Management of freshwater ecosystems

Management of freshwater ecosystems
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Management of freshwater ecosystems

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Publisher: Agrotech Publications
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PREFACE W ater is vital resource for the sustenance of life in general and aquatic life in particular. Major share of water on the planet earth is saline. This stress the need for conserving small fraction of fresh water available for various human uses. Despite the fact that freshwater is more than adequate at global level, its temporal and spatial distribution causes worry for the mankind. Surface water in the form of lakes, reservoirs and, such other water bodies are indeed life support systems. These are repository of valuable genetic material in the form of various types of aquatic flora anf fauna. However, due to use, misuse and all time abuse this precious
natural
aquatic
resource
is
polluted.
Such
pollution
threatens the survival of aquatic biota and also causes public health hazards by way of dreaded types of water borne diseases. Human intervention into inland waters in various forms create problems of silting, eutrophication,weed menance, anoxia, algal blooms and such water quality related problems. In the modern era of science and technology these issues can not be neglected in view of the fact that fresh water is becoming an important commodity. Considering this, there is a strong need for pursuaing sound m anagement measures for the sustained use of surface water resources. In this
book,
the
authours
have
tried
to
compile