Water treatment

"Treatment of water (or sewage) to remove harmful or undesirable physical properties and any harmful and undesirable chemical substances and living organisms." (United Nations Publications, 2013)

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United Nations Publications. "Glossary of Shared Water Resources (English-Arabic): Technical, Socioeconomic and Legal Terminology." (2013). DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.18356/70b462ce-en

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