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An analysis of institutional stakeholders' opinion on arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh

Khan, Nasreen Islam; Yang, H.

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The extent and severity of Arsenic (As) contamination in groundwater throughout Bangladesh and its detrimental effects on human health are well known. While various mitigation measures have been undertaken by various organizations, most of them have not achieved their expected outcomes due to associated technical, spatial and socio-economic challenges. In this study, institutional stakeholders' opinions on various aspects of As mitigation were elicited to identify their preferences for and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKhan, Nasreen Islam
dc.contributor.authorYang, H.
dc.coverage.spatialCairns Australia
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:31:40Z
dc.date.createdJuly 22-27 2012
dc.identifier.isbn9780415637633
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/68746
dc.description.abstractThe extent and severity of Arsenic (As) contamination in groundwater throughout Bangladesh and its detrimental effects on human health are well known. While various mitigation measures have been undertaken by various organizations, most of them have not achieved their expected outcomes due to associated technical, spatial and socio-economic challenges. In this study, institutional stakeholders' opinions on various aspects of As mitigation were elicited to identify their preferences for and reservations on specific mitigation measures. The current status of As mitigation activities and the factors influencing the success of As mitigation were also explored. While institutional weakness, lack of accountability and a latency period were the major factors hindering sustainable As mitigation, stakeholders' understanding of the As problem and their preferences for the different mitigation measures also had a significant impact on mitigation effectiveness. Mitigation of As contamination was a complex issue that required coordinated effort from various levels of stakeholders and the concept of "paying for water", which is currently unknown in Bangladesh, needs to be developed to create a greater sense of user ownership of As safe water and thus better water management.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Congress on Arsenic in the Environment 2012
dc.sourceUnderstanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment
dc.subjectKeywords: Bangladesh; Current status; Human health; Major factors; Mitigation measures; Safe water; Significant impacts; Socio-economics; Coordination reactions; Groundwater; Groundwater pollution; Societies and institutions; Water management; Arsenic
dc.titleAn analysis of institutional stakeholders' opinion on arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor050205 - Environmental Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB1816
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKhan, Nasreen Islam, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationYang, H., Eawag
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage499
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage502
local.identifier.absseo961103 - Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:51:03Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84864869269
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