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Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022, 20:28
Site: OpenLearn Create
Course: Water resource management in Myanmar (Water resource management in Myanmar)
Glossary: Glossary

Surface water

Water from precipitation (rain, snow, hail, sleet) falls on the land and runs over the surface collecting in rivers, streams and lakes, and ultimately drains into oceans


Tailing ponds

Areas where waterborne refuse material from mining operations is pumped to allow the sedimentation of solids from the water

Transboundary pollution

Contamination from one country impacts another country by crossing its borders


The process by which plants send water up through their stems, and deliver it from their leaves back into the atmosphere


Water that loses its transparency due to the presence of suspended particulates