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Water Quality: Management of a Natural Resource

By: James Perry and Elizabeth Vanderklein

639 pages, 100 b/w photos, 80 line illus, figs


Paperback | Nov 1996 | #53330 | ISBN: 0865424691
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About this book

Water quality management has in the past been viewed as a purely technical subject, combining primarily water chemistry and hydrology. This book builds on that foundation but takes an interdisciplinary approach to cover such subjects as preservation of biological diversity and ecosystem integrity, insuring public health standards, international waterways and policy, and preservation of water resources through sustainable development. This approach mirrors the issues that confront managers and decision makers. Case studies are used for analysis throughout.


Water Quality Management: An Evolving Field for Changing Values; History of Water Quality Management: The Problem and Its Science; Attitudes, Goals and Management Strategies; Global Water Resources and How They Are Used: The Expression of Goals and Objectives; Developing Standards from the Traditions of Toxicology; Classification and Environmental Quality Assessment: The Search for Ecologically Accurate Aquatic Metrics; The Role of Scale Issues in Water Quality Management; Water and Hydrologic Cycle; Rivers and Streams: One-Way Flow System; Groundwater and Water Quality: Water to Live On; Coastal Zone Water Quality Management; Lakes and Water Impact; Wetlands: Protective, Vital, Cleansing and Threatened; Structuring Water Management Goals by Ecological Levels; Responses to Stress at the Ecosystem, Community, Population and Individual Levels; Regionalization of Resources Management; Effects of Land Use on Water Quality; Management of Water Quality in a Forested Landscape; Management of Water Quality in an Agricultural Landscape; Management of Water Quality in an Urban Landscape; Special Issue: Acidification of Freshwater Resources; Special Issue: Global Change: A Proactive Management Challenge; Special Issue: Exotics: A Special Biological Pollution; Cultural Dimensions of Water Quality Policy; Paradigms in Motion; Decision Making in Practice: Case Studies

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