State of the water environment in Hungary

L. Somlyódy, Béla Hock

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A general overview of the state of the water environment in Hungary is presented. Comparing water resources and demands on Hungarian catchment of the rivers Danube and Tisza the outcome is unfavourable for the Tisza basin. The industrial and agricultural development and urbanisation have not been harmonized with the infrastructural investment. The water quality of surface and subsurface waters reflects this process. A survey of the present situation of water quality and the changes over the past decades is given. Special emphasis has been laid on two regional water pollution problems: reversing the eutrophication of Lake Balaton and the effect of the Gabcikovo-Nagymeros river dam complex on the water quality of the Danube. The main factors influencing the changes in water quality for the next century are summarized in the last part of this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Water Pollution Control
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Ocean Engineering

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