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Water pollution control: A guide to the use of water quality management principles

Edited by R. Helmer and I. Hespanhol

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High quality fresh water is limited in quantity and there is a need for comprehensive water management involving representatives of all those who use water. Effective management must ensure that the best use is made of available supplies, including protection from pollution, and should seek to limit conflicts over access to fresh water. This calls for the establishment of clearly defined policies and strategies as well as for the development of enforceable mechanisms and tools for water pollution control.

This handbook has been prepared by leading international experts addressing specific aspects of water resources management and water pollution control. A series of case studies from various regions is also included, highlighting successful models of wastewater management and pollution control from different parts of the world.

This is a handbook for policy makers and environmental managers in water authorities and engineering companies engaged in water quality programmes, especially in developing countries. It is also suitable for use as a textbook or as training material for water quality management course.

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Table of contents, Foreword and Acknowledgements [pdf 51kb]
Chapter 1. Policy and principles [pdf 39kb]
Chapter 2. Water quality requirements [pdf 135kb]
Chapter 3. Technology selection [pdf 343kb]
Chapter 4. Wastewater as a resource [pdf 223kb]
Chapter 5. Legal and regulatory instruments [pdf 118kb]
Chapter 6. Economic instruments [pdf 91kb]
Chapter 7. Financing wastewater management [pdf 146kb]
Chapter 8. Institutional arrangements [pdf 87kb]
Chapter 9. Information systems [pdf 118kb]
Chapter 10. Framework for water pollution control [pdf 94kb]
Case study 1. The Ganga, India [pdf 155kb]
Case study 2. Shanghail Huangpu River, China [pdf 542kb]
Case study 3. The Pasig River, Philippines [pdf 146kb]
Case study 4. Nigeria [pdf 205kb]
Case study 5. The Witbank Dam Catchment [pdf 205kb]
Case study 6. The Upper Tietê Basin, Brazil [pdf 183kb]
Case study 7. The Mezquital Valley, Mexico [pdf 186kb]
Case study 8. Lerma-Chapala Basin, Mexico [pdf 394kb]
Case study 9. The Danube Basin [pdf 286kb]
Case study 10. Moscow Region, Russia [pdf 268kb]
Case study 11. Cyprus [pdf 122kb]
Case study 12. Kingdom of Jordan [pdf 226kb]
Case study 13. Sana'a, Yemen [pdf 237kb]
Appendix. Participants in the working group [pdf 15kb]

Other information that may be of interest

Other volumes in the series "Water Resources Quality"
Guidelines on safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater
Guidelines for safe recreational water environments

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