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Water Quality: Processes and Policy

Edited By: Stephen T Trudgill, Des E Walling and Bruce W Webb

283 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jul 1999 | #94414 | ISBN: 0471985473
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Explores the management of water quality in both urban and coastal environments, linking hydrochemical processes with social, policy and legal issues.


Water quality - an emerging global crisis; riverine mass load estimation - Paris Commission Policy, practice and implications for load-estimation for a major UK river system; changing standards and catchment sources of faecal indicators in nearshore bathing waters; beach health risk assessment and pollution perception; the validation of pesticide leaching models for regulatory purpose; water quality processes in catchments - an integrated modelling approach for scenario analysis; basin scale nitrate simulation using minimum information requirement models (MIRs); bridging the gap between science and management in upland catchments; policy, serendipity and science - algal blooms in Australia; towards groundwater protection in the UK - problems of integrating science and policy; organizational issues and policy directions for urban pollution management; the economics of water pollution abatement - a case study; inorganic farm wastes - an environmental time bomb?; screw the lid even tighter? - water pollution and the enforcement of environmental regulation in less developed countries; towards integrated management of rural drainage basins with particular reference to water quality issues.

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Stephen T. Trudgill, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK Des E. Walling, Department of Geography, University of Exeter, UK Bruce W. Webb, Department of Geography, University of Exeter, UK

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