Project Name: Risk assessment of arsenic mitigation options (RAAMO-I & II)
Name of Client: APSU/DFID
Period: July 2004 to June 2005 (12 Months)
Description of Project:
The principal objective of the study was to make quantitative risk assessment (QRA) of the water supply options identified in the implementation plan for arsenic mitigation in Bangladesh. Risk assessment is a tool used internationally to set drinking water quality standards, make comparison between drinking water sources and develop water safety plans.
The components of this QRA study of arsenic mitigation options included:
- Assessment of water quality and sanitary integrity
- Assessment of social awareness and acceptability, and
- Development of a model for the assessment of the likely disease burden from each option.