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Cover for Impact of pesticides on the environment.

The boon of pesticides is enhanced economic returns with increases in production of food, feed and fibre, and management of vector-borne diseases, while their bane is serious health implications for humans and adverse effects on the environment. This chapter discusses the direct impact on human...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Getting started.

This chapter describes the business planning and other factors to be considered before starting an aquaculture facility, with emphasis on water type, quality and management.

Author(s)
Stickney, R. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390097)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Groundwater for food production and livelihoods - the nexus with climate change and transboundary water management.

Groundwater resources in transboundary aquifers may cushion climate change and other impacts of anthropogenic change through irrigation development, which in turn can enhance food security, livelihood benefits and poverty reduction in developing countries. Such resources present significant water...

Author(s)
Villholth, K.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fly populations and problems in a changing climate.

The geographic expansion and development rate of flies are climate-induced. Their importance as potential vectors of diseases and as forensic tools depends on where flies can occur in large numbers and the suitable habitats for their distribution. This chapter examines the effects of environmental...

Author(s)
Sallam, M. F.; Pereira, R. M.; Koehler, P. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water management for ecosystem health and food production.

The integrated, efficient, equitable and sustainable management of water resources is of vital importance for securing ecosystem health and services to people, not least of which is food production. The challenges related to increasing water scarcity and ecosystem degradation, and the added...

Author(s)
Lloyd, G. J.; Korsgaard, L.; Tharme, R. E.; Boelee, E.; Clement, F.; Barron, J.; Eriyagama, N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640884)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water-related issues in sustainability: nitrogen and phosphorus management.

This chapter reviews impacts of nutrient pollution on ground and surface water, issues of nutrient imbalance related to animal agriculture in developing and developed countries. The chapter also explores the impacts of more stringent regulations on water quality.

Author(s)
Knowlton, K.; Ray, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Getting started.

The different factors that must be considered before starting an aquaculture venture are presented, including site selection, selection of the species to be cultured, must-have knowledge on business management and planning and the different types of water supply and the advantages and different...

Author(s)
Stickney, R.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935894)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Control of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cryptosporidium</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Giardia</i> in surface water by disinfection.

The Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) serves the Greater Vancouver, BC, area, delivering water to 18 Lower Mainland municipalities, which in turn deliver water to approximately 2.1 million people. Water is collected from three mountainous watersheds: Capilano, Coquitlam and Seymour. The...

Author(s)
Hargy, T. M.; Clancy, J. L.; Landry, L. P.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of environmental and conventional water treatment processes on waterborne <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cryptosporidium</i> oocysts.

Cryptosporidium oocysts are prevalent in surface waters as a result of anthroponotic activity and native animal faecal contamination. A sound understanding of the impact of environmental and water treatment processes on the survival of oocysts is required to properly risk-assess the threat posed to ...

Author(s)
King, B.; Keegan, A.; Saint, C.; Monis, P.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933913)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impacts of environment and management on nitrate in vegetables and water.

This chapter considers how environmental and management variables affect the nitrate levels in plants used as food. It also reviews the extensive literature which considers the impacts of agricultural practice on nitrate in surface waters and groundwaters. The extent that changes in farm management ...

Author(s)
Stockdale, E.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934590)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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