Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues: Water and Water Pollution

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September 2011 · 1 volume
151 pages · 8"x10"

ISBN: 978-1-4298-3673-9
# of Pages: 151
# of Volumes: 1
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
Water & Water Pollution
An in-depth selection of articles from Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.

Water and Water Pollution is a single-volume reference that contains selected essays from Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Every article in this set was carefully selected by our editors to provide the best information available about the topic. The essays in Water and Water Pollution discuss the types and causes of water pollution, the negative health impacts on plant and animal life, and the policies designed to help protect the world's water supplies. See below for the complete Table of Contents.

Water & Water Pollution Table of Contents

Acid mine drainage 
Amoco Cadiz oil spill 
Argo Merchant oil spill 
Ashio, Japan, copper mine 
Best available technologies 
Black Sea 
BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill 
Braer oil spill 
Brent Spar occupation
Chesapeake Bay
Clean Water Act and amendments 
Coastal Zone Management Act 
Colorado River 
Continental shelves 
Cultural eutrophication 
Cuyahoga River fires 
Dams and reservoirs 
Danube River 
Drinking water 
Environment Canada
Environmental Protection Agency
Experimental Lakes Area 
Exxon Valdez oil spill
Flood Control Act 
Ganges River 
Great Lakes International Joint
Groundwater pollution
Gulf War oil burning 
Kesterson Reservoir 
Klamath River
Lake Baikal 
Lake Erie 
London Convention on the Prevention
    of Marine Pollution 
Los Angeles Aqueduct 
Mediterranean Blue Plan 
Mississippi River 
Mono Lake 
Monongahela River tank collapse 
Nile River 
North American Free Trade Agreement 
Ocean currents 
Ocean dumping 
Ocean pollution 
Oil spills 
Pacific Islands 
PEMEX oil well leak 
Polluter pays principle 
Rain gardens 
Rainwater harvesting 
Rhine River 
Riparian rights 
Rocky Flats, Colorado, nuclear
    plant releases 
Runoff, agricultural 
Runoff, urban
Sacramento River pesticide spill 
Safe Drinking Water Act 
Santa Barbara oil spill 
Sea Empress oil spill 
Sea-level changes 
Seabed disposal 
Sludge treatment and disposal 
Soil salinization 
Stormwater management 
Teton Dam collapse 
Tobago oil spill 
Torrey Canyon oil spill 
United Nations Convention on the
Law of the Sea 
U.S. Geological Survey 
Wastewater management 
Water conservation 
Water pollution 
Water-pollution policy 
Water quality
Water rights 
Water-saving toilets
Water treatment
Water use
Watershed management
Wolman, Abel
Zebra mussels
Category Index

About Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
An up-to-date A-Z guide on science, policy, and social issues related to the global environment. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of the environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in easily understood terms.

All of the original essays have been evaluated for their currency, and many of them have been either completely replaced or substantially revised to reflect the latest information available. The Further Reading sections accompanying the essays have all been updated.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues contains alphabetically arranged articles that range in length from 300 to 3,000 words. They cover a wide variety of topics, including endangered animal species, air pollution, national parks, environmental legislation, oil spills, alternative energy sources, and global climate change. In recognition of the fact that people spend an overwhelming proportion of their time in human-made environments, essays also cover such topics as sick building syndrome, noise pollution, smog, and urban planning.

Each essay begins with a category subhead and the definition of the topic, along with any relevant dates. A brief summary of the environmental significance of the topic follows. Each article of more than 300 words has a list of suggested further readings to aid students who are seeking resources for more in-depth information on the topic at hand. All articles are accompanied by cross-references to related articles in the set, and every article is signed by the academics and other experts who wrote them. The title also includes nearly numerous photographs, charts, graphs, tables, and maps that illuminate the events and concepts detailed in the essays.