Most waste water unprocessed in Serbia, expert says

NEWS 22.03.202316:10

More than 80 percent of waste waters are released unprocessed into the rivers in Serbia, an environmental organization warned on Wednesday.

Organization for Political Ecology (POLEKOL) head Zaklina Zivkovic said that the situation in Serbia reflects the global water crisis, adding that 84 percent of waste water is not processed before being released into the country’s rivers.

Zivkovic said that Serbia lacks water exploitation control because of what she said are weak state institutions and a badly set up system.

“It’s hard to say what is the most important thing in terms of the water situation in Serbia. The important thing is to implement integral water management which means giving the priority to water for human consumption and preserving biodiversity,” she said.