The Suquía River Basin (Córdoba, Argentina)

An Integrated Study on its Hydrology, Pollution, Effects on Native Biota and Models to Evaluate Changes in Water Quality

  • Daniel A. Wunderlin

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 62)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Érica Díaz, Mariano Corral, María Lábaque, Leticia Vicario, Cecilia Pozzi Piacenza, Gonzalo Moya et al.
    Pages 1-35
  3. María Inés Rodriguez, Marcia Ruiz
    Pages 37-59
  4. M. A. Bistoni, F. Chiarini, A. Mangeaud, M. Tatián, R. Torres, A. Visintín
    Pages 61-91
  5. María Valeria Amé, Silvia Fabiana Pesce
    Pages 93-111
  6. Ana Noemí Santiago, Rocío Inés Bonansea, María Eugenia Valdés
    Pages 145-180
  7. María Verónica Baroni, Daniel A. Wunderlin
    Pages 181-202
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 203-207

About this book


This book covers all relevant aspects involved in conducting water quality surveys of rivers. Focusing on the Suquía River (Argentina), it starts with a description of its hydrology and hydraulics before discussing the spatial and temporal changes in its water quality. A short chapter is dedicated to its limnology and particular characteristics due to the presence of a constructed dam and reservoir.

Further chapters explore the changes in native biota inhabiting the river basin and assess various physical, chemical and microbiological parameters, as well as organic pollutants, metals and metalloids resulting from human activities. The book closes with a chapter providing an integrated approach to surveying river water quality, focusing on methods for data mining, from the simple use of water quality indexes to more formal mathematical-statistical methods (chemometrics) for evaluating

changes in water quality. The book offers an invaluable reference guide for all environmental managers and scientists involved in water resources, their quality and management.


Limnology San Roque Reservoir Water quality Metals Metalloids Pollutants Chemometrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel A. Wunderlin
    • 1
  1. 1.CONICET-Universidad Nacional CórdobaCordobaArgentina

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