Reducing water stress on the aquatic systems, protecting source water areas, evaluating land use development plans, supporting better forest management, rehabilitating affected ecosystems to boost biodiversity and water resources functioning, and implementing payment of ecosystem services to support upstream conservation.
The degradation of aquatic ecosystems and natural resources within a catchment impacts biodiversity, hydrological flow, environmental water requirements, water quality, and the ability to use natural resources. Source water protection is often considered among the most cost-effective options to restore aquatic systems.
1Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry of the NAS of Ukraine, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (Poland), The Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY team. 2Macrosorb. LT, Vilnius, Lithuania