EU-water directive

Soil | Agriculture

Erosion

Photo of an extreme form of erosion.

When uncovered farmland is exposed to heavy rainfall or high wind, soil particles are set in motion, and can be transported downhill or across open space over long distances. This results in a loss of fertile soil that is essential for life itself. And because farming is becoming ever more intensive and monoculture oriented, serious long term problems can result. read more

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