Water management and environmental protection in Asia and the Pacific

Publisher: University of Tokyo Press in [Tokyo]

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  • Asia, Southeastern.,
  • Japan.,
  • United States.


  • Water -- Pollution -- Asia, Southeastern,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Japan,
  • Water -- Pollution -- United States,
  • Environmental protection -- Asia, Southeastern,
  • Environmental protection -- Japan,
  • Environmental protection -- United States

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by Ichirō Katō ... [et al.].
ContributionsKatō, Ichirō, 1922-
LC ClassificationsTD313.S6 W28 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 202 p. :
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2929386M
ISBN 100860083357
LC Control Number84164800

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