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Title: Management of source and drinking-water quality in Pakistan
Authors: Aziz, J.A.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: Drinking-water quality in both urban and rural areas of Pakistan is not being managed properly. Results of various investigations provide evidence that most of the drinking-water supplies are faecally contaminated. At places groundwater quality is deteriorating due to the naturally occurring subsoil contaminants or to anthropogenic activities. The poor bacteriological quality of drinking-water has frequently resulted in high incidence of waterborne diseases while subsoil contaminants have caused other ailments to consumers. This paper presents a detailed review of drinking-water quality in the country and the consequent health impacts. It identifies various factors contributing to poor water quality and proposes key actions required to ensure safe drinking-water supplies to consumers
Description: 1087-1098
Keywords: Communicable Disease Control
Environmental Monitoring
Fresh Water
Guidelines
Health Services Needs and Demand
Incidence
Subject: Water Microbiology
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117042
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1105_6/11_5-6_2005_1087_1098.pdf
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