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
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
28.03.2016 – 13:43 CEST