Water Resources Development and Management

Water Quality Management in the Americas

Editors: Biswas, A.K., Tortajada, C., Braga, B., Rodriguez, D.J. (Eds.)

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Considerable attention has been given during the past few years to the water crisis that many regions of the world may face in the coming decades. While the mag- tude and the extent of the global water scarcity problems of the future should not be underestimated, a serious analysis of the current trends indicate that the main water crisis in the coming years is most likely to stem primarily from water quality deterioration and lack of investment funds, rather than from physical water scar- ties per se, as is widely expected at present. In spite of the seriousness of continuing water quality deterioration in most countries of the world, water quality management continues to be a somewhat - glected issue in the international water community. Even the magnitudes and - tents of the water quality problems are not reliably known in many developed countries and in nearly all developing ones. Accordingly, in order to assess the current situation in water quality management in the Americas, and to discuss the alternatives available to improve the existing and future water quality conditions in a cost-effective and timely manner, the Third World Centre for Water M- agement in Mexico, the National Water Agency in Brazil (Agência Nacional de Águas), and the Inter-American Development Bank organised a workshop on “Water Quality Management for the Americas,” in Fortaleza, Brazil, 12-13 April 2004.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Water Quality Issues in Latin America

    Luis E. García

    Pages 1-15

  • Economic Instruments and Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

    Clifford S. Russell, Christopher D. Clark

    Pages 17-45

  • Water Quality Management in Chile: Use of Economic Instruments

    Guillermo Donoso, Oscar Melo

    Pages 229-251

  • Water Pollution Charges: Colombian Experience

    Javier Blanco, Zulma Guzmán

    Pages 253-283

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water Quality Management in the Americas
Editors
  • Asit K. Biswas
  • Cecilia Tortajada
  • Benedito Braga
  • Diego J. Rodriguez
Series Title
Water Resources Development and Management
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-30444-9
DOI
10.1007/3-540-30444-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24290-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06354-1
Series ISSN
1614-810X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 298
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