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EUTROPHICATION POTENTIAL – INLAND WATER

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Definition:
The aggregate measure of the inland water eutrophication potential of some substances, calculated through the conversion factor of phosphorous and nitrogen compounds (waste water discharges and air emissions of NOx and NH3) into phosphorous equivalents.

Source Publication:
United Nations, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, World Bank, 2005, Handbook of National Accounting: Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting 2003, Studies in Methods, Series F, No.61, Rev.1, Glossary, United Nations, New York, para. 3.28.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, July 05, 2005