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Assessing of Environmental Quality in Six Areas in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Assessing of Environmental Quality in Six Areas in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Environment development and sustainability 9(4): 355-368

ISSN/ISBN: 1387-585X

DOI: 10.1007/s10668-006-9026-7

Environmental quality for environmental health has been examined visually by describing general conditions and drinking water supply, sanitation and solid waste treatment conditions and practices in six South-East Asian villages with a dense population. The environmental review was supplemented by discussions with local people and political and administrative decision makers. Some drinking water analyses were done in order to show the water quality to the local people. The quality of the general conditions and the conditions and practices of drinking water supply, excreta disposal and solid waste treatment practices have been graded with the grading system presented below. The grading could be done in 1 or 2 days in each area by two persons, of which one was an environmental scientist and the other a social scientist, who also knew the local culture and worked as a translator.

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