1st Edition

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Watershed Management and Hydrology

Edited By William F. Ritter, Adel Shirmohammadi Copyright 2001
    352 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    William F. Ritter