either a change in the
air, water, soil caused by human activity, either physically speaking the genesis of water
is located in an area totally under other jurisdiction (such effects include effects that
have implications for human health and the protection of flora, fauna, air, climate, etc.).
In the Prut river basin area are monitored a number of over 150 major pollution sources
and in average the final effluent discharged directly into the envoys. Managing
transboundary waters of the Prut river are involving joint efforts of the riparian
countries (Moldova - Romania, Moldova - Ukraine) and is regulated by international
conventions.

Keywords: transboundary pollution, environmental impacts, managing transboundary waters