Agriculture, Hydrology and Water Quality
By P. Haygarth, S. Jarvis


  • Publisher: CABI
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • Publication Date: 2002-12-19
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0851995454
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780851995458


Product Description:

This book is a collection of state-of-the-art reviews on the global problems of diffuse water pollution from agriculture, which affects the water quality of rivers, lakes, reservoirs and the oceans. It includes chapters on eutrophication, phosphorus, nitrogen, manure, heavy metals, carbon/persistent organic pollutants and soil/siltation problems. The book reflects the opinions of the world's experts in these subjects, and is suitable as a reference book for researchers and advanced level students.
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Table of Contents Contributors Acknowledgements Note on Terminology and Abbreviations Introduction: an Interdisciplinary Approach for Agriculture, Hydrology and Water Quality 1
Sect. 1 Agriculture: Potential Sources of Water Pollution
Introduction: Agriculture as a Potential Source of Water Pollution 4 1 Nitrogen 7 2 Phosphorus 29 3 Manures 57 4 Pesticides and Persistent Organic Pollutants 83 5 Heavy Metals 107 6 Human Enteric Pathogens 133 7 Sediment 155 8 Nutrient Balances 171
Sect. 2 Hydrology: the Carrier and Transport of Water Pollution
Introduction: Modelling Hydrological and Nutrient Transport Processes 194 9 Hydrological Source Management of Pollutants at the Soil Profile Scale 197 10 Hydrological Mobilization of Pollutants at the Field/Slope Scale 225 11 Modelling Hydrological Mobilization of Nutrient Pollutants at the Catchment Scale 243 12 Pollutant-Sediment Interactions: Sorption, Reactivity and Transport of Phosphorus 265 13 Quantifying Sediment and Nutrient Pathways within Danish Agricultural Catchments 281 14 Development of Geographical Information Systems for Assessing Hydrological Aspects of Diffuse Nutrient and Sediment Transfer from Agriculture 303 15 Wetlands as Regulators of Pollutant Transport 321
Sect. 3 Water Quality: Impacts and Case Studies from Around the World
Introduction: Impacts of Agriculture on Water Quality Around the World 342 16 Solutions to Nutrient Management Problems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, USA 345 17 Nutrient and Pesticide Transfer from Agricultural Soils to Water in New Zealand 373 18 Land, Water and People: Complex Interactions in the Murrumbidgee River Catchment, New South Wales, Australia 395 19 Managing the Effects of Agriculture on Water Quality in Northern Ireland 417 20 Conflicts and Problems with Water Quality in the Upper Catchment of the Manyame River, Zimbabwe 441 21 Dryland Salinization: a Challenge for Land and Water Management in the Australian Landscape 457 22 Quantifying Nutrient Limiting Conditions in Temperate River Systems 477 Index 495

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