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Living with Water; Targeting Quality in a Dynamic World; Paul Pechan, Gert E. de Vries, (Eds.); 2013

Living with Water; Targeting Quality in a Dynamic World; Paul Pechan, Gert E. de Vries, (Eds.); 2013
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Living with Water; Targeting Quality in a Dynamic World; Paul Pechan,  Gert E. de Vries, (Eds.); 2013; Springer

This is a great book for giving an overview of water on earth, and then addressing challenges in both fresh and salt water environments.

The title of chapter 2 -  "Mountain Waters as Witnesses of Global Pollution" - gives a flavour of what this book is trying to do.

"Provides information about specific water environments and the challenges they each face

Discusses the effects of pollution and actions being taken to redress the situation

Details the new technologies being developed to treat and reuse waste waters, and the innovative monitoring approaches that help scientists to assess water quality risks

The factors affecting water quality are many: the increasing buying power and health concerns of the world population  contribute to the creation of new products, whose production and disposal lead to the release of chemicals harmful to the environment;  the ever-growing world population requires a  steady food supply, which increases the pressure to use even more fertilizers and agrochemicals to support crops and control various pests; and due to climate change, water quality is rapidly changing (e.g., oceans are becoming increasingly warmer and acidic).

Using specific examples, Living With Water will address the many challenges of providing clean water to the growing world population. It will also discuss the new technologies that are being developed, for example, to treat and reuse waste waters, and monitoring approaches that help scientists and stakeholders to assess water quality risks. Such risk assessments are urgently needed to help draft legislations and allow enforcement to ensure accessibility to quality water for all.

The structure of the book will be the following: each chapter will provide information about a specific water environment  (headwaters, rivers, oceans) and the challenges it faces. This will be followed by discussion of the pollution effects and actions taken to redress the situation. Finally, future trends will be  discussed."

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