Geografie 1997, 102, 98-111

Changing Water Quality in the Bohemian Part of Elbe River 1991 - 1995

Jakub Langhammer

Katedra fyzické geografie a geoekologie, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The period 1991-1995 brought important changes of water quality in the Elbe, the chief Bohemian river. Improvements of water quality came after a long period of gradual deterioration, mainly due to implementation of sewage plants at major industrial sites. However, a numbers of problems - namely communal waste management - are still beyond acceptable limits and remain challenges for future.