Health hazards from water development schemes

Other Names:
Spread of disease due to water impoundment
Adverse health effects of water resources development
Health hazards from water storage projects
Health hazards from irrigation schemes

In the planning, design and operation of irrigation, drainage and other water development schemes, there is a need to incorporate measures for the control of vector-borne diseases (e.g. schistosomiasis and malaria). This problem is partly caused by a lack of cooperation between health and engineering sciences.

Related Problems:
Loss of river silt
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST