Water Pollution-A Threate to Mankind

Kaul, Vinay and Rao, Prakash B and Raghuprasad, P S (2006) Water Pollution-A Threate to Mankind. In: National Conference Environmental Pollution & Its Control, 25th 26th March 2006, Engineering College Kota.

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Abstract

Comprising over 70% of the Earth's surface, water is undoubtedly the most precious naturalru our planet. Without the seemingly invaluable compound comprised of hydrogen and oxygen, life on existent: it is essential for everything on our planet to grow c.'1.dprosper. Although we as humansree disregard it by polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans. Subsequently, we are slowly but surely harmingour where organisms are dying at a very alarming rate. Constructio..n industries are using huge quantityofw of curing. In addition to innocent organisms dying off, our drinking water has become greatly affected use water for recreational purposes. In order to combat water pollution, we must understand theproblenu of the solution. Plants and animals require water that is moderately pure, and they cannot surviveifl with toxic chemicals or harmful microorganisms. If severe, water pollution can kill large numbersoffts animals, in some cases killing all members of a species in an affected area. Pollution makes streams, waters unpleasant to look at, to smell, and to swim in. Fish and shellfish harvested from polluted watersm People who ingest polluted water can become ill, and, with prolonged exposure, may develop cancersor birth defects In this context, the present paper is an attempt to discuss in brief things like occurrence ofwaterpo and types of water pollution, classifYing its sources, prevention of water pollution. The paper also provides of Computers in Control of Water Pollution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2014 07:10
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2014 07:10
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138599

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