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Security of Public Water Supplies : NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2 - Rolf A. Deininger

Security of Public Water Supplies

NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2

By: Rolf A. Deininger (Editor), Peter Literathy (Editor), Jamie Bartram (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1999
ISBN: 9780792361213
Number Of Pages: 251

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"The best of all things is water" -Pindar 460 B. C. The provision of secure drinking water for its citizens is an aim of every government, and is a priority item to all the NATO and CP countries. The quantity of water in most of these countries is usually adequate, but the quality in many cases is not. With the development of new analytical methods, one suddenly finds new substances of human origin in drinking water. Also, new microorganisms and their toxins pass through the conventional treatment plants to show up in the finished water. What aU of this means to public health is not quite clear at the moment, but it seems that increased vigilance is necessary to provide safe drinking water to all citizens. The NATO Advanced Research Workshop was organized to focus on five major areas of concern: - Inorganic contaminants, focusing on arsenic and copper - Organic contaminants, focusing on petroleum products, and insecticides and pesticides - Biological/bacteriological problems in raw water, finished water, and in the distribution system - River water watch and surveillance systems - The role of research, the economics of privatization, the support of international organizations This volume presents the papers that were delivered at the workshop over a period of four and one-half days. The workshop was attended by over 40 scientists, government officials, and academics from 20 NATO and CP countries.

Indicators of Drinking Water Quality in the Americasp. 1
Future Perspectives and International Cooperationp. 11
International Instrument for Prevention, Control and Reduction of Water Related Diseasesp. 29
Upgrading Public Water Suppliesp. 35
Risk Management to Provide Safe Drinking Waterp. 51
Early Warning Systems on the Rhine and Elbe in Germanyp. 71
Early Warning System for Chemical Spills on the Ohio Riverp. 91
Early Warning System on the Danube Riverp. 101
Integrating Physical, Chemical and Biological Monitoringp. 107
Trace Metals in Drinking Water: Sources and Effectsp. 115
Prevention of Lead in Drinking Waterp. 133
Organic Micropollutants in Drinking Water Resourcesp. 139
Non-polar Micropollutants in Water Resourcesp. 161
Microbial Quality Issues for Drinking Waterp. 171
Microbiological Safety of Water Suppliesp. 185
Impact of the Distribution System on Water Quality: A UK Perspectivep. 197
Maintaining a Disinfectant Residual in the Distribution Systemp. 209
Privatization of Water Suppliesp. 219
Pharmaceuticals in Sewage, Surface and Drinking Water in Germanyp. 227
Sabotage of Public Water Supply Systemsp. 241
Subject Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780792361213
ISBN-10: 0792361210
Series: NATO Science Partnership Subseries: 2
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 251
Published: 31st December 1999
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.54

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