Water Quality

Science / Geology / Water Quality: An assessment of the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water, especially how they relate to the suitability of that water for a particular use.

Other Words for Quality

Quality Verb Synonyms: property, attribute, characteristic, mark, distinction, je ne sais quoi, trait
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Other Words for Water

Water Noun Synonyms: H2O, distilled water, tap water, drinking-water, bottled water, spa water, still water, soda (water), effervescent water, mineral water, sea water, salt water, ditch-water, dishwater, bath-water, branch water, Adam's ale, Latin a
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Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Business / Agriculture / Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP): A program created by the FAIR Act of 1996 to provide primarily cost-sharing assistance, but also technical and educational assistance, aimed at reducing soil, water, and related natural resource probl MORE

Water Quality Standards

Business / Agriculture / Water Quality Standards: State-adopted and the Environmental Protection Agency-approved ambient standards for water bodies. The standards prescribe the use of the water body and establish the water quality criteria that must MORE

Water Quality Initiative

Business / Agriculture / Water Quality Initiative: A multi-agency effort, initiated by USDA in 1990, to determine relationships between agricultural activities and water quality, and develop and implement strategies that protect surface and groundwate MORE

Water Quality Incentives Program

Business / Agriculture / Water Quality Incentives Program: This program was authorized in the FACT Act of 1990 and is administered by the Farm Service Agency. It was repealed and replaced by the Environmental Quality Incentives Program in the FAIR Act of 1996 MORE

Designated Uses Of Water

Business / Agriculture / Designated Uses Of Water: Water uses identified in state water quality standards that must be achieved and maintained as required under the Clean Water Act. Uses can include cold water fisheries, public water supply, irrigatio MORE

Red Tide (Water)

Science / Tides and Currents / Red Tide (Water): The term applied to toxic algal blooms caused by several genera of din flagellates (Gymnodinium and Gonyaulax) which turn the sea red and are frequently associated with a deterioration in water qualit MORE

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