Rajiv Sarkar

Rajiv Sarkar
Community involvement key to successful water quality interventions
Faulty perceptions of water treatment and a false sense of protection from locally available water sources increased the risk of children to diarrhoeal diseases in Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Posted on 20 Sep, 2015 10:07 PM

Recent evidence shows that as high as 95% of diarrheal deaths among children under the age of 5 can be prevented by water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) related interventions that include handwashing, proper excreta disposal and most importantly improved water quality.

Water quality and health impacts (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Study of water supply & sanitation practices in India using geographic information systems - Some design & other considerations in a village setting - IJMR research paper
This paper describes the findings of a study conducted in Nelvoy village in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India. Posted on 06 Jun, 2011 05:01 PM

 The study attempted to understand the phenomenon of water contamination in the village by using GIS as a tool to locate and map water supply and sewage distribution systems in the village, in relation to human and animal dwellings, their wastes, sanitary practices and their connections with drinking water quality for a clearer understanding of the connections between these factors and possible