Water Sanitation Health

PEEM Guidelines 1
Guidelines for the Incorporation of Health Safeguards into Irrigation Projects through Intersectoral Cooperation with special reference to the vector-borne diseases

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These guidelines are written for policy makers, planners and managers who find that an irrigation project has come within their area of responsibility, but who are themselves neither irrigation nor health specialists. In addition, it will also be useful to those who are specialists in one aspect and who want to know about others. Both the health and the engineering targets are discussed within an economic framework, for irrigation projects are usually costly, and they have to be carefully assessed to see that the expected benefits will indeed flow and will outweigh the costs.