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Old 10-11-2010, 07:13 AM   #4
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Default UW researcher is co-author of first global study of fresh water, humans

UW researcher is co-author of first global study of fresh water, humans
By Don Behm of the Journal Sentinel
Sept. 29, 2010

World's rivers in crisis, scientists report - JSOnline
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"What made our jaws drop is that some of the highest threat levels in the world are in the United States and Europe," McIntyre said. "Americans tend to think water pollution problems are pretty well under control, but we still face enormous challenges."

"The fundamental chemistry of rivers in much of the U.S. has profoundly changed with agricultural chemicals, stormwater runoff, air pollution, high density of development and other threats," he said.

By investing in drinking water treatment technologies to remove contaminants, U.S. communities are insulating themselves against problems but not fixing causes of those problems or preventing new threats...
http://media.journalinteractive.com/.../RIVERS30G.jpg

Researchers' website: Global Threats to Human Water Security and River Biodiversity
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