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A new publication by Yoshiaki Tsuzuki on pollutant dischage and water quality: 

Tsuzuki, Y. (2014) Pollutant Discharge and Water Quality in Urbanisation, Series: SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology, 92 p. ISBN: 978-3-319-04756-0 (eBook), 978-3-319-04755-3 (Softcover)

The book is based on the lecture note of a lecture on water quality and urbanisation, which I have conducted in Japan for the training course on water environment monitoring for professionals from developing and middle-income counties of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in 2008-2012. Readers can obtain basic knowledge and concepts of pollutant discharge and water quality, their relationships between economic development, hard and soft measures to improve ambient water quality, and low-cost sanitation.

Pollutant discharge per capita (PDC) is a simple concept and a primary indicator in wastewater treatment planning. Application of this indicator in all kinds of municipal wastewater treatment including centralised and on-site treatment systems would enhance understanding of the technologies and systems in our societies. Quantitative understanding of pollutant discharge and pollutant load would be useful as well as achieving the sanitation Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicator for ambient water quality improvement.


"Contents of this book are (1) water quality in the rivers and coastal areas, (2) pollutant load and water quality, (3) soft measures in households, (4) relationship between economic development and pollutant discharge per capita (PDC), (5) municipal wastewater pollutant discharge control, and (6) water and sanitation in developing countries." (From Acknowledgements)


"Anticipated readers are from university undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of environment engineering, environment economics, development economics, environment policy and related fields, and professionals and specialists in these fields." (From Acknowledgements)


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Contact information Yoshiaki Tsuzuki (email:,,
Phone: (Mobile) +61 (0)410 230 355
News type Inbrief
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Keyword(s) pollutant dischage
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News date 12/05/2014
Working language(s) ENGLISH