Water Pollution Management and Cost

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

Abstract

The efficiency of water pollution management can be expressed by its impacts on the environment. Efficient water use, waste water treatment and reuse and the avoidance of negative environmental impacts are good indicators of sound management. The misuse of water resources, water and environmental pollution, over-exploitation of water resources, violating sustainability principles and not respecting intergeneration equity indicate that water resources management is inefficient. Using social and economic development to justify water and environmental pollution cannot be accepted whether the pollution and depletion are quantitative or qualitative. Because by doing that the development runs into a vicious circle, and the damage to the environment and water resources reflects negatively on the development itself.

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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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