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South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN 2003) – Proceedings

A total of 301 delegates and guests from nine Country Delegations (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and other local and international organisations, participated in […]

Author(s)/Editor(s): Abu Jafar Shamsuddin, M. Feroze Ahmed, Ryan Knox


A Study on Development of an Arsenic Test Kit and Some Arsenic Contamination Issues

A field kit was developed which used non-toxic Silver Nitrate soaked papers as indicator. Adsorption capacities of arsenic by different materials were tested in the laboratory, in which good removal potential was found in Bijoypur clay, bleached sawdust and newspaper pulp.

Researcher(s): Abul Khair

First Edition: June, 2003

Fate of Arsenic in the Environment

This publication is a compilation of papers presented at the BUET-UNU International symposium on Fate of Arsenic in the Environment. The papers broadly describe the fate of arsenic extracted through tubewell water and transported with surface water, its presence in water-soil-plant environment …

Author(s)/Editor(s): M. Feroze Ahmed, Md. Ashraf Ali, Zafar Adeel

First Edition: February, 2003

Community Participation in the late’90s Water Supply & Sanitation in Bangladesh

Personal and household behaviors and sanitation practices by the majority of the population to a large extent are unhygienic. Program planning whether it be for the installation of a latrine or sinking of a tube-well, it must always take into consideration the needs of the ultimate users and responsibilities must be delegated among the community according to capability and sustainability.

Researcher(s): Afsana Wahab

First Edition: January, 2003

Development of Communication Materials Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme

People’s perception about the existing communication materials on rural water supply and sanitation programme has been examined in the study wherefrom the factors influencing the effectiveness of materials have been identified and finally, a set of recommendations has been made towards development of effective communication materials.

Researcher(s): Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah

First Edition: January, 2003

Sanitation Strategies and Technologies Flood-prone and High Water Table Areas of Bangladesh

Overflowing of latrine during monsoon flood and heavy rainfall is a common scenario in Bangladesh. To overcome this common problem, an attempt was made to provide technological solutions for safe sanitary latrines based on the concept of ‘raised latrine’ constructed above flood level in flood-prone and high water table areas. The technologies include ‘Earth Stabilized Raised Pit Latrine’, ‘Step Latrine’, ‘Mount Latrine’ and ‘Sand Enveloped Pit Latrine’.

Researcher(s): Noor M. Kazi

First Edition: January , 2003

Situation Analysis Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Research in Bangladesh

By and large, This document is a comprehensive database of research and development activities of the Government, non-government organizations, development partners and other agencies working in the Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) sector. The situation of research in WSS sector in Bangladesh with emphasis on technical, social and arsenic interventions have been analyzed in this study. The followings have been delineated in the report

Researcher(s): Mohibur Rahman

First Edition: January, 2003

Bangladesh Environment 2002

It is a collection of selected technical papers that were presented at the second International Conference on Bangladesh Environment and presents a snapshot of Bangladesh environment at the present time, as understood by the experts from all over the world.

Author(s)/Editor(s): A.B.M. Badruzzaman, M. Feroze Ahmed, Saleh A. Tanveer

December, 2002

Alternative Water Supply Options

The sources of water available in Bangladesh for development of alternative water supplies are groundwater, surface water and rain water. An estimated 29 million people, exposed to arsenic contamination in excess of 50 µg/L through 27% contaminated shallow tubewells and few production wells in urban …

Author(s)/Editor(s): M. Feroze Ahmed

First Edition: May, 2001

Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh

This publication is an outcome of the International Workshop on Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh held in Dhaka. The workshop focused on some important technical issues regarding hydrogeological and health aspects of arsenic contamination and alternative water supply options …

Author(s)/Editor(s): Chowdhury Mufad Ahmed, M. Feroze Ahmed

First Edition: May, 2001