Too high phosphorus concentrations are measured at more than half of all river measurement stations.The share has declined by around one third since the beginning of the 1980s. Very high levels of pollution are very rare nowadays.The Federal Government's aim is to meet the requirements for good status for phosphorous in all water bodies by 2030 at the latest.This requires a change in fertiliser pr... read more
Nitrogen and phosphorus are nutrients for aquatic plants (algae, macrophytes). Their high concentration causes excessive growth especially of algae (Eutrophication). Rivers transport nitrogen and phosphorus into lakes and North sea and Baltic sea and influence its nutrient concentration. read more
For our environment
The UBA’s motto, For our environment (“Für Mensch und Umwelt”), sums up our mission pretty well, we feel. In this video we give an insight into our work.
Wörlitzer Platz 1 06844 Dessau-Roßlau GermanyPlease contact us preferably by e-mail: buergerservice [at] uba [dot] deYou can reach us by telephone Mon - Fri during service hours 9.00 - 15.00 at: +49-340-2103-2416Fax: +49-340-2103-2285