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|Title: ||Water Quality Study Tour|
|Issue Date: ||19-Oct-2005|
|Series/Report no.: ||Program 1|
|Abstract: ||The major rice growing regions of North Eastern Argentina, South Brazil and Uruguay
were visited in association with RIRDC between 2/3/03 - 9/3/03. Currently, drainage
water quality from agriculture does not appear to be of high concern to these countries
mainly owing to the total area having abundant water supplies through high annual
precipitation, large groundwater reserves and major river systems. There have been
sporadic studies of pesticide concentrations in rice drainage water and in receiving
rivers but results from these have provided little reason for further investigations or long
term monitoring programmes of drainage water quality.
Most concern over water quality in these countries arises from point source pollution
from urbanisation. Both industry (heavy metals and hydrocarbons) and untreated human
effluent continues to be a high polluter of supply water ion the form of rivers and lakes.|
|Type of Work: ||Other|
|Appears in Collections:||Research Papers|
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