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A review of water pollution arising from agriculture and mining activities in Central Asia: Facts, causes and effects
Liu, Yu1,4; Wang, Ping2,3; Gojenko, Boris5; Yu, Jingjie2,3; Wei, Lezhang1,4; Luo, Dinggui1; Xiao, Tangfu1
2021-12-15
Source PublicationENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION
ISSN0269-7491
Volume291Pages:11
Corresponding AuthorWang, Ping(wangping@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractCentral Asia is one of many regions worldwide that face severe water shortages; nevertheless, water pollution in this region exacerbates the existing water stress and increases the risk of regional water conflicts. In this study, we perform an extensive literature review, and the data show that water pollution in Central Asia is closely linked to human activities. Within the Asian Gold Belt, water pollution is influenced mainly by mining, and the predominant pollutants are heavy metals and radionuclides. However, in the irrigated areas along the middle and lower reaches of inland rivers (e.g., the Amu Darya and Syr Darya), water pollution is strongly associated with agriculture. Hence, irrigated areas are characterized by high concentrations of ammonia, nitrogen, and phosphorus. In addition, the salinities of rivers and groundwater in the middle and lower reaches of inland rivers generally increase along the flow path due to high rates of evaporation. Soil salinization and frequent salt dust storms in the Aral Sea basin further increase the pollution of surface water bodies. Ultimately, the pollution of surface water and groundwater poses risks to human health and deteriorates the ecological environment. To prevent further water pollution, joint monitoring of the surface water and groundwater quantity and quality throughout Central Asia must be implemented immediately.
KeywordCentral Asia Water pollution Agriculture Mining activities
DOI10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118209
WOS KeywordENVIRONMENTAL-IMPACT ASSESSMENT ; DERELICT CHLORALKALI PLANT ; ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES ; MERCURY CONTAMINATION ; METAL CONTAMINATION ; CENTRAL KAZAKSTAN ; SUSTAINABLE USE ; LAND RESOURCES ; RIVER-BASIN ; DARYA RIVER
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China[XDA20040302]
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000703683500007
PublisherELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/165812
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorWang, Ping
Affiliation1.Guangzhou Univ, Sch Environm Sci & Engn, Guangzhou 510006, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Water Cycle & Related Land Surface Proc, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Guangzhou Univ, Linkoping Univ Guangzhou Univ Res Ctr Urban Susta, Guangzhou 510006, Peoples R China
5.Sci Informat Ctr Interstate Coordinat Water Commi, Tashkent 100187, Uzbekistan
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Liu, Yu,Wang, Ping,Gojenko, Boris,et al. A review of water pollution arising from agriculture and mining activities in Central Asia: Facts, causes and effects[J]. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION,2021,291:11.
APA Liu, Yu.,Wang, Ping.,Gojenko, Boris.,Yu, Jingjie.,Wei, Lezhang.,...&Xiao, Tangfu.(2021).A review of water pollution arising from agriculture and mining activities in Central Asia: Facts, causes and effects.ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION,291,11.
MLA Liu, Yu,et al."A review of water pollution arising from agriculture and mining activities in Central Asia: Facts, causes and effects".ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION 291(2021):11.
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