640 pages, 123 line illus
A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union focuses on water quality issues using examples from around the former Soviet Union. It covers the background to the natural water resources and composition of surface and ground waters in the former Soviet Union and then proceeds to examine the influence of human activity on those resources and water quality systems. With unique material previously unavailable in English, A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union presents a detailed analysis of generic problems and possible solutions applicable beyond the former Soviet Union. It covers: * Salinization, eutrophication and acidification * Heavy metal, organic and microbial pollution * The ecological state of water bodies * Water quality monitoring systems in the former Soviet Union * The impact of pollution on fisheries With more than one hundred line illustrations and tables, the long-term detailed case studies of the Lower Don Basin, the Amu Darya river, the Rybinsk reservoir, the Dnieper river, Lakes Baikal and Ladoga, and water resources in Moscow and the Moscow region, will enable valuable lessons in environmental management to be learnt. A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union in a valuable source of up-to-date information and case studies for professionals in government, national and international organizations, and water utilities. It will be an essential reference in research institutes and university libraries. I.A Shiklomanov, V.Y Georgievsky, M.P Polkanov, V.V Tsirkunov, V.G Drabkova, G.M Chernogaeva, V.P Zakutin, A.V Zhulidov, V.M Emetz, V.S Petrosian, Y.Y Vinnikov, L.V Boeva, T.A Sergeeva, V. Abakumov
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