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Description - A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union by Vitaly Kimstach

A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union focuses on water quality issues using examples from around the former Soviet Union. It covers the background to the natural water resources and composition of surface and ground waters in the former Soviet Union and then proceeds to examine the influence of human activity on those resources and water quality systems. With unique material previously unavailable in English, A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union presents a detailed analysis of generic problems and possible solutions applicable beyond the former Soviet Union. It covers: * Salinization, eutrophication and acidification * Heavy metal, organic and microbial pollution * The ecological state of water bodies * Water quality monitoring systems in the former Soviet Union * The impact of pollution on fisheries With more than one hundred line illustrations and tables, the long-term detailed case studies of the Lower Don Basin, the Amu Darya river, the Rybinsk reservoir, the Dnieper river, Lakes Baikal and Ladoga, and water resources in Moscow and the Moscow region, will enable valuable lessons in environmental management to be learnt.
A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union in a valuable source of up-to-date information and case studies for professionals in government, national and international organizations, and water utilities. It will be an essential reference in research institutes and university libraries. I.A Shiklomanov, V.Y Georgievsky, M.P Polkanov, V.V Tsirkunov, V.G Drabkova, G.M Chernogaeva, V.P Zakutin, A.V Zhulidov, V.M Emetz, V.S Petrosian, Y.Y Vinnikov, L.V Boeva, T.A Sergeeva, V. Abakumov

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780419239208
ISBN-10: 0419239200
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 159mm x 34mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vitaly Kimstach

Vitaly Kimstach, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme in Oslo, Norway Michel Meybeck, Laboratory of Applied Geology, University of Paris IV Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris Ellysar Baroudy, Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre (MARC), King's College London

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