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The water crisis : constructing solutions to freshwater pollution

Author: Julie Stauffer
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines the sources and effects of modern freshwater pollution, and presents existing ecological technology which may be used by those who would like to take responsibility for the water  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stauffer, Julie.
Water crisis.
London : Earthscan, 1998
(OCoLC)607205852
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Stauffer
ISBN: 185383548X 9781853835483 185383436X 9781853834363
OCLC Number: 40052996
Description: xii, 161 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: List of TablesList of BoxesList of FiguresIntroductionChapter 1: Urbanization: Sewage and Storm-waterThe Water Carriage RevolutionUrban RunoffChapter 2: Industrialization: Chemical ContaminantsSuspended SolidsOrganic MaterialHeavy MetalsSynthetic ChemicalsAcidic WastesChapter 3: Intensive Farming: Fertilizers and PesticidesHistory of Modern FarmingNutrientsPesticidesAnimal WastesSoil ErosionChapter 4: Case-Studies: The Rhine and the Great LakesIntroductionHistoryCurrent Levels of PollutionLegislationThe FutureChapter 5: PreventionUrbanizationIndustrializationAgricultureChapter 6: Legislation and Economic PoliciesLegislationEconomic ApproachesPublic PressureWatershed ManagementChapter 7: Introduction to Ecological TechnologiesCharacteristics of Natural SystemsFundamental Mechanisms of Natural SystemsChapter 8: Soil-based SystemsRationale for Soil-based TreatmentSlow-rate TreatmentRapid Infiltration SystemsOverland Flow SystemsPerformanceLand Application of SludgeChapter 9: Aquatic Plant Treatment SystemsConstructed WetlandsWaste Stabilization PondsFloating Aquatic Plant SystemsCombined SystemsLiving MachinesChapter 10: Coda: Rethinking Water CarriageGrey-water SystemsChapter 11: Ground-water: The Special IssuesSources of PollutionGround-water TreatmentChapter 12: Conclusions: Directions for the FutureList of TermsBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: [Julie Stauffer].

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