Regional Approaches to Water Pollution in the Environment integrates knowledge and experience on pollution problems related to industrial, agricultural and municipal activities and former military sites, with special emphasis on the Black Triangle: the region situated at the borders between North Bohemia, Polish Lower Silesia and South Saxony. Here, some five million inhabitants live in an area of brown coal basins having the highest emissions of sulphuric and nitrogen emission in the whole of Europe. The large-scale damage in this region is due to obsolete technology and insufficient equipment for monitoring emissions. Health effects are severe, and controlling the pollution can only be done at high cost. There is thus a need to exchange knowledge and experience on methods for evaluating the expected effects of measures and purification techniques to remedy ground and surface water pollution.
Table of ContentsPreface. Regional approaches to water pollution; P.E. Rijtema, F.J.E. van der Bolt. Industrial wastes and water pollution; P.G. Literathy. Urban sources of water pollutants; V. Novotný. Monitoring requirements for water quality modelling, forecasting and control; P.G. Whitebread. Detection of groundwater contamination at former military sites in Lithuania; B. Paukstys, et al. Data acquisition by the use of tracers; A. Herrmann. Transboundary water quality problems; E. Pasche, K. Lippert. Evaluation of pollutant transport in the unsaturated zone; M.Th. van Genuchten, J. Simunek. Evaluation of the relation between groundwater pollution and the pollutant load on surface waters; P. Groenendijk, C.W.J. Roest. Evaluation of pollutant transport in Rivers and coastal waters; E. Todini. Black Triangle - The most polluted part of Central Europe; M. Blazková. Applicability of stochastic inverse modelling, aquifer vulnerability assessment, groundwater flow and mass transport modelling in the fractured semi-confined aquifer of Bagueixe, in Portugal; J.P. Lobo-Ferreira. The influence of diffuse pollution on drinking water quality in the Zelivka supply system; J. Hejzlar, et al. Conclusions and recommendations; P.E. Rijtema. Index.