A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union

A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union

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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 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, this will enable valuable lessons in environmental management to be learnt. A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union is a valuable source of up-to-date information and case studies for the professional in government, national and international organisations, and water utilities. It will be a useful reference in research institutes and university libraries.The content and form of the reports are standardised (GOST 41-05-282-87, 1987; GOST 7.63-90, 1990). ... Often there was a lack of data on discharge from storm sewers and domestic sewers, wastewaters from large livestock farms, the mining ... These statistical data were published as a manual a#39;Main Statistics on Water Use in the USSRa#39;. The Ministry of Environmental Protection had a service of specialised inspections for analytical control in Republics, Regions, cities and districts.

Title:A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union
Author: Vitaly Kimstach, Michel Meybeck, Ellysar Baroudy
Publisher:CRC Press - 1998-09-24

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