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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Management | Clean Soil and Safe Water

Clean Soil and Safe Water

Quercia, Francesca F., Vidojevic, Dragana (Eds.)

2012, XVII, 299p. 116 illus..

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  • An integrated view on drinking water and contaminated land problems and solutions
  • A worldwide state of the art of problem assessment and management approaches
  • An insight into drinking water quality and safety issues from local to continental scales

This book addresses questions of relevance to governments and industry in many countries around the world, in particular concerning the link between contaminated-land-management programs and the protection of drinking water resources and the potential effects of climate changes on the availability of these same resources. On the “problem” side, it reports and analyzes methodologies and experiences in monitoring and characterization of drinking water resources (at basin, country and continental scales), pollution prevention,  assessment of background quality and of impacts on safety and public health from land and water contamination and impacts of climate change. On the “solution” side, the book presents results from national cleanup programs, recent advances in research into groundwater and soil remediation techniques, treatment technologies, research needs and information sources, land and wastewater management approaches aimed at the protection of drinking water.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Contaminated Land - Drinking Water Safety - Groundwater Quality - Soil and Groundwater Remediation - Water Treatment

Related subjects » Environmental Health & Public Health - Environmental Management - Global Change - Climate Change - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Pollution and Remediation - Water Industry and Technologies

Table of contents 

Part I  - Assessment and Climate Change.- Limitations and Challenges of Wastewater Reuse in Israel; Brenner A.- Research of Physical-Chemical Parameters of Water Quality in Drinking (Tap) Water in Tbilisi City (the Largest Settlement in Georgia) and its Close Regions; Kekelidze N.P. et al.- Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources Management with Particular Emphasis on Southern Italy; Vurro M.  et al.-A Geochemical Assessment of Surface Water Quality as a Tool  for Indication of Geogenic and Man-made Constituents of Pollution; Nalbandyan M. A. .- Risk-based Approach to Contaminated Land and Groundwater Assessment: Two Case Studies; Wcislo E. et al.-  Comparative Measurements of Radon Content in Tap Water of Cities Tbilisi and Rustavi; Kekelidze N.P.  et al.- Manganese and Sulphate  Background in Groundwater at Portoscuso (Sardinia): a Tool for Water Management in a Large Contaminated Area; Vecchio A. et al.- Contaminated Sites in Well Head Protection Areas: Methodology of Impact Assessment; Kadunas K.- Advances in Gis-based Approaches to Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment: Overview and Applications; Elci A.- European  Ground Water Geochemistry Using Bottled Water as a Sampling Medium; Demetriades A. et al. - Part II – Remediation.- Advances in Bioremediation of Aquifer; Steffan  R.J. et al.- Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Water and Soils in Tunisia; Sayadi S. et al.- Remediation of Metal Ion-Contaminated Groundwater and Soil Using Nanocarbon-Polymer Composition; Khaydarov R.A.  et al.- Aspects for Execution and Finalization of Groundwater Remediation Measures; Frauenstein J.et al.- Advances in Groundwater Remediation: Achieving Effective in Situ Delivery of Chemical Oxidants and Amendments; Siegrist R.L.  et al.- Part III – National Policies.- Overview of  U.S. EPA and Partner  Information Resources Regarding  Groundwater Cleanup Technologies; Kovalick W.W. jr. et al.- Toward Sustainable Contaminated Sites Management in Austria; Kasamas H. et al.-  Assessment of Sites under Risk for Soil Contamination in Serbia; Vidojevic D.- Geochemistry of Bottled Waters of Serbia; Petrovìc T. et al.-Current Issues and Research Needs for Contaminated Land and Drinking Water Resources Management  in Poland; Krupanek J .-The Role of the Regulator in the Water Management in the Czech Republic - Case Study of a Large Remediation Project; Vlk K. et al.- Health Significance of Safe Drinking Water; Kochubovski M.- List of contributors.

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