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Drinking water in developing countries

Safe drinking water remains inaccessible for about 1.1 billion people in the world, and the hourly toll from biological contamination of drinking water is 400 deaths of children (below age 5). This paper reviews the general guidelines for drinking water quality and the scale of the global problem. It reviews the various water disinfection technologies that may be applicable to achieve the desired quality of drinking water in developing countries. It then summarizes financing problems that deter extending safe drinking water access to the unserved population and identifies feasible policy positions for enhancing drinking water availability in these countries. [Author's abstract]

TitleDrinking water in developing countries
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsGadgil, A
Paginationp. 253-286 : 3 fig., 4 tab.
Date Published1998-01-01
Keywordseconomics, international level, policies, safe water supply, sdiwat, water pollution, water quality standards, water treatment
Abstract

Safe drinking water remains inaccessible for about 1.1 billion people in the world, and the hourly toll from biological contamination of drinking water is 400 deaths of children (below age 5). This paper reviews the general guidelines for drinking water quality and the scale of the global problem. It reviews the various water disinfection technologies that may be applicable to achieve the desired quality of drinking water in developing countries. It then summarizes financing problems that deter extending safe drinking water access to the unserved population and identifies feasible policy positions for enhancing drinking water availability in these countries. [Author's abstract]

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