safe water Articles

  • ‘Everyone is exhausted and frustrated’: exploring psychosocial impacts of the lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation in Usoma, Kenya

    The lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation pose significant health challenges for many individuals and communities in low and middle-income countries. Aside from direct health issues, the lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation is increasingly associated with psychosocial concerns that affect the wellbeing of individuals and communities. However, the nature of these ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Safe water and healthy water services in a changing environment

    The present report addresses the topic of safe water and healthy water services in a changing environment. It is the product of cooperation between the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea (MATTM) in preparation for the Fifth Ministerial Environment and Health Conference in Parma in March 2010. This report focuses on climate change's effects ...

  • Access to safe drinking water and its impact on global economic growth

    Introduction Despite a concentrated international effort, significant investment and widespread educational campaigns, access to safe drinking water appears to be in decline. HaloSource, a leading global clean water and antimicrobial technology company, set out to examine the possible reasons for this decline and the potential impact it may have on global economic growth. The ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Psychosocial impacts of the lack of access to water and sanitation in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review

    The lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation has implications for the psychosocial well-being of individuals and households. To review the literature on psychosocial impacts, we completed a scoping review of the published literature using Medline, Embase, and Scopus. Fifteen studies met the inclusion criteria and were reviewed in detail. Of the included studies, six were conducted ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A review of decision-making support tools in the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector

    While more than a billion people lack safe water and 2.6 billion lack access to sanitation worldwide, numerous technologies and approaches already exist to provide access to clean water, safe sanitation, and hygiene education. In a report from the Pacific Institute and the Woodrow Wilscon Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP), scientists and development experts evaluate ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Health and socioeconomic effects of groundwater arsenic contamination in rural Bangladesh

    This report discusses the health and socioeconomic problems that have recently emerged in the Bangladesh countryside because of arsenic contamination of the groundwater. A survey found that men in rural households are generally found to be more susceptible to arsenicosis than women. The survey also indicated that villagers with lower annual income are more likely to experience arsenicosis. About ...

  • Convergence in access to safe water and adequate sanitation: an analysis across countries and time

    This short note reports that developing countries have tended to converge in terms of percentage of population having access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation between 1980 and 1993-1996. It suggests that this represents a good message, but no reason for complacency. Enormous efforts are still needed until all people on earth can enjoy access to safe drinking water and adequate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disparities in access to clean water and sanitation: institutional causes

    This paper uses cross-national data from 2002 and 2004 to assess the effects of key institutional variables on the improvement of access to safe water and sanitation. Two key variables of specific interest are a country's commitment to ‘quality regulation’ and the country's long-term development path. The evidence for the impact of those factors on expanding or contracting access to water and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Socio-psychological determinants for safe drinking water consumption behaviors: a multi-country review

    The effectiveness of household water treatment practices relies heavily on consumers' compliance. However, what is driving these behaviors from a health psychological perspective is not well understood. A review of studies on safe water collection, treatment, handling and storage practices was conducted to identify important socio-psychological determinants. The objectives are to show which ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microbial quality of improved drinking water sources: evidence from western Kenya and southern Vietnam

    In recent decades, more than 2 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water sources thanks to extensive effort from governments, and public and private sector entities. Despite this progress, many water sector development interventions do not provide access to safe water or fail to be sustained for long-term use. The authors examined drinking water quality of previously ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using business models in designing market-based solutions: the case of fluoride treatment systems

    This paper addresses how business models inform viability of different fluoride treatment technologies for developing countries as well as the pursuit of financial and operational sustainability. Excess fluoride concentrations in drinking water supplies negatively impact the health of communities living in fluoride affected regions of the world by causing dental and skeletal fluorosis and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Operator Partnerships:Why use partnership approaches?

    Today, almost 1 billion people live without access to improved drinking water sources and 2.5 billion lack access to improved sanitation. In order to reach Millennium Development Goal 7 (MDG7), access to sanitation has to be given to at least 1.5 billion and a safe water supply to 500 million before2015. Although the situation is better for water supply than for sanitation, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alternatives for safe water provision in urban and peri-urban slums

    In response to rapid urbanization throughout the global South, urban and peri-urban slums are expanding at an alarming rate. Owing to inadequate financial and institutional resources at the municipal level, conventional approaches for safe water provision with centralized treatment and distribution infrastructure have been unable to keep pace with rapidly growing demand. In the absence of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • National drinking water targets – trends and factors associated with target-setting

    We examine how national targets change with time and show that no consistent pattern exists across all countries examined for this article during the 1980–2013 period. Instead, countries fall into different trend types including constant, increasing, and decreasing national targets with time. We found that level of coverage is one likely factor in determining the national target of a country, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Searching for a sustainable arsenic mitigation strategy in Bangladesh: experience from two upazilas

    Arsenic concentrations of tubewell water that exceed the Bangladesh Drinking Water Standard pose a serious health problem for millions of people in Bangladesh. Groundwater is the source of drinking water for 98% of the population. The main object of the study was to review the status of the provided options, which were distributed during 1999?2001 in two upazilas. It was observed that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Aquatech Amsterdam 5-8th November

    We could not be more excited about the Aquatech Amsterdam 2019! Especially as we will be showcasing the Metalyser® sensor together with our partner, Holland Water. Visit us at the Holland Pavilion to find out more about our quality control techniques for safe water. Of course our presence would not be complete without clean drinking water four our visitors: come and collect ...


    By Trace2o Ltd.

  • Access to safe drinking water and human health: empirical evidence from rural Bhutan

    Provision of safe drinking water is essential for the promotion of human well-being. This paper makes an attempt to examine the patterns of access to drinking water, identify and analyze the factors that influence households access to safe drinking water sources, and analyze factors determining the extent of households travel to fetch drinking water, and assess the effects of access to safe ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mitigating the global water and sanitation challenges

    The provision of Water and Sanitation Services is of paramount importance as it provides the foundation for sustainable development. Global trends show provision of water and sanitation services is still inadequate: 1.1 billion people have no access to safe water services, and 2.6 billion have no access adequate sanitation services the provision of water and sanitation services in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Zero subsidy strategies for accelerating access to rural water and sanitation services

    Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and Household-Led Water Supply (HLWS) are zero subsidy approaches to water and sanitation service provision that have been recently piloted in Zambia. The increases in access to sanitation and toilet usage levels achieved in one year under CLTS were far greater than any achieved in subsidised programmes of the past. Similarly, HLWS has shown that rural ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water treatment and supply: intermediate education in Sub-Saharan Africa

    In 1973 the economist E.F Schumacher wrote ‘Small is Beautiful’. In this he created the vision of a concept known as ‘intermediate technology’. Directly from this grew the popular ‘appropriate technology’ movement. An appropriate technology, in the ideal sense, is designed with special consideration of the environmental, ethical, cultural, social, political, and economical aspects of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

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