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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), pp. 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)

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Published date: May 2003
Keywords: economics, health, lebanon, water

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Local EPrints ID: 52888
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52888
ISSN: 1477-7835
PURE UUID: de025930-de74-4fdb-801c-92f26d30875e

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Date deposited: 15 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:39

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Author: M. El-Fadel
Author: R. Maroun
Author: L. Semerjian
Author: H. Harajli

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