SOURCES OF POLLUTION AS A HAZARD FOR RIVER ENVIRONMENT IN CASE OF FLOOD
M. ZELENAKOVA, A. ORAVCOVA, M. RUSNAK
ABSTRACT. – Sources of pollution as a hazard for river environment in case of flood. In the case of flood the main damages on the environment may occur as a consequence of accidents at sources of pollution. The issue of pollution sources is a key area of environmental protection. While pollution from point sources can be disposed by suitable technology, for diffuse pollution are essential proposals of preventive measures, that creating conditions to prevent contamination. The paper presents results of evaluation the sources of pollution in Hornad river basin in the eastern Slovakia in flooded area. Environmental risk assessment methods can be particularly useful in evaluating whether uses are threatened when a stressor of concern is not expressed as a numeric criterion in water quality standards. The risk assessment framework can add value to watershed-based management.
Keywords: sources of pollution, flooded area, environmental risk, river basin