Water, an Endangered Ecosystem; the Assessment of Chemical Pollution

by Werner Stumm, Swiss Federal Inst of Technology, Zuerich, Switzerland,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


The pervasive nature of water and its accessibility to mankind leaves it open to a variety of man-induced changes ranging from diversion of water flows to heavy metals pollution. The abuses of the last 100 years have led to problems with water quality and quantity.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | Aquatic habitats | Chemicals | Spillways | Water resources | Water supply | Water quality | Human factors

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