PANNA: Resource Pointer #333 (Water Pollution)


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Resource Pointer #333 (Water Pollution)
August 20, 2003

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Economic Losses from Marine Pollution: A Handbook for Assessment, 2001* Douglas D. Ofiara and Joseph J. Seneca. Provides an overview of various types of marine pollution and consequent biological and economic impacts, and an overview of U.S. law and policy. Presents the economic principles and techniques necessary to understand economic damages associated with marine pollution and utilizes case studies to demonstrate the extent and limitations of applying such techniques. 388 pages. US$40. Contact Island Press, 1718 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C., 20009-1148; phone (202) 232-7933; fax (202) 234-1328; email; Web site

*Deep Trouble: The Hidden Threat of Groundwater Pollution, 2000* Payal Sampat. Discusses the causes and effects of pollution present in groundwater, or water obtained from aquifiers beneath the earth’s surface once thought to be impervious to the pollution above ground. Sites pesticides as a significant source of such pollution and investigates ways to purify water and prevent groundwater pollution. Worldwatch Paper 154. 55 pages. US$5. Contact Worldwatch Institute, P.O. Box 188, Williamsport, PA 17703-9913; phone: (888) 544-2303; fax: (570) 320-2079; email; Web site

*After the Rain: Urban Runoff, 1999* Video. Examines polluted water runoff in urban environments identifying causes such as population sprawl and water recreation, and impacts on aquatic life and drinking water safety. Proposes several ways in which individuals can improve water quality such as cleaning up after pets, conserving water, and properly maintaining vehicles. 30 minutes. US$19.95. Contact Publication Orders, Oregon State University, 422 Kerr Administration Bldg., Corvallis, OR 97331-2119; fax (541) 737-0817; email; Web site

*Toxics on Tap: Pesticides in California Drinking Water, 1999* Brad Heavner. Assesses the health of California’s drinking water using data collected statewide confirming high levels of pesticide contamination in many regions. Discusses the shortcomings of current regulations and monitoring efforts and provides recommendations to improve California’s drinking water quality. 60 pages. Available for free download at: Contact Californians for Pesticide Reform, 49 Powell St., Suite 530, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone (415) 981-3939; fax (415) 981-2727; email; Web site

*Pesticides in Stream Sediment and Aquatic Biota: Distribution, Trends, and Governing Factors, 1999* Lisa H. Nowell, Paul D. Capel, and Peter D. Deleanis. Assesses the occurrence and trends of organochlorine pesticides (including DDT) in bed sediment and aquatic life and the possible effects on the developmental and reproductive health of fish, wildlife, and humans. Compiles results from several hundred monitoring efforts throughout the country. Volume 4 in a series titled Pesticides in the Hydrologic System. 1001 pages. US$149.95. Contact Lewis Publishers, CRC Press, Attn: Order Entry, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431-9868; phone (800) 272-7737; fax (800) 374-3401; email; Web site

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