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
Date of last update
28.03.2016 – 13:43 CEST