Subsurface migration, fertilizer runoff from farms, storm water from streets, and other forms of diffuse pollution are now recognized as having serious environmental consequences. In more than 50 percent of estimated cases in which water quality goals are not achieved, diffuse pollution is cited as the main cause. This guide surveys the myriad problems and challenges presented by this form of pollution, and offers a wide range of feasible, cost-effective solutions for dealing with them. Water Quality: Prevention, Identification, and Management of Diffuse Pollution covers aspects of diffuse pollution ranging from sources and sites to health and legal consequences. It provides readers with valuable discussions of
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Sound, practical advice on managing and controlling diffuse source water pollution and watershed management
This new edition of Water Quality provides the latest tools to prevent and abate diffuse pollution, as well as innovative problem-solving approaches for water and soil resources damaged by diffuse pollution. The information and techniques presented here emphasize sustainability, protection, and restoration of resources, while also considering land-use ethics and socioeconomic aspects of abatement and preservation.
This Second Edition's substantially updated material covers significant advances made in understanding and controlling diffuse pollution, such as key information on atmospheric deposition, pollutant interaction with soils, models for estimating loading of diffuse pollution from land, predicting safe water and soil acceptance of residual pollution, and use of GIS technology. State-of-the-art technical and socioeconomic tools are presented for controlling and abating diffuse pollution in such areas as urban, highway, agricultural, and industrial environments, as well as for managing and restoring streams, lakes, and watersheds. Providing both national and international outlooks, new chapters are included describing the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process, and material in other chapters is extensively updated to reflect the latest regulatory guidelines and new information on major legal decisions.
Water Quality, Second Edition is a valuable reference for environmental engineers, scientists, civil engineers, students of these disciplines, and government and regulatory personnel.
VLADIMIR NOVOTNY is professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering; chairman of the Environmental and Water Resources Committee at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and president of AquaNova International, Ltd., an environmental consulting firm. Dr. Novotny has chaired and organized several important conferences in the field of pollution control. He is also a chairman of the international specialists’ group within the International Association on Water Quality that deals with diffuse pollution. He has written or co-written numerous books and papers, including Handbook of Nonpoint Pollution: Sources and Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. HARVEY OLEM is director of the Center for Watershed Protection and president of Olem Associates. He earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and an M.Sc. in Environmental Pollution Control from Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Liming Acidic Surface Waters and numerous articles and reports.
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Descripción Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110442005598
Descripción Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0442005598