This chapter presents the main water pollutants and their impacts on the environment as well as the water quality parameters (physical, chemical and biological) that are used in water resources assessment and management. The water quality of river, streams, lakes and groundwater is reviewed. Remediation and preventive measures are also examined. Water conservation practices and its effective use are analyzed for system users and system operators.

Keywords

Water quality contaminants conservation measures sag curve eutrofication nitrate pesticides chlorinated organic solvents gasoline and oil constituents heavy metals pathogens 

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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ülkü Yetiş
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  1. 1.Department of Environmental EngineeringMiddle East Technical UniversityTurkey

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