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Sources and Pathway of Environmental Pollutants into Surface Water Resources: A Review


  • Adamu Mustapha

    (Department of Geography, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria)

  • Balarabe Usman Getso

    (Department of Biology, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, Nigeria)


Surface water pollution could threaten human, animal and ecosystem. Global human population and urban development are increasing at unprecedented rates, thereby creating havoc to the surface water quality. This study aims at reviewing some recent studies on sources and pathway of environmental pollutants into surface water resources. The review discusses point and non-point, natural and anthropogenic sources of surface water pollution. Further, it highlighted some influence of land use and land cover changes on the surface water resources. This review recommended that Public should be enlightened and educated by the regulatory authority regarding the danger of rampant disposal of domestic and industrial wastes into surface water resource which will help to reduce the pollutant loads.

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  • Adamu Mustapha & Balarabe Usman Getso, 2014. "Sources and Pathway of Environmental Pollutants into Surface Water Resources: A Review," Journal of Environments, Asian Online Journal Publishing Group, vol. 1(2), pages 54-59.
  • Handle: RePEc:aoj:joenvi:2014:p:54-59

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    1. Ayman Awadallah & Mohsen Yousry, 2012. "Identifying Homogeneous Water Quality Regions in the Nile River Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis," Water Resources Management: An International Journal, Published for the European Water Resources Association (EWRA), Springer;European Water Resources Association (EWRA), vol. 26(7), pages 2039-2055, May.
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