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Assessment and Control of Nonpoint Source Pollution of Aquatic Systems: A Practical Approach

Handbook / Manual

Series: Man and the Biosphere Volume: 23

Edited By: W Rast, M Holland, G Jolanki, S Ryding and J Thornton

466 pages, B/w photos, b/w illus, tabsIllus.

Parthenon Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #17810 | ISBN: 1850703841
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NHBS Price: £121.00 $148/€136 approx

About this book

Extensively documented guidebook for the assessment and control of this pollution type from agricultural, urban, construction, and forested areas. Past and present successes and failures in designing site-specific solutions to this problem are included throughout the text.


Introduction. Purpose of book and how it can best be used. Development and implementation of a nonpoint source pollution control programme. The hydrologic cycle and factors affecting the generation, transport, and transformation of nonpoint sourcepollutants. Types of aquatic pollutants, impacts on water quality, and determination of critical levels. Human activities in the drainage basin as sources of nonpoint pollutants. Measurement of nonpoint source pollution. Modelling of nonpoint sourcepollutant loads. Available nonpoint source pollution control measures. Selection of a nonpoint source pollution control programme. Opportunities for the future. References. Index.

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