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Water Pollution Control: A Guide to the Use of Water Quality Management Principles

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Richard Helmer and Ivanildo Hespanhol

510 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Chapman & Hall (E & FN Spon)

Paperback | Oct 1997 | #68504 | ISBN: 0419229108
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This handbook highlights the importance of identification, categorization and prioritization of local water quality and pollution control problems. It also illustrates the development and implementation of policy, planning and coordination schemes, preparation and, or adaptation of legislation, monitoring programmes, enforcement activities, training and information dissemination. Long term strategies for water pollution control are covered based upon realistic short term goals.


Foreward. Acknowledgements. Policy and principles.Introduction. Policy framework. Guiding principles for water pollution control. Strategy formulation. References. Water quality requirements. Introduction. Why water quality criteria and objectives? Water quality criteria for individual use categories. Water quality objectives. Conclusions and recommendations. References. Technology selection. Integrating waste and water management. Wastewater origin, composition and significance. Wastewater management. Pollution prevention and minimisation. Sewage conveyance. Costs, operation and maintenance. Selection of technology. Conclusions and recommendations. References. Wastewater as a resource. Introduction. Types of reuse. Implementing or upgrading agricultural reuse systems. Technical aspects of health protection. Conclusions and recommendations. References. Legal and regulatory instruments. Introduction. Inventories for pollution control. Environmental risk assessment. Derivation of standards for point sources. Regulation of point sources. Non-point source pollution. Groundwater protection. Transboundary pollution. Conclusion. References. Economic instruments Introduction. Why use economic instruments. Applying economic instruments. Choosing between instruments. Application in developing countries. Conclusions. References. Financing wastewater management. Introduction. The challenges of urban sanitation. The financial challenges. Strategic planning and policies for sustainable sanitation services. Conclusions. References. Institutional arrangements.Introduction. The water pollution control sub-sector. Institutions and organisations. Criteria and determinants. Examples of institutional arrangements. Capacity building. Conclusions. References. Information systems. Introduction. The importance of integration. Specifying information needs. Information gathering and dissemination. From data to information tools. Design of monitoring networks and selection of variables. Monitoring technology. References. Framework for water pollution control. Introduction. Initial analysis of water quality problems. Establishing objectives for water pollution control. Management tools and instruments. Action plan for water pollution control. References. The Ganga, India. Introduction. The Ganga river. The Ganga Action Plan. Implementation problems. River water quality monitoring. The future. Conclusions and lessons learned. Recommendations. Source literature. Shanghai Huangpu River, China. Introduction. Background information. Institutional development and industrial pollution control. Pollution control strategy for the Huangpu River. Other major measures used in cleaning the Huangpu River. Conclusions. References. Water pollution control. The Pasig river, Philippines./ Country profile. Basin identification. Pre-intervention situation. The intervention scenario. Lessons learned, c

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