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About this book
About this book
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.
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