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Rhine River Pollution Studies

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Jan. 1, 1971)

The Rhine River is an important source of water for industrial, agricultural and public water supplies. Control of river pollution must be organized among several countries, and these countries must work together to prevent further destruction of the river. Several incidents of toxic materials and their effects on the river are presented. The ...

Protection of the Rhine River Against Pollution

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Feb. 1, 1972)

The lack of success in cleaning up the Rhine River can be attributed to an absence of authority on the part of the relevant international authorities. The countries of Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands all have an interest in keeping the river usable for potable and industrial uses. All the countries agreed, ...

Treatment of polluted river water by a new constructed wetland

by Center for Environment and Energy Research & Studies (CEERS)  (Sep. 1, 2007)

Abstract: A new constructed wetland was built to purify one polluted river in Taiwan, and this study was conducted to evaluate the treatment efficiency of the wetland. Due to the very limitation of available budget, several water quality items, which were stipulated by Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration for rivers, in the influent ...

River water pollution in Indonesia: an input-output analysis

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 30, 2004)

Data from global environmental monitoring activities have shown alarming environmental conditions in many developing countries. Environmental policies that could improve the environment significantly, while at the same time maintaining the growth of economic activities are needed. Using an input-output analysis, this paper researches such policies ...

Study of metal pollution in Sembrong River, Johor, Malaysia

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 25, 2009)

Sampling of the Sembrong River over a 9-month period revealed maximum total aluminium (Al), ferum (Fe) and manganese (Mn) concentrations of 61.0, 33.0 and 1.5 mg/L, respectively, and pH as low as 2.5, making it one of the most metal- and acid-contaminated rivers in Malaysia. The river serves as a fresh water source to water treatment plants ...

Water quality assessment of a polluted urban river

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 7, 2013)

Urban rivers in Latin America are heavily impacted by human activities that affect their functions and services. This paper shows the results of a water quality assessment for the Reconquista River, the second most polluted urban river in Argentina. They allowed the identification of the main processes of transport of pollutants and the ...

Land use patterns and organic pollution in the rivers

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 28, 2011)

The riverine system is an important resource of water supply to the communities but rivers are being contaminated due to organic pollutants, which is a serious problem. Organic contamination has been discussed with regard to the different rivers of the world. Various organic pollutants, detected in water and the sediment of the rivers, have been ...

Current pollution status of Yangtze River and controlling measures

by Inderscience Publishers  (May 15, 2008)

The concentration of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Yangtze River in China is increasing steadily, especially in the downstream, where the drainage is often discharged into the water body without any treatment. In this study, the pollution status, trend of mainstream and Three Gorges area are analysed based on the statistical data of the water ...

Economic analysis of alternative pollution abatement policies: the case of Buriganga River, Bangladesh

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jun. 2, 2014)

The Buriganga River is a prime example of serious surface water pollution problem. So far the emphasis of pollution abatement policy for this river has been solely on the application of command and control (CAC) mechanisms (standards on emission discharges), however little success has been achieved as the polluters seem to be reluctant to comply ...

Nonbinding agreements in Europe’s trans-boundary river pollution: a first assessment

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 2, 2013)

Deciding whether commitments should involve binding or nonbinding agreements is a crucial strategic element when it comes to designing effective governance systems. Up to now, legally binding treaties seem to be the preferred approach. More than 1500 bilateral and 1100 multilateral treaties have been signed according to one recent compilation. 2 ...

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