Study on insecticide contamination in surface waters

Many thanks to a WTT contact in Ireland, Wolfgang Koepke of Graiguenamangh AC, for highlighting a study from a German university that points to some really worrying figures on insecticide contamination in surface waters, concluding that the biological integrity of global water resources is at substantial risk”.

The paper is summarised in Science Daily — click here. 

Wolfgang has concerns (shared by many working in the river conservation world) that pesticides might be playing a significant role in what he perceives as reduced fly life in his rivers in Ireland. This paper gives plenty of food for thought.