The world’s water quality: A pre-study for a worldwide assessment





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Dr.-Ing. Ilona Bärlund

Coordination Research Topic "Sustainable Water Resources Management" (Topic 3)

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Research manager of World Water Quality Assessment (WWQA)

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Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

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