Water Quality and Standards is a component of Encyclopedia of Water Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
Drinking water should not be contaminated by microbes or chemical substances harmful to human health. This theme discusses water quality and the water quality standards required for the purpose of use in all its aspects. This work in two volumes is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, Managers, and Decision makers and NGOs
Shoji Kubota, Society for the Study of Water Design (SWD), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushyu University, Japan
Yoshiteru Tsuchiya is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering of Kogakuin University, where he has been in his present post since 2000. He obtained a Bachelor Degree in Meiji Pharmaceutical College in 1964. He worked for Department of Environmental Health in Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health until 2000. In the meantime, he obtained a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Tokyo University. From 2002 to 2003, he worked for the Yokohama National University Cooperative Research and Development Center as Visiting Professor. He has written and edited books on risk assessment and management of waters. He has been the author or co-author of approximately 70 research articles. He is member of Japan Society on Water Environment, Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry, Japan Society of Endocrine Disrupters Research, and International Water Association.(IWA)