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Moving from Information to Knowledge for Water Quality Management Wordwide


  • Andrew Gross

    (Cleveland State University)

  • Emeric Solymossy

    (Western Illinois University)

  • Renee Castrigano

    (Gannon University)

  • József Poór

    (Szent István University)


In this paper we take a global view of fresh water management at various sector levels and in select nations. We focus on sustainability, water usage, river quality, capital spending and other variables. Our emphasis is on pressing current issues, but also on a long-run perspective. We suggest that (1) the policy process involve identification, evaluation and implementation and that (2) stages of data production involve monitoring, analyzing, and disseminating information. A classification scheme is suggested for categorizing environmental pollution and observing existing laws in various regions and nations. We advocate analysis along two lines: (1) longitudinal data, to note changes over decades rather than years and (2) cross-sectional data for comparing companies and nations of similar size. The emphasis is on improving water quality and in moving from information to knowledge in regard to environmental indicators.

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  • Andrew Gross & Emeric Solymossy & Renee Castrigano & József Poór, 2015. "Moving from Information to Knowledge for Water Quality Management Wordwide," Proceedings- 11th International Conference on Mangement, Enterprise and Benchmarking (MEB 2015),, Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkk:meb015:297-320

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