Epidemiological studies investigating the role of fine particulate matter (PM2.5; aerodynamic diameter <2.5 lm) in triggering acute coronary events, including out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and ischemic heart disease (IHD), during wildfires have been inconclusive. The researchers examined the associations of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, IHD, acute myocardial infarction, and angina (hospital admissions and emergency department attendance) with PM2.5 concentrations during the 2006–2007 wildfires in Victoria, Australia, using a time-stratified case-crossover study design.

Technical Assessment Survey of Water Supply Schemes is an important component of Provision of Safe Drinking Water Project. The main objective of the Technical Assessment Survey is to assess the status of all existing water supply schemes in Pakistan.

The Technical Assessment Survey Report of Water Supply Schemes of Punjab (Part-I), produced by PCRWR Technical Survey Teams, provides us with an insight on the social, technical, managerial and water quality problems faced by water supply schemes located in 21 districts of northern and central Punjab.