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Water Quality Monitoring in Pacific Island Countries

Small Island Countries in the Pacific have special physical, demographic and economic features. Their limited land areas, shortage of natural resources (arable land, freshwater, minerals and conventional energy sources), geological complexity, isolation and widespread nature of their territories and exposure to natural disasters (cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis) cause serious water resources, solid waste and wastewater problems (UNESCO 1991).

3181: Pollution Reduction through Improved Municipal Wastewater Management in Coastal Cities in ACP Countries with a Focus on SIDS

10 Mar 2010


Water Quality Monitoring in Pacific Island Countries.pdf