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Arsenic contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh - Discover Lecture (Geography)

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What happens when development plans fail! Exploring social inequalities, access to resources and development issues.
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During the 1970s there was a drive to improve health and economic opportunities in Bangladesh/West Bengal through improved access to water. A programme of well construction was undertaken which initially proved successful. However, after a period of years reports of ill-health started to emerge. Investigations indicated that many of the wells were contaminated with arsenic. This talk outlines the investigation and after aftermath which is still an on-going issue in Bangladesh. This addresses social inequalities, access to resources and development issues. 

 

The Discover Programme consists of subject-specific lectures and workshops aimed at Year 12 or Year 1 college students, delivered by academics that teach at the University. 

These sessions are designed to both complement the curriculum and introduce new subject areas. 

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