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Protecting Ground Water for Health
Managing the Quality of Drinking-water Sources
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.
696 pages; ISBN 9789240682054
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