Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution

Watershed Management and Hydrology, 1st Edition

Edited by William F. Ritter, Adel Shirmohammadi

CRC Press

352 pages

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Hardback: 9781566702225
pub: 2000-12-15
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If you work in the water quality management field, you know the challenges of monitoring and controlling pollutants in our water supply. The increasing problem of agricultural nonpoint source pollution requires complex solutions. Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology covers the latest techniques and methods of managing large watershed areas, with an emphasis on controlling non-point source pollution, especially from agricultural run-off.

Written by leading experts, the book includes topics such as: nitrate and phosphorus pollution, pesticide contamination, erosion and sedimentation, water-table management, and watershed management. The authors discuss the effects of agricultural run-off - one of the most intransigent problems now faced by environmental engineers and hydrologists. They explore each issue with an eye towards the integrated management of water quality and water resources over a defined area or region.

This single-source reference gives you a complete understanding of the whats, whys, and hows of nonpoint source pollution - and more importantly of how to monitor and manage it. Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Watershed Management and Hydrology provides a broad but detailed overview that helps you to comprehend the intricacies of the problem and puts you on the path to finding the answers.

Table of Contents


Soil Erosion and Sedimentation

Nitrogen and Water Quality

Phosphorus and Water Quality Impacts

Pesticides and Water Quality Impacts

Nonpoint Source Pollution and Livestock Manure Management

Irrigated Agriculture and Water Quality Impacts

Agricultural Drainage and Water Quality

Water Quality Models

Best Management Practices for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply