Water Pollution

  • Elias Salameh
  • Musa Shteiwi
  • Marwan Al Raggad
Part of the World Water Resources book series (WWR, volume 1)


Two issues should be clearly and strictly separated from each other when considering the quality of a water source.
  1. 1.

    Natural water quality: water characteristics as affected by natural conditions.

  2. 2.

    Water quality as affected by human activities: changes in the original water qualities due to the human activities of urbanization, industrialization, agriculture and the building of structures.



  1. Salameh E (1996) Water quality degradation in Jordan. Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Amman and Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, Amman, 179 pGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias Salameh
    • 1
  • Musa Shteiwi
    • 1
  • Marwan Al Raggad
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Strategic Studies, University of JordanAmmanJordan
  2. 2.Water, Energy and Environment CenterUniversity of JordanAmmanJordan

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