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Vocabulary Term Details

Water pollution

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_pollution)

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). Water pollution occurs when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Pollution
Eutrophication
Groundwater pollution
Pollutant load
Bioremediation
Sediment pollution
Wastewater
Water purification
Water quality
Water quality surveys

This term is used for the following terms: 
Aquatic pollution

Approved Date
24-Jun-2013

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