Rural Latin America: a forgotten part of the global groundwater arsenic problem?

Bundschuh, J. and Garcia, M. E. (2008) Rural Latin America: a forgotten part of the global groundwater arsenic problem? In: Groundwater for sustainable development: problems, perspectives and challenges. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press) / Balkema, London, United Kingdom, pp. 311-321. ISBN 978-0-415-40776-2


Groundwater is the most important source of domestic, industrial, and agricultural water and also a finite resource. Population growth has created an unprecedented demand for water, with the situation most critical in the developing world, where several million people depend on contaminated groundwater for drinking purposes. Geogenic contaminants, such as arsenic and fluoride at toxic levels, pose major environmental risks and endanger public health. This book is a collection of papers providing a multi-disciplinary overview for scientists and professionals involved in the sustainable development of groundwater resources.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Print copy not held in the USQ Library.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 01:42
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 00:45
Uncontrolled Keywords: arsenic; groundwater; Latin America
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment
04 Earth Sciences > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040603 Hydrogeology

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