A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union focuses on water quality issues using examples from around the former Soviet Union. It covers the background to the natural water resources and composition of surface and ground waters in the former Soviet Union and then proceeds to examine the influence of human activity on those resources and water quality systems.
With more than one hundred line illustrations and tables, the long-term detailed case studies of the Lower Don Basin, the Amu Darya river, the Rybinsk reservoir, the Dnieper river, Lakes Baikal and Ladoga, and water resources in Moscow and the Moscow region, this will enable valuable lessons in environmental management to be learnt.
A Water Quality Assessment of the Former Soviet Union is a valuable source of up-to-date information and case studies for the professional in government, national and international organisations, and water utilities. It will be a useful reference in research institutes and university libraries.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Acknowledgements. Natural Water Resourses. Natural Composition of Surface Water and Ground Waters. Water Use and the Influence of Anthropogenic Activity. Water Quality Monitoring Systems. Salinisation. Eutrophication of Lakes and Reservoirs. Groundwater Contamination by Nitrogen and Phosphorus Compounds. Heavy Metals, Natural Variability and Anthropogenic Impacts. Organic Pollutants. Microbial Pollution. Acidification. River Fluxes. Hydrobiological Assessment. The Lower Don Basin. The Amu Darya. Rybinsk Reservoir on the Volga River. Dnieper and its Cascade of Reservoirs. Lake Baikal. Lake Ladoga. Water Resourses of the Moscow Region. General Appendices. Index.
Vitaly Kimstach, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme in Oslo, Norway
Michel Meybeck, Laboratory of Applied Geology, University of Paris IV Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Ellysar Baroudy, Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre (MARC), King's College London