Protecting Groundwater for Health

Protecting Groundwater for Health

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This publication 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 summarizes which pathogens and chemicals are relevant to human health, how they are transported, reduced, removed or retarded; provides practical guidance on characterizing 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.--Publisher's description.NOTE The following checklist outlines information needed for characterizing traffic and transport related activities in the drinking- water catchment area. ... It is neither complete nor designed as a template for direct use but needs to be specially adapted for local conditions. ... Compile inventory of roads, parking lots, refuelling stations, fuel storage tanks and pipelines, car wash, car scrap yards, airfields, anbsp;...

Title:Protecting Groundwater for Health
Author:Oliver Schmoll, World Health Organization
Publisher:World Health Organization - 2006


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