Dams and Disease

Dams and Disease

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A guide to help planners and engineers to the improvment of future water projects. The past century of global experience on water projects is presented as the basis for creating new approaches. First-hand analyses, including 35 case studies from 25 countries, portray the influence of politicians, biologists, engineers, computer models and physicians on the spectacular successes and failures of the builders of canals and dams. By drawing on this experience, the author outlines methods for assessing, predicting and preventing major water-associated diseases around large dams, canals and irrigation systems.In Puerto Rico and elsewhere, several conventional types of sewage treatment were evaluated for their impact on passage of viable bilharzia eggs, and were ranked ... In addition, because the treatment plants frequently malfunction, even the best kind of systems will occasionally be short-circuited ... The prevalence among first-grade children in Vieques dropped from 10% in 1956 to zero in 1964 (Figureanbsp;...

Title:Dams and Disease
Author:William Jobin
Publisher:CRC Press - 2003-09-02


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