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use of alternative safe water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh

Md Jakariya

use of alternative safe water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh

community perspective

by Md Jakariya

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Published by Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC in Dhaka .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementMd. Jakariya.
SeriesResearch monograph series ;, no. 24, Research monograph series (BRAC. Research and Evaluation Division) ;, no. 24.
ContributionsBRAC. Research and Evaluation Division.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 61 p. :
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3713716M
LC Control Number2003314013

The problem of groundwater arsenic is most severe in Bangladesh but is also a major problem in many other countries in Asia and the Americas. One mitigation approach has been for households to switch to deep public tube wells that are mostly > feet deep because they tap water in an aquifer that is low in arsenic. Arsenic in drinking-water is a hazard to human health. It has attracted much attention since recognition in the s of its wide occurrence in well-water in Bangladesh. It occurs less extensively in many other countries also. The main source of arsenic in drinking-water is arsenic-rich rocks through which the water has filtered.

drinking water supply, are contaminated with arsenic. Mitigation Provision of arsenic safe water for people after screening of wells has been the greatest challenge. So far the success in providing mitigation options has been limited. Uncertainty about the effectiveness of alternative water supply technology options; inappropriate. The use of alternative safe-water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh-a community perspective. M Jakariya. M. Sc. Thesis, Dept. of Geography, Univ. of Cambridge, Use of GIS in local level participatory planning for arsenic mitigation: A case study from Matlab Upazila, Bangladesh.

5. Installation of Alternative Safe Water Options Bera Upazilla, Pabna District No. Villages Under in Mitigation (PSF, RH, DW, RW, PF) process Action Research on Community Based Arsenic Mitigation Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Dhaka Community Hospital & Ministry of Health & Family Welfare UNDP- Bangladesh October'99 to May’ Complementing the National Water Policy, the government adopted the National Policy for Safe Water Supply and Sanitation in In it also adopted a National Policy for Arsenic Mitigation in The policy emphasises public awareness, alternative safe water supply, proper diagnosis and management of patients, and capacity building.


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Use of alternative safe water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh by Md Jakariya Download PDF EPUB FB2

The use of alternative safe water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh: community perspective Md. Jakariya Environmental Researcher Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, 75 Mohakhali, DhakaBangladesh, E-mail: [email protected] April Research Monograph Series No.

Arsenic contamination situation. In the yearthe water samples of some tubewells located in the northern bordering area of Bangladesh were examined for arsenic contamination and found to contain arsenic in the range of – mg/L, which was higher than the Bangladesh standard level of arsenic in drinking water ( mg/L).3,13,21–23 Within 12 years of the first Cited by: 6.

So, adequate research works need to be completed as a priority to identify the region-specific water supply options to plan an effective arsenic mitigation options. Although this was supposed to be completed at the initial phase, unfortunately appropriate scientific approach has been lacking in the whole arsenic mitigation efforts in by: Arsenic Mitigation in Rural Bangladesh this book uniquely addresses the problem of arsenic contamination in ground water in Bangladesh in a comprehensive way.

At the outset, the book puts forward the opinions of experts regarding the cause of arsenic contamination in ground water in Bangladesh, followed by sample surveys depicting. Arsenic mitigation for the provision of safe water needs to be prioritized for an estimated 5 million people exposed to over μg/L arsenic [15,46].

Some mitigation strategies rely on building local arsenic testing capacity but this utility needs to be further capitalized as it leads to sustained awareness in the most affected areas. Arsenic problem in Bangladesh is a great natural and national calamity.

scarcity of alternative safe water sources and technical capabilities in measurements and arsenic removal, the guideline. Our work on water filtration began inabout eight years before NAE announced the Grainger Challenge, when we set out to measure and mitigate arsenic levels in drinking water.

We first developed a method and protocol for making accurate measurements of trace arsenic in groundwater in Bangladesh (IAEA, ; Rasul et al., ). Research Monograph Series No. 16, AugustBRAC Research and Evaluation Division 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka Bangladesh.

The use of alternative sate water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh: a community perspective. MPhil dissertation, unpublished, University of Cambridge, UK, 31 August Alternative Water Supply Options Recommendations The following alternative water supply options are recommended for arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh: Emergency Option • In acute arsenic problem areas (where more than 80% tubewells are contaminated) an alternative safe water point appropriate in the.

Mitigation options include use of alternative groundwater sources, use of microbiologically safe sources such as rainwater and treated surface water, use of arsenic removal technologies, or dilution of high-arsenic-content source water with lower-arsenic-content source water that is microbiologically safe.

Arsenic is not just a Bangladesh problem — it can be found in drinking water supplies around the world. Maine, Massachusetts, Texas, and half a dozen other states have all had arsenic contamination problems, says Joseph Graziano, a professor of environmental health sciences and pharmacology at Columbia University.

Hence, provision of arsenic free water is urgently needed to mitigate arsenic toxicity and protect health and well being of rural people living in acute arsenic problem areas of Bangladesh.

The options available for water supply in the arsenic affected areas can be brought into two major categories: alternative arsenic-safe water source, and. Research into Community-Based Arsenic Mitigation* in two upazilas of Bangladesh - from June to June The aim of the project was to assess the technical viability as well as the effectiveness of different alternative safe water options and to figure out the community acceptance of such options.

The activities included the determination of. Bangladesh is experiencing the worst arsenic problem in the world, as about 30 million people are possibly drinking arsenic contaminated water.

Lack of knowledge has hampered the mitigation. arsenic crisis. It supports Arsenic Mitigation activities at two levels. At the national level, support comprises of:. Testing of existing wells to identify safe sources of water.

Provision of alternative safe water sources. Health care and management of arsenic related conditions. Mass and interpersonal communications campaigns Sub-National.

alternative safe water options by the government (Table 1). Therefore, an urgent task is to reach the millions still without arsenic safe water in these highly affected areas. Approximately 20 million people are still being exposed to excessive quantities of arsenic in tested for arsenic and marked as safe or unsafe.

8,9. Since then, well switching has partially succeeded in reducing exposure. However, sustaining the behaviour change required for long-term sharing of wells is difficult.

Additionally, severely affected areas have few if any safe water options and need alternative drinking water sources. Bangladesh's water and sanitation crisis.

With a population of million, 5 million people in Bangladesh lack access to safe water and 85 million lack improved sanitation. In Bangladesh and around the world, millions are navigating the COVID pandemic with the added challenge of living without access to safe water.

The presence of elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater of Bangladesh, has severely impaired the decade long effort of providing safe water to nearly 98% of its population.

The use of alternativ e safe water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh: a community perspective. Research Monogr aph Ser BRAC,p. ARSENIC CONTAMINATION OF GROUND WATER IN BANGLADESH A BRIEFING PAPER Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Bangladesh.

Introduction. Bangladesh is a tropical riverine country of about million people, out of which % are male and % are female. Arsenic problems have been observed in several countries around the world.

The challenges of arsenic mitigation are more difficult for developing and poor countries due to resource and other limitations. Bangladesh is experiencing the worst arsenic problem in the world, as about 30 million people are possibly drinking arsenic contaminated water.More habitual use of arsenic-safe water options was foremost associated with higher self-efficacy, higher descriptive norms, and higher instrumental attitudes, i.e.

when people felt more able to.