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Development of Guideline for Implementation of Water Safety Plan for the Rural Water Supply Systems in India

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Water borne disease remains one of the major health concerns in the world. Diarrhoeal diseases, which are largely caused by contaminated drinking water sources and inadequate sanitation facilities, account for 2.4 million deaths each year and contribute over 73 million disability-adjusted life years worldwide. India with 800 million people in 1.6 million rural habitations spread out 15 diverse ecological regions is no exception. As estimated a couple of years back, around 25 million Indians were affected by waterborne diseases annually with around 700,000 (mostly children below 5 years) death due to water and inadequate sanitation.

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  • Rural
  • Water safety
  • Plan
  • Hazard event
  • Laboratory
  • Infrastructure
  • Institution

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The chapter is based on the guidelines for rural water supply systems developed by Sulabh International Academy of Environmental Sanitation and Public Health (SIAES), supported by WHO, India, and with the help of an expert group consisting of reputed experts from all over the country. The authors acknowledge the services provided by the project team and management of SIAES with sincere thanks.

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Nath, K.J., Sengupta, A.K. (2017). Development of Guideline for Implementation of Water Safety Plan for the Rural Water Supply Systems in India. In: Nath, K., Sharma, V. (eds) Water and Sanitation in the New Millennium. Springer, New Delhi. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-3745-7_5

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