Living with Water

Targeting Quality in a Dynamic World

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

  • 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
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About this book

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 chemicals to control various crop pests; and due to climate change, head waters, rivers, and oceans are becoming increasingly warmer, acidic, and eutrophic as the result of carbod dioxide overload. 

Using specific examples, Water Quality and Resource Management 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 the innovative monitoring approaches that help scientists to assess water quality risks. Such risk assessments are urgently needed to help draft legislations and allow enforcement to ensure accessability to quality water for all.  

The structure of the book will be the following: Each chapter will provide information about a specific water environment 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. ​

About the authors

Paul Pechan is a researcher at the Department of Communication and Media Research, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich. His background is in plant physiology and molecular biology. Since 2004 he has been involved in communicating science to specific target groups, including the youth. His latest work includes scientific papers on learning (information recall, motivation), books on risks in our environment and food, and  a UNESCO teaching manual on GMO issues. He is also actively involved in the production of science films for schools and the public.

Gert E. de Vries received training in molecular genetics and microbiology and received his PhD at Leiden University at the faculty of Life Sciences. He subsequently has been involved in basic research in microbiology and molecular biology at universities in Santa Cruz (CA, USA), Amsterdam, Leiden and Groningen (the Netherlands) covering a period of twenty years. He then changed his career to become involved with science communication and technology transfer while employed for a private company.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Living with Water

    Pechan, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • Mountain Waters as Witnesses of Global Pollution

    Catalan, Jordi (et al.)

    Pages 31-67

  • Pollutants in Freshwater: The Case of Pharmaceuticals

    Coors, Anja (et al.)

    Pages 69-100

  • Wastewaters Are Not Wastes

    Vries, Gert E. (et al.)

    Pages 101-141

  • The Oceans and Their Challenge to Conserve Marine Biodiversity

    Nash, Róisín

    Pages 143-194

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living with Water
Book Subtitle
Targeting Quality in a Dynamic World
Editors
  • Paul Pechan
  • Gert E. de Vries
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3752-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3752-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3751-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8880-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 202
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