Protecting Groundwater for Health: Managing the Quality of Drinking Water Sources (WHO Water Series)

Schmoll, O.

Published by Intl Water Assn, 2006
ISBN 10: 1843390795 / ISBN 13: 9781843390794
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Synopsis: Protecting drinking-water resources is the first barrier against pathogens and sustances hazardous to health. Practitioners in dricking-water supply or surveillance - from the local and technical level up to senior management with other sectors, such as environment, land-use planning, or agriculture toweards safeguarding drinking-water sources. Protecting Groundwater for Health provides a structured approach to analysing hazards to graoundwater quality, assessing the risk they may cause for a specific supply, setting priorities in addressing these, and developing management strategies for their control. For health professionals, it thus is a tool for access to environmental information needed for such a process, and for professionals from other sectors, it gives a point of entry for understanding health aspects of groundwater management. This book prsents tools for developing strategies to protect groundwater for health by managing the quality of drinking-water sources. * Section I covers the natural science background needed to understand which pathogens and chemicals are relevant to human health, how they are transported in the sub-surface and how they may be reduced, removed or retarded. * Section II provides guidance for compiling information needed to characterise the drinking-water catchment area in order to assess health hazards potentially reaching groundwater. * Section III provides conceptional guidance on prioritising both hazards and management responses. * Section IV provides an overview of the potential management actions that may be taken to protect drinking-water sources. These begin with their integration into a comprehensive Water Safety Plan that covers all supply steps from catchment to consumer. * Section V provides an overview of measures to prevent pollution from human activities in the catchment, beginning with the overarching issues of policy, land-use planning and implementation for protecting g

About the Author: World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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Publisher: Intl Water Assn
Publication Date: 2006
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