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Food Science & Nutrition | Living with Water - Targeting Quality in a Dynamic World

Living with Water

Targeting Quality in a Dynamic World

Pechan, Paul, de Vries, Gert E. (Eds.)

2013, XIV, 201 p. 47 illus., 43 illus. in color.

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  • 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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » clean water - pollutants - water treatment

Related subjects » Environmental Health & Public Health - Food Science & Nutrition - Pollution and Remediation - Water Quality, Pollution and Health

Table of contents 

1. Living with Water.- 2. Mountain Waters as Witnesses of Global Pollution.- 3. Wastewaters are not Wastes.- 4. Pollutants in Water: The Case of Pharmaceuticals.- 5. The Oceans and Their Challenge to Conserve Marine Biodiversity.

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Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India

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