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The water crisis : constructing solutions to freshwater pollution

Author: Julie Stauffer
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 1998.
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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 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: List of Tables List of Boxes List of Figures Introduction Chapter 1: Urbanization: Sewage and Storm-water The Water Carriage Revolution Urban Runoff Chapter 2: Industrialization: Chemical Contaminants Suspended Solids Organic Material Heavy Metals Synthetic Chemicals Acidic Wastes Chapter 3: Intensive Farming: Fertilizers and Pesticides History of Modern Farming Nutrients Pesticides Animal Wastes Soil Erosion Chapter 4: Case-Studies: The Rhine and the Great Lakes Introduction History Current Levels of Pollution Legislation The Future Chapter 5: Prevention Urbanization Industrialization Agriculture Chapter 6: Legislation and Economic Policies Legislation Economic Approaches Public Pressure Watershed Management Chapter 7: Introduction to Ecological Technologies Characteristics of Natural Systems Fundamental Mechanisms of Natural Systems Chapter 8: Soil-based Systems Rationale for Soil-based Treatment Slow-rate Treatment Rapid Infiltration Systems Overland Flow Systems Performance Land Application of Sludge Chapter 9: Aquatic Plant Treatment Systems Constructed Wetlands Waste Stabilization Ponds Floating Aquatic Plant Systems Combined Systems Living Machines Chapter 10: Coda: Rethinking Water Carriage Grey-water Systems Chapter 11: Ground-water: The Special Issues Sources of Pollution Ground-water Treatment Chapter 12: Conclusions: Directions for the Future List of Terms Bibliography Index
Responsibility: [Julie Stauffer].
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