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Published by Published on behalf of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme by Blackwell Reference in Oxford, UK, Cambridge, Mass., USA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Water quality,
  • Water -- Pollution

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Michel Meybeck, Deborah V. Chapman, Richard Helmer.
ContributionsMeybeck, M., Chapman, Deborah V., Helmer, Richard, 1943-, World Health Organization., United Nations Environment Programme., Global Environmental Monitoring System.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTD370 .G56 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 306 p. :
Number of Pages306
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2198510M
ISBN 100631173145
LC Control Number89018289

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chemical water quality variables see Chapter 3. The chemical quality of the aquatic environment varies according to local geology, the climate, the distance from the ocean and the amount of soil cover, etc. If surface waters were totally unaffected by human activities, up to per cent of global freshwaters. The freshwater volume in the world were just around % of the total volume of water or it reached x Km 3 [1]. It meant that seawater has the biggest volume in the world. The Global Environment Monitoring System for freshwater (GEMS/Water) provides the world community with sound data on fresh water quality to support scientific assessments and decision-making on the subject. Surface and ground water quality monitoring data collected from the global GEMS/Water monitoring network is shared through the GEMStat information system. Water is fundamental to life on our planet, but this precious resource is increasingly in demand and under threat. We help countries protect and restore freshwater and marine ecosystems to sustain their services for generations to come.

Total freshwater withdrawals (including water withdrawn and consumed as well as water that returns to the original source) and consumptive uses have leveled off nationally since at billion gallons of withdrawn water and billion gallons of consumptive water per day, despite the addition of 68 million people from to 4. The right bar shows the breakdown of surface freshwater. Most of this water is locked up in ice, and another % is found in lakes. Rivers make up % of surface freshwater. Although rivers account for only a small amount of freshwater, this is where humans get a large portion of their water. One estimate of global water distribution.   This book reviews the current state of knowledge of the most notable global invasive freshwater species or groups, based on their severity of economic impact, geographic distribution outside of their native range, extent of research, and recognition of the ecological severity of the impact of the species by the IUCN.   River water quality and status. The Department of Environment (DOE) uses Water Quality Index (WQI) and National Water Quality Standards for Malaysia (NWQS) to evaluate the status of the river water quality [].The WQI introduced by DOE is being practiced in Malaysia for about 25 years and serves as the basis for the assessment of environment water quality.