Feasibility assessment of household based small arsenic removal technologies for achieving sustainable development goals
Md Sahadat Hossain1, Fahima Akhter2, and Victor Emery David Jr31Department of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change, Linköping University, SE - 58183, Linköping, Sweden 2School of Economics and Business Administration, Chongqing University, 400030, P.R China 3Faculty of Urban Construction and Environmental Engineering, Chongqing University, 4000 44, P.R China
Received: 23 Feb 2016 – Accepted for review: 03 Mar 2016 – Discussion started: 04 Mar 2016
Abstract. Access to pure drinking water is always occupying as the centric position for long-term sustainable development for all. Although Bangladesh has improved its overall status in drinking water sector compared to 1990 scenario. In 2015, its total safe water sources reached to 87 % i.e., still 13% far from full goal achievement. Besides, it has been estimated that 22 of total 164 million population are exposed to > 50 to < 200 μg/L and 5.6 million are to > 200 μg/L respectively. Therefore, achieving sustainable drinking water goals are still challenged for Bangladesh. This study is aimed to assess the hindrance for achieving the entire sustainable development goals (SDGs) and evaluating the role of existing household based Small Arsenic Removal (SAR) technologies in drinking water sector in rural Bangladesh. The literature based evaluation is revealed that SAR technologies have been playing an important role for achieving the SDGs in drinking sectors in Bangladesh. Conversely, the lack of guild lines on their produced sludge laden and consequently improper dumping are adversely affecting the socio-economic and environmental ecosystems. In this vein, there is a framework has been developed based on the relevant studies for achieving the long-term SDGs in the drinking water sector in rural Bangladesh.
Hossain, M. S., Akhter, F., and Emery David Jr, V.: Feasibility assessment of household based small arsenic removal technologies for achieving sustainable development goals, Drink. Water Eng. Sci. Discuss., doi:10.5194/dwes-2016-1, in review, 2016.