Pollution and Health

13 Jan 2009

Zimbabwe has always been plagued by droughts. Droughts are part of a general pattern of water scarcity, caused to some extent by unfavorable and fluctuating natural conditions and by an increasing population, but more importantly, by sub-optimal development and utilization of available resources.

13 Jan 2009

Waterborne diseases are a significant cause of death and illness in the developing world. Conventional water sewerage systems have proven to be unable to service all the sanitation needs of the developing countries. Majority of sewage in these cities is discharged untreated, polluting rivers, lakes, and coastal areas.

This paper presents technical data on new solutions based on dry sanitation. It is part of a SIDA series covering water resources issues from a development cooperation perspective.

13 Jan 2009

This document gives an overview of the health impacts of indoor air pollution from solid fuel use and describes solutions to promote health and development in the context of the household energy challenge. Innovative policy approaches and a rigorous acceleration of investments is needed now to save lives and enable development.

The publication concludes with the following key points:

13 Jan 2009

Linking human health and environment issues is a way of grounding the environmental agenda in people’s everyday lives and priorities.

This document is a fact sheet on several SEI projects that specifically address health effects of environmental problems, as well as the complex interrelationships between health, environment, well-being and sustainability.

Download the fact sheet (474 KB, PDF, www.sei.se)

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13 Jan 2009

This report contains a recap of the South Asia Regional Workshop on Indoor Air Pollution, Health and Household Energy, held on 27-28 February 2006 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The goal of the workshop was to exchange information on successful technologies, models and challenges in reducing indoor smoke and associated health burden in South Asia. It was organized jointly by Practical Action Nepal and Indoor Air Pollution and Health Forum Nepal. During the workshop the existing policy provisions and best practices in South Asian countries were shared and discussed.