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Title: Health and hygiene aspects of rainwater for drinking
Authors: Pathak, Namrata
Heijnen, Han
Keywords: Rainwater
Drinking water
Chemical and microbiological quality
Water safety plans
Health risk assessment
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: PATHAK, N. and HEIJNEN, H., 2006. Health and hygiene aspects of rainwater for drinking. IN: Fisher, J. (ed). Sustainable development of water resources, water supply and environmental sanitation: Proceedings of the 32nd WEDC International Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-17 November 2006, pp. 393-396.
Abstract: The World Health Organization is developing guidance on water safety and health aspects of rainwater harvesting & storage. This will be a scientific contribution to the’ rolling’ revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. WHO acknowledges the need for a thorough assessment of the health aspects of collected rainwater, as increasing numbers of people and communities worldwide use rainwater for domestic purposes, including for drinking. This paper presents a review of microbiological and chemical issues, relevant to rainwater and health risks. Several concerns are raised that may need further consideration in design, maintenance and research in rainwater use.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Sponsor: The paper is an output of the collaborative programme on water quality management implemented by the World Health Organization with support from the Australian Agency for International Development.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28779
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