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Dams and Disease: Ecological Design and Health Impacts of Large Dams , Canals and Irrigation Systems

Handbook / Manual

By: William Jobin

580 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

Spon Press (Routledge)

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #93252 | ISBN: 0419223606
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Outlines methods for assessing, predicting and preventing major water-associated diseases around large dams, canals and irrigation systems in the tropics.


Panama Canal: recognition of French error in trying sea-level canal; development of efficient means of earth moving; overcoming malaria and yellow fever in labour force. St. Lawrence Seaway: international co-operation; invasion of Great Lakes by lampreys; Asian clams and zebra mussels. Tennessee Valley Authority: multipurpose operation; eradication of malaria from valley; development for fisheries and recreation; control of eutrophication. African dams: Aswan on Nile River; Volta in Ghana; Manantali and Diama on Senegal river; Kariba on Zambezi river. Tropical irrigation system: Blue Nile systems in Gezira of Sudan; Indus and Ganges river systems. Dams in the Americas: Hoover and Glen Canyon; dams in New England rivers; Itaipu in Brazil. Asian dams: the Indus river dams in Pakistan; Chinese dams; Narmada Valley dams in India; proposals for the Mekong river.

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