Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management, Volume 7, The Water Crisis: Constructing solutions to freshwater pollution

Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management, Volume 7, The Water Crisis: Constructing solutions to freshwater pollution

written by Julie Stauffer, fl. 1998, in Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management, Volume 7 (Abingdon, England: Routledge (Publisher), 2013, originally published 1998), 181 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Modern society too often views water as a convenient vehicle for disposing of waste, and the results are becoming increasingly apparent. Analysis of freshwater supplies frequently reveals disturbing levels of pollution, including human waste, heavy metals, and synthetic chemicals, to the detriment of our health and the health of entire ecosystems. The Water Crisis examines the roots of freshwater pollution, urbanization, industrialization, and intensive farming supported by case studies from the Rhine and the Great Lakes. It explores the impact of major pollutants and discusses methods of prevention. The final section provides a detailed overview of possible solutions, including soil-based treatment systems and constructed wetlands. A separate chapter is devoted to the important issue of groundwater pollution. Practical, concise, and accessible, this is ideal for students in environmental studies and environmental science, biology and geography, and general readers.
Field of Interest
Global Issues
Author
Julie Stauffer, fl. 1998
Copyright Message
Copyright © 1998 Centre for Alternatives Technology
Content Type
General reference book
Warning: Contains explicit content
No
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
1998
Page Count
181
Publication Year
2013
Publisher
Routledge (Publisher)
Place Published / Released
Abingdon, England
Series Number
Volume 7
Subject
Global Issues, Social Sciences, Environment and Ecological Issues, The Great Lakes, Water pollution, Water resources development, Environmental geotechnology, Water-supply engineering, Environmental management, Politics & Policy, Ecology, Wales, England, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Series / Program
Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

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