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CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction to Agricultural Water Pollution; 2. Pollution by Sediments; 3. Fertilizers as Water Pollutants; 4. Pesticides as Water Pollutants; 5. Summary and Recommendations;
Agricultural operations can contribute to water quality deterioration through the release of several materials into water: sediments, pesticides, animal manure, fertilizers and other sources of inorganic and organic matter. This "guidelines" document on control and management of agricultural water pollution aims to delineate the nature and consequences of agricultural impacts on water quality, and to provide a framework for practical measures to be undertaken by relevant professionals and decision-makers to control water pollution.