A dramatic disparity between the results of blinded versus open trial designs has raised questions about the effectiveness of water quality interventions and other environmental interventions to prevent diarrhea, a leading killer of young children in low-income countries.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Treatment Plants, 10/12/2015. At the national level, data pertaining to number of various water supply schemes are maintained while the data on water treatment plants is maintained by the respective State / Union Territory Departments dealing with rural drinking water supply. The data collected till date during various discussions, reviews, video conferencing and on Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry, State-wise is annexed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Treatment Plants, 01/12/2015. The details of funds released to various State Governments for implementation of sanctioned works under NRCP/NGRBA programmes and the sewage treatment capacity created under these programmes during the last three years and current year, State-wise are at Annexure-I & II respectively.

This report presents the results of an analytical study on the economic valuation for wastewater, comparing the cost of no action versus the cost of effective wastewater management. Although economic valuation of wastewater management is complex, it remains an important tool to guide policymakers and investors to take informed decisions.

High arsenic concentrations in groundwater in different states of India have become a major cause of concern in recent years. The groundwater in the past was considered to be safe for drinking purposes, but now it is recognized that many shallow tube wells contain arsenic at concentrations higher than the safe limit set for drinking purpose by WHO (1993). It is becoming an emerging issue in the water supply and health related sectors of India.

Drinking water is recognized as a source of lead (Pb) exposure. However, questions remain about the impact of chronic exposure to lead-contaminated water on internal dose. The objective of the study was to estimate the relation between a cumulative water Pb exposure index (CWLEI) and blood Pb levels (BPb) in children aged 1 to 5 years.

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Trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs) are regulated disinfection by-products (DBPs); their joint reproductive toxicity in drinking water is unknown. The researchers aimed to evaluate a drinking water mixture of the four regulated THMs and five regulated HAAs in a multigenerational reproductive toxicity bioassay.

Trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs) are regulated disinfection by-products (DBPs); their joint reproductive toxicity in drinking water is unknown. The researchers aimed to evaluate a drinking water mixture of the four regulated THMs and five regulated HAAs in a multigenerational reproductive toxicity bioassay.

Angry villagers in North-West Delhi on Tuesday presented Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with bottles of filthy water at the inauguration of the Bawana treatment plant, raising concerns over the wat

As the timeframe for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) nears completion, minds are turning to the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This is accompanied by the realization that the focus on drinking-water and sanitation without due attention being paid to the end products of water and sanitation provision (i.e.

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