Community Level Planning for Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water in Bangladesh

  • Sho Shibata
  • Kiyoko HagiharaEmail author
  • Yoshimi Hagihara
  • Akira Sakai
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 4)


In Bangladesh, arsenic contaminated drinking water has become a serious problem. Since the revelation of arsenic contamination, various water supply options have been installed to supply drinking water. However, some of them have already been abandoned. These options are not acceptable for local residents without consideration of their social environments and support after introduction. Purpose of this chapter aims to plan acceptable processes to install water supply options for the disaster of arsenic contaminated drinking water considering local social environment in Bangladesh.


Arsenic contaminated Water supplyoptions Acceptability Stress Multi-criteria 



In this study, the social survey and local activity were supported by JADE, SPACE, AAN (Asia Arsenic Network), Maiko SAKAMOTO, associate professor of Tokyo University. We are grateful to them and local residents for their great contribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sho Shibata
    • 1
  • Kiyoko Hagihara
    • 2
    Email author
  • Yoshimi Hagihara
    • 3
  • Akira Sakai
    • 4
  1. 1.International Operations, NEWJEC Inc.OsakaJapan
  2. 2.School of SociologyBukkyo UniversityKita-kuJapan
  3. 3.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  4. 4.University of Marketing and Distribution SciencesKobeJapan

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