Dams and Disease: Ecological Design and Health Impacts of Large Dams, Canals and Irrigation Systems

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CRC Press, Sep 2, 2003 - Architecture - 600 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 General ecological aspects of dams and canals
12
3 Predicting health impacts in the Tropics
28
4 Waterassociated diseases
60
5 Health opportunities through ecological design
74
Part II The Americas
85
6 North America
88
7 Caribbean region
95
14 Eritrea
365
15 Somalia
387
Part V Southern Africa
415
16 Zambezi River
417
17 Sabi River Basin in Zimbabwe
425
Part VI Middle East and Asia
433
18 Iran
435
19 Pakistan
444

8 South America
170
Part III West Africa
179
9 Morocco
181
10 Senegal River
194
11 Niger River
248
12 Volta River
271
Part IV The River Nile and the Horn of Africa
286
13 River Nile
289
20 Asia
459
Part VII Final summary
472
21 Final synthesis and specific guidelines
474
ecology of major diseases associated with water in the Tropics
509
Glossary of chemical names
568
Index
569
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