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Water Pollution

Water pollution is a major global problem that requires ongoing evaluation and revision of water resource policy at all levels (from international down to individual aquifers and wells). It has been suggested that it is the leading worldwide cause of deaths and diseases, and that it accounts for the deaths of more than 14,000 people daily. In addition to the acute problems of water pollution in developing countries, industrialized countries continue to struggle with pollution problems as well. Water is typically referred to as polluted when it is impaired by anthropogenic contaminants and either does not support a human use, such as drinking water, and/or undergoes a marked shift in its ability to support its constituent biotic communities, such as fish. Natural phenomena such as volcanoes, algae blooms, storms, and earthquakes also cause major changes in water quality and the ecological status of water. Most water pollutants are eventually carried by rivers into the oceans.

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Water PollutionEdited by Nuray Balkis

Published: February 24th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1418

ISBN: 978-953-307-962-2

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1. Periphyton and Earthworms as Biological Indicators of Metal Pollution in Streams of Blantyre City, Malawi

By C. C. Kaonga and M. Monjerezi

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2. Interaction Processes Between Key Actors – Understanding Implementation Processes of Legislation for Water Pollution Control, the Israeli Case

By Sharon Hophmayer-Tokich

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3. Fluorescence Spectroscopy as a Potential Tool for In-Situ Monitoring of Dissolved Organic Matter in Surface Water Systems

By Elfrida M. Carstea

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4. Grain Size and Source Apportionment of Heavy Metals in Urban Stream Sediments

By K. Sekabira, H. Oryem-Origa, T. A. Basamba, G. Mutumba and E. Kakudidi

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5. Metagenomics in Polluted Aquatic Environments

By Alexander M. Cardoso, Felipe H. Coutinho, Felipe H. Coutinho, Cynthia B. Silveira, Barbara L. Ignacio, Ricardo P. Vieira, Gigliola R. Salloto, Maysa M. Clementino, Rodolpho M. Albano, Rodolfo Paranhos, Orlando B. Martins

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6. Mathematical Modeling of the Suspended Sediment Dynamics in the Riverbeds and Valleys of Lithuanian Rivers and Their Deltas

By Alfonsas Rimkus and Saulius Vaikasas

11856

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7. The Vulnerability of the Shingwedzi River, a Non-Perennial River in a Water Stressed Rural Area of the Limpopo Province, South Africa

By P. S. O. Fouché and W. Vlok

3062

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8. Natural Materials for Sustainable Water Pollution Management

By Kenneth Yongabi, David Lewis and Paul Harris

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9. The Relationship Between Metal Forms Found in River Bottom Sediments and Land Development (Review)

By Anna Rabajczyk

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