Security of Public Water Supplies

  • R. A. Deininger
  • P. Literathy
  • J. Bartram

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASEN2, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Hartmut Bartel
    Pages 35-50
  3. Rolf-Dieter Wilken, Thomas Knepper, Klaus Haberer
    Pages 71-89
  4. Walter M. Grayman, Alan H. Vicory Jr., Richard M. Males
    Pages 91-100
  5. George Pinter
    Pages 101-106
  6. Jerome O. Nriagu, Myoung-Jin Kim
    Pages 115-131
  7. Rolf A. Deininger, Elmer V. Bernstam
    Pages 133-138
  8. Edwin E. Geldreich
    Pages 171-184
  9. Mihaly Kadar
    Pages 185-195
  10. Christian Chefdeville
    Pages 219-225
  11. Rolf-Dieter Wilken, Thomas A. Ternes, Thomas Heberer
    Pages 227-240

About this book

Introduction

"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.

Keywords

Danube Water supply contaminants development organization pesticide safety

Editors and affiliations

  • R. A. Deininger
    • 1
  • P. Literathy
    • 2
  • J. Bartram
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, School of Public HealthThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Water Pollution ControlWater Resources Research Centre (VITUKI Plc.)BudapestHungary
  3. 3.European Centre for Environment and HealthWHORomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4241-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6122-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4241-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1839
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