Water Quality: Guidelines, Standards, and Health : Assessment of Risk and Risk Management for Water-related Infectious Disease

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Lorna Fewtrell, Jamie Bartram
IWA Publishing, Jan 1, 2001 - Science - 424 pages
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The quality of water, whether it is used for drinking, irrigation or recreational purposes, is significant for health in both developing and developed countries worldwide. In responding to this challenge, countries develop standards intended to protect public health. that present an authoritative assessment of the health risks associated with hazards through water and of the effectiveness of approaches to their control. To date, the various WHO guidelines concerned with water ( Guidelines for drinking-water quality; Guidelines for the safe use of wastewater and excreta in agriculture and aquaculture; Guidelines for safe recreational water environments ) have been developed in isolation from one another. However, their common primary concern is for health hazards derived from excreta. better health protection and highlight the value of interventions closer to sources of pollution, which may otherwise be under-valued. The potential to increase consistency in approaches to assessment and management of water-related microbial hazards was discussed by an international group of experts between 1999 and 2001. These discussions led to the development of a harmonised framework, which was intended to inform the process of development of guidelines and standards. Subsequently, a series of reviews was developed and refined, which addressed the principle issues of concern linking water and health to the establishment and implementation of effective, affordable and efficient guidelines and standards. The book is based on these reviews and the harmonised framework. to microbial water quality and health, including environmental and public health scientists, water scientists, policy makers and those responsible for developing standards and regulations.
  

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Contents

Jamie Bartram Lorna Fewtrell and ThorAxel Stenstrom
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The Global Burden of Disease study and applications in
43
Endemic and epidemic infectious intestinal disease and its
61
Excretarelated infections and the role of sanitation in the
89
Richard Carr with contributions from Martin Strauss
115
a tool for the assessment of risk
135
Risk assessment
161
Quality audit and the assessment of waterborne risk
185
l2 Management strategies
257
l3 Indicators of microbial water quality
289
l4 Risk communication
317
l5 Economic evaluation and prioritysetting in water and sanitation
333
some practical aspects
361
l7 Regulation of microbiological quality in the water cycle
377
l8 Framework for guidelines development in practice
395
Index
413

l0 Acceptable risk
207
A public health perspective for establishing waterrelated
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