Water Quality Management Under Conditions of Scarcity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126412802, 9780323153980

Water Quality Management Under Conditions of Scarcity

1st Edition

Editors: Hillel Shuval
eBook ISBN: 9780323153980
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1980
Page Count: 366
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Description

Water Quality Management under Conditions of Scarcity: Israel as a Case Study focuses on the problems of water quality management under circumstances of severe water resource scarcity, particularly in Israel. This book examines how Israel's engineers and scientists deal with the development and management of its limited water resources. Comprised of 13 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the interrelationships between man's well-being and the water environment. This text then explores the goal of water quality control in protecting human health and well-being from exposure to toxic chemicals and detrimental pathogenic microorganisms. Other chapters discuss the development of science, technology, and administrative practice dealing with water quality control, including hygiene, environmental health, sanitation, sanitary engineering, ecology, and environmental protection. The final chapter deals with the concept of hierarchical and selective water use. Biologists, engineers, chemists, agronomists, public health officers, and water resources authorities will find this book extremely useful.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Preface

1 Goals of Water Quality Control

2 Levels of Control in Water Quality Management under Conditions of Scarcity

3 National Water Resources Planning and Development in Israel—The Endangered Resource

4 A Systems Approach to the Strategy of Integrated Management of Surface and Groundwater Resources

5 The Coastal Aquifer in Israel: Some Quality Aspects of Groundwater Management

6 Water Quality and Watershed Management in a Semiarid Climate: Lake Kinneret Watershed

7 Water Quality Problems of Lake Kinneret

8 Assuring Drinking Water Quality under Conditions of Scarcity

9 Quality Management Aspects of Wastewater Reuse in Israel

10 Economic, Social, and Administrative Considerations in Reuse of Wastewater

11 Legal Aspects of Water Quality Management in Israel

12 Water Policymaking in Israel

13 Conclusions: The Impending Water Crisis

Author Index

Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
366
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323153980

About the Editor

Hillel Shuval