A Base Line Study Of The Quality Of The Harvested Rainwater And Its Acceptance As Drinking Water In The Coastal And Arsenic Affected Areas In Bangladesh

Name of the Project :
A Base Line Study Of The Quality Of The Harvested Rainwater And Its Acceptance As Drinking Water In The Coastal And Arsenic Affected Areas In Bangladesh
Country:  Bangladesh
Project Location:  All over Bangladesh Professional staff  provided
By the company : 50
Name of Client: Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh No. of man-months : 12
Start Date (month/year):  July 2005 Completion Date(month/year):
June 2006
Approx. value of services: 2.5  Million Taka
Name of Associate Firm, if any: Bangladesh Center for Development Research. No. of man-months of professional staff provided by associate firm(s):
    No. : 50 Man-month:  6
Senior Staff Involved and Functions Performed:
Dr.  Md  Rezaul karim
Dr.  M Asaduzzaman
Prof. Abul Kalam Azad
Team Leader
Biologist
Biologist
Engineer
Environmental Scientist
 
Detailed Narrative Description of Project:
The availability of different alternative safe water options is very important not only to evaluate and select the best options for a particular community but also because of the physio-cultural and socio-economic variation among communities. Community interests play the dominant role in sustainable implementation of some new technological options or the acceptance of something new by the community. It has been observed that problems and prospects of communities depend on the community perception of particular subjects which in turn depends on information and knowledge, technology, socio-economic and cultural characteristics, severity of problems, and exposure to the outside world. In the present context of arsenic pollution of shallow ground water aquifer, rainwater harvesting is a potential alternative water supply option to the arsenic affected rural communities. Rainwater harvesting appears also to be one of the promising options for supplying freshwater in the face of increasing water scarcity and escalating demand of the world. Rainwater harvesting have been practicing in many countries for domestic and agricultural water supply, runoff control and air-conditioning for a long time and interest in the use of rainwater as an alternative or supplementary sources of water for domestic purposes has stepped up recently. Bangladesh is faced with numerous water related problems like flooding, droughts, arsenic contamination of ground water, surface water pollution from both point and non-point sources. To solve the water related problems, Bangladesh will have to develop an integrated water resources development plan. Although RWH will not replace all other sources of drinking water, it will certainly ease the pressure on surface and groundwater usages as the primary source of drinking water. The development of RWH plan that is economically and technically feasible for the majority of the people in Bangladesh should be given high consideration as a part of the integrated water resources management plan.

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