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Water quality of world river basins

Andrew S Fraser

Water quality of world river basins

Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS)

by Andrew S Fraser

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Published by UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Watersheds,
  • Rivers,
  • Water quality

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-39)

    Statementwritten and produced by Andrew S. Frazer, Michel Meybeck, Edwin D. Ongley
    SeriesUNEP environment library -- no. 14
    ContributionsMeybeck, M., Ongley, E. D, Global Environmental Monitoring System
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14990143M

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