REWAS 2013 pp 295-301 | Cite as

Northern Regions of Russia as Alternative Sources of Pure Water for Sustainable Development: Challenges and Solutions

  • V. A. Tsukerman
  • A. V. Gudkov
  • S. V. Ivanov

Abstract

The paper discusses problems associated with the existing crisis of water scarcity in the modern conditions of the global water use. Available alternative sources of fresh water may be underground and surface waters of the North and the Arctic. Investigated the current situation and condition of fresh water resources in the technological and industrial development of the North and Arctic. The necessity of developing and using green technologies and measures to prevent pollution of surface and ground water from industrial sectors of the Northern regions is shown. Studied modern technologies and techniques for monitoring groundwater and determination of their age in order to avoid and prevent the effects of environmental contaminants. The ways of use of innovative production technologies of fresh and clean water of north Russia for sustainable development, and delivery of water in the needy regions of the world are investigated.

Keywords

Northern regions Water resources Pollution 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Tsukerman
    • 1
  • A. V. Gudkov
    • 1
  • S. V. Ivanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Kola Science CentreRussian Academy of SciencesApatity, Murmansk regionRussia

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