Problem

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
Nature:

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
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
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
Date of last update
08.05.2019 – 20:58 CEST