1st Edition

Freshwater Pollution and Aquatic Ecosystems Environmental Impact and Sustainable Management

    388 Pages 11 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    388 Pages 11 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    388 Pages 11 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume addresses the environmental impacts of pollution on freshwater aquatic ecosystems and presents sustainable management and remediation practices and advanced technology help to address the different types of pollutants.

    Freshwater Pollution and Aquatic Ecosystems: Environmental Impact and Sustainable Management considers the need for sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective tools and technologies to assess, monitor, and properly manage the increasing issues of aquatic pollution. It provides detailed accounts of the phenomena and mechanisms related to aquatic pollution and highlights the problems and threats associated with pollution contamination in freshwater. It provides useful insight into the sustainable and advanced pollution remediation technology adopted by different countries for the monitoring, assessment, and sustainable management of pollution.

    The chapters in the volume evaluate the sources of harmful pollutants, which include industrial effluents, sewage, and runoff from agricultural industries, which result in toxic microbes, organic waste, oils, and high load of nutrients. Unsustainable management practices of domestic sewage and indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides lead to the technological disturbance of aquatic biota. In addition to harming aquatic biota, these pollutants find their way into the human body through inhalation, ingestion, or absorption and finally tend to bio-accumulate in trophic levels of the food chain, which poses a major risk to human beings.

    This book will be a valuable resource for ecologists, environmentalists, scientists, and many others for their work in understanding and management of aquatic pollutants in freshwater biospheres.

    1. Water Pollution: Diseases and Health Impacts

    Sadaf Ali, Shiekh Amir, Shafat Ali, Muneeb U. Rehman, Sabhiya Majid, and Ali Mohd Yatoo

    2. Toxicity of Heavy Metals in Freshwater Fishes: Challenges and Concerns

    Aimen Firdous, Jayachithra Ramakrishna Pillai, Muneeb U. Rehman, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, Saiema Rasool, Sabhiya Majid, Tabasum Rashid, Adil Farooq, and Mubashir Hussain Masoodi

    3. Chlorpyrifos Toxicity in Fishes: A Perspective

    Rukhsana Akhtar, Adil Farooq Wali, Sheeba Shakeel, Saiema Rasool, Muneeb U. Rehman, Yusra Al Dhaher, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Sabhiya Majid, Tehseen Khan, Henna Amin, and Wajhul Qamar

    4. Neurotoxicity of Heavy Metals in Fishes: A Mechanistic Approach

    Sana Farooq, Adil Farooq Wali, Sabhiya Majid, Saiema Rasool, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Showkat Ahmad Bhat, Shafat Ali, Javaid Wani, Rafiqa Echikoti, Shabhat Rasool, Ajaz Ahmad, and Muneeb U. Rehman

    5. Mechanism of Toxicity in Aquatic Life

    Hilal Ahmad Ganaie

    6. Pesticide Pollution in an Aquatic Environment

    Umair Riaz, Faizan Rafi, Muhammad Naveed, Shehzada Munawar Mehdi, Ghulam Murtaza, Abdul Ghaffar Niazi, and Hassan Mehmood

    7. Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Bioindicators of Water Quality in Freshwater Bodies

    Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Yasir Arafat, and Yahya Bakhtiyar

    8. Biomonitoring and Bioindicators

    Aarif Ali, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, Showkat Ahmad Ganie, Manzoor Ur Rahman Mir, Sheikh Bilal, Henna Hamadani, Fozia Shah, Masrat Rashid, Muneeb U. Rahman, and Sabhiya Majid

    9. Zooplankton Community: A Valuable Bio-Indicator Tool in Disturbed Wetlands

    Javaid Ahmad Shah, Ashok K. Pandit, and G. Mustafa Shah

    10. Mycoremediation of Pollutants in Aquatic Environs

    Rezwana Assad, Iflah Rafiq, Iqra Bashir, Irshad Ahmad Sofi, Zafar Ahmad Reshi, and Irfan Rashid

    11. Genetically Modified Organisms as Tools for Water Bioremediation

    Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli, Moline Severino Lemos, and Flávia Cristina Policarpo Tonelli

    12. Bio-Indicator Species and Their Role in Monitoring Water Pollution

    Muniza Manzoor, Kulsum Ahmad Bhat, Naziya Khurshid, Ali Mohd. Yatoo, Zarka Zaheen, Shafat Ali, Md. Niamat Ali, Insha Amin, Manzoor Ur Rahman Mir, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, and Muneeb U. Rehman


    Gowhar Hamid Dar, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Sri Pratap College, Cluster University Srinagar, Department of Higher Education, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has a PhD in Environmental Science with a specialization in Environmental Microbiology (fish microbiology, fish pathology, industrial microbiology, taxonomy and limnology). He has published more than 40 papers in international journals as well as books with international publishers. He has received many awards and appreciation for his services toward science and development.

    Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD, is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. To date, Dr. Hakeem has authored and edited more than 35 books as well as many research publications in peer-reviewed international journals and book chapters in edited volumes. At present, Dr. Hakeem serves as an editorial board member and reviewer for several journals and is an advisor for Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. Currently, he is involved with a number of international research projects with government organizations.

    Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood, PhD, specializes in limnology and environmental toxicology. He has been teaching graduate and postgraduate students for the past two years in the Department of Environmental Science, School of Sciences, Sri Pratap College Campus, Cluster University Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has been supervising many students for their MSc projects. He has published papers in international journals as well as books with international publishers.

    Humaira Qadri, PhD, has been actively involved in teaching postgraduate students of environmental science for the past ten years at the Sri Pratap College Campus of Cluster University Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, where she also heads the Department of Environment and Water Management. She has published scores of papers in international journals and has more than ten books with national and international publishers. She is also a reviewer for various international journals and is Principal Investigator of some major projects on phytoremediation.