Protecting Ground Water for Health
Managing the Quality of Drinking-water Sources
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241546683 ISBN-10    9241546689
Order Number    11500625 Format    Package
Price    CHF    160.00 / US$    192.00 Developing countries:    CHF    112.00
English     2006        697   pages
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Summary
Protecting drinking-water resources is a key barrier in preventing health effects from pathogens and toxic chemicals. Effective action builds on cooperation amongst practitioners in many fields - drinking-water supply, health environment, land-use planning, agriculture and many more.

Protecting Groundwater for Health provides a structured approach to analyzing hazards to groundwater quality, assessing the risk they may cause for a specific supply, setting priorities in addressing these, and developing management strategies for their control.

This book presents tools useful for local and technical staff through to senior managers to assist them in developing and implementing strategies to protect groundwater for health.

In 25 chapters, arranged into five sections, this book summarises which pathogens and chemicals are relevant to human health, how they are transported, reduced, removed or retarded; provides practical guidance on characterising the drinking-water catchment area and assessing potential health hazards; provides guidance on prioritising both hazards and management responses; presents key information on potential management actions and explains their integration into a comprehensive Water Safety Plan from catchment to consumer; and describes policy, land-use planning and implementation of pollution prevention, groundwater, with overviews of specific management approaches applicable to agriculture, sanitation, industry, mining, military sites, waste disposal and traffic.

Protecting Groundwater for Health brings together guidance on a range of issues into a single comprehensive framework. It is key reading for all those from many fields and disciplines involved in preventing disease through better management of drinking water sources.

"...Protecting Grounwater for Health brings together guidance on a range of issues into a single comprehensive framework. It is key reading to all those from many fields and disciplines involved in preventing disease through better management of drinking water sources." - Arab Water World