Impact of water quality on the economy and health of Latin America: The case of Peru and Colombia

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Water is one of the most valuable and scarce natural resources on Earth. Its availability and quality affect the economy and the health of populations. There are several highly water-dependent economic sectors. Extreme events such as El Niño, La Niña, or global warming affect water availability, income, employment, and labor productivity. More than 80% of the population of Latin America is concentrated in cities. However, the water supply is insufficient and of poor quality. 70% of wastewater has no treatment, making it difficult to re-use it and to complete the water cycle due to contamination. Water pollution occurs at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of water sources. Substances that pollute water are organic and inorganic. An underlying concern is the contamination of water by the presence of high levels of inorganic arsenic, lead and cadmium, and their negative consequences on human health such as cancer, diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. Although some evidence of this problem and the efforts of wastewater treatment by corresponding institutions is observed in Colombia and Peru, there is still a long way to go to solve this problem in Latin America. © 2019 International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA).

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaProceedings of the 33rd International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2019
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaEducation Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020
EditoresKhalid S. Soliman
EditorialInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Páginas8960-8969
Número de páginas10
ISBN (versión digital)9780999855126
ISBN (versión impresa)9780999855126
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene 2019
Evento33rd International Business Information Management Association Conference: Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020, IBIMA 2019 - Granada, Espana
Duración: 10 abr 201911 abr 2019

Serie de la publicación

NombreProceedings of the 33rd International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2019: Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020

Conferencia

Conferencia33rd International Business Information Management Association Conference: Education Excellence and Innovation Management through Vision 2020, IBIMA 2019
PaísEspana
CiudadGranada
Período10/04/1911/04/19

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