Water quality status in Pakistan
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Water quality status in Pakistan first report 2001-2002 by Muhammad Akram Kahlown

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Published by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources, Ministry of Science & Technology in Islamabad .
Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-169).

StatementMuhammad Akram Kahlown, Abdul Majeed, Muhammad Aslam Tahir.
SeriesPublication -- no. 121-2002
ContributionsMajeed, Abdul., Tahir, Muhammad Aslam., Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 169 p. :
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16246341M
ISBN 109698469087
LC Control Number2006332951

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