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Regional environmental monitoring of pesticides

The regional pesticid database (RPD) contains data on pesticide occurrences in groundwater and surface water samples collected outside of the ordinary continuos environmental monitoring program. Currently the database and webpages associated with it is only available in Swedish. A new database will be launched in spring 2019. 

Background of the Regionial 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 to include data from recent years. Although most data is now available through the search function, some additional data from 2015 and 2016 is only available by directly contacting CKB, see contact information below.

The RPD is financed by the Swedish EPA and is hosted by the Department of Soil and Environment, in collaboration with the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, 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 the incoming data was continuous, but has become more sporadic recently. Thus, there may be 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).

Jenny Kreuger, Research Group Leader
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Section for Organic Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, 018-672462, 0705-672462

Published: 18 January 2019 - Page editor: