Risk Analysis of Dam Failure, Floods and Growing Water Crisis in Kerala

8 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2018

Date Written: September 22, 2018


People have exploited water resource to a level where controlling of water and environmental pollution has become an exhausting exasperating task. Environmental degradation is caused by predominantly by the human activities that contributes significantly to changes in climatic conditions and hydrological disasters in Kerala. Water scarcity has become a major constraint to socioeconomic development and a threat to livelihood in increasing parts of Kerala State. Water pollution was negatively associated with health outcomes, and the common pollutants in Industrial wastewater had differential impacts on health outcomes. Environmental changes are based on factors like urbanization, population and economic growth, increase in energy consumption and agricultural intensification. The environmental and water degradation has adverse impacts on humans, plants, animals and microorganisms. Kerala State in India is considered to be having a developed modern society. Public ignorance, all types of waste including solid, hazardous and biomedical waste generation in the Kerala state are more compared to other states in the country.

Keywords: Kerala Floods, Water Crisis, Environmental Pollution, Contamination Water, Dr Binny Mathew, Hydrological Disaster, Dam Failure, Public Health and Sanitation, Kerala Water

JEL Classification: I21, I31, I18, Q34, Q53, Q52, Q5

Suggested Citation

Mathew, Binny, Risk Analysis of Dam Failure, Floods and Growing Water Crisis in Kerala (September 22, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3254595 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3254595

Binny Mathew (Contact Author)

St. Berchmans College ( email )

Kottayam, Kerala

HOME PAGE: http://sbcollege.ac.in

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