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Regional environmental monitoring of pesticides

The regional pesticide database (RPD) contains data on pesticide occurrences in groundwater and surface water samples collected outside of the ordinary continuous environmental monitoring program. Currently the database and webpages associated with it is only available in Swedish

Background of the Regional Pesticide database

The data presented on these pages originate from the Regional Pesticide Database (RPD). This database was created in 1996 to facilitate the compilation of data from all types of pesticide sampling in Swedish water. The RPD increases the possibilities to discover trends and evaluate different pesticide occurrences. The oldest material in the RPD is from 1983 and the database was last updated in 2015.

The RPD is financed by the Swedish EPA and is hosted by the Department of Soil and Environment at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Contact at the Swedish EPA: Anna Hellström (

Extent of data in RPD

Analyses of pesticides are conducted by cities, counties, and water boards throughout Sweden. Water samples from rivers, streams, lakes, wells or water works are analyzed for pesticides. In previous years data was collected continuously, but this has become more sporadic recently. Thus, there is a lack of data from recent years.

Go to the Swedish page to read more about where the material originates and what type of data is being collected. (Note, these pages and the search function in the database are only available in Swedish at this time).

Published: 10 September 2019 - Page editor: