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Natural cleaning systems as inovation approaches for clean water (in the case of cross-border region between Mura and Drava – Gajševsko lake)

Ana Vovk Korže ; Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
Silvija Zeman ; Politechnic of Međimurje in Čakovec, Croatia

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Concern for a healthy drinking water derived from the basic human needs , because it is required under the international convention to ensure clean safe water for all at all levels. Therefore, municipalities and local communities are already submitting their proposals for decades to obtain financial resources for co-financing wastewater treatment plants. Since this kind of tenders are no longer available, and the majority of rural areas (in Slovenia 60%) still does not have regulated sewerage, other approaches, that allow reducing the concentrations of pollutants in the water, which are harmful for our health, are becoming more and more important. In this paper we presented the possibility of using natural wastewater treatment systems, which in the comparative method pilot test work reliably and are ready to be quickly, without major investment used in practice. We analyzed Gajševsko Lake as an example of highly contaminated water accumulation. In a cross-border project Slovenia - Croatia we developed approaches to reduce pollutants in water and this has an important influence on the quality of the soil and human health.


ecosystem aproach, wastewater cleaning, natural wastewater treatment systems, revitalisations

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