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|Title: ||Arsenic awareness creation|
|Authors: ||Sadeque, Mosleh U.|
Saha, Subrata K.
|Issue Date: ||2000|
|Publisher: ||© WEDC, Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||SADEQUE, M.U., THOGERSEN, J. and SAHA, S.K., 2000. Arsenic awareness creation. IN: Pickford, J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene - Challenges of the Millennium: Proceedings of the 26th WEDC International Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 5-9 November 2000, pp.35-37.|
|Abstract: ||An estimated 20-30 million people consume water with arsenic concentrations above 0.05 mg/L (Ground Water Studies for Arsenic Contamination in Bangladesh, 2000) and are under risk of arsenic poisoning and adverse impact on health. With the huge number of people at risk and the widespread nature of the arsenic contamination (excess amounts of arsenic in tube-wells have been detected in 53
out of 64 Districts in Bangladesh), effective community participation is reckoned as a pre-requisite for a sustained arsenic mitigation program.
To test promising arsenic mitigation treatment technologies (Rahman et al., 2000), the DPHE-Danida Arsenic
Mitigation Pilot Project selected 4,000 families in the fringe areas of Chaumuhani and Lakshmipur Pourashavas in the coastal region of Bangladesh. In these Pilot Areas the Project employed and trained local women to carry out a
Baseline survey, to conduct an intensive awareness creation campaign, to create demand for arsenic mitigation and to install and train the users in the operation of the DPHEDanida developed Bucket Treatment Unit (BTU) technology.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper.|
|Appears in Collections:||WEDC 26th International Conference|
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