Irrigation, health and the environment: A literature review with examples from Sri Lanka
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Steele, P.; Konradsen, F.; Imbulana, K. A. U. S. 1997. Irrigation, health and the environment: A literature review with examples from Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Irrigation Management Institute (IIMI). v, 25p. (IIMI discussion paper no.42)
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This paper attempts to present the linkages between irrigated agriculture, human health, and the environment based on a review of data available from Sri Lanka. Section 2, presents the background by reviewing irrigation development in Sri Lanka. Section 3 presents an outline for selecting the key environmental impacts of irrigation development, and suggests physical and economic indicators to quantify these impacts. Section 4 presents the main data with a short explanation of the main irrigation, health, and environment relationships and a review of their current status in Sri Lanka. Section 5 presents the conclusions.