A health-based socio-economic assessment of drinking water quality
El-Fadel, M., Maroun, R., Semerjian, L. and Harajli, H. (2003) A health-based socio-economic assessment of drinking water quality. Management of Environmental Quality, 14, (3), 353-368. (doi:10.1108/14777830310479441).
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Water-related diseases are a human tragedy, resulting in millions of deaths each year, preventing millions more from leading healthy lives, and undermining development efforts by burdening the society with substantial socio-economic costs. This problem is of great significance in developing countries, where polluted water, water shortages, and unsanitary living conditions prevail. This paper presents a case study on a health-based socio-economic assessment of drinking water quality in Lebanon, based on relevant valuation approaches and available country-specific data. The assessment revealed that the potential health and economic benefits due to water and sanitation improvements can be significant (0.15-3.35 percent of GDP)
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1108/14777830310479441|
|Keywords:||economics, health, lebanon, water|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
|Date Deposited:||15 Jul 2008|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 12:31|
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