Russia is a country of rivers
Water resources of Russia are enormous: our country has 20 percent of the world's fresh water resources. Russia could easily be referred to as the "country of rivers", as over 2.5 million rivers can be found within its territory. The Siberian rivers Ob,Yenisey, Lena and Amur are among the longest rivers in the world. River Volga is the longest river in Europe.
Water pollution is a global problem and also affects Russia. Beautiful rivers of Russia also suffer from it, industrial waste, sewage, pesticides, fertilizers are a serious threat to the river environment and all the living things within it. Solid waste, which is washed up on the banks of rivers everyday, is also a serious issue. Existing water treatment plants in many cities of Russia are unable to keep up with today's standards. Protecting water from pollution is often poorly organized. Therefore, new water treatment technologies are needed.