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Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network aims to drive knowledge sharing and problem solving by collaborative action in the water sector. It lends itself to arsenic mitigation efforts of provincial governments and civil society groups by aiding them in developing appropriate solution and response to drinking water quality problems of their respective geographies. The mandate of this network is bringing together knowledge and action driven by a dynamic network of partner organizations and individual members, sharing a common vision of bringing systematic and structural changes in arsenic mitigation strategies across India.

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WHAT IS ARSENIC?

Arsenic (As) is an odourless, tasteless metalloid widely distributed in Earth’s crust. It is unevenly distributed and hence some places have much higher arsenic concentrations than others due to weathering and anthropogenic activities. Arsenic is often associated with mineral ores like gold and its concentration is also high at hotsprings and other geothermal sources. Arsenic poisoning or arsenicosis can cause major health complications, such as skin damage and cancers of lung and bladder, and could also cause death.

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Incentivizing Safe Drinking Water in Rural India

By admin / News/ Timeline
09 Apr 2018

Incentivizing Safe Drinking Water in Rural India

As part of its ongoing work on Water Access and Management, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai hosted a workshop on reducing exposure to unsafe drinking water in rural India, led by Professor Van Geen and Prabhat Barnwal, Assistant Professor of Economics, Michigan State University. It brought together experts from the Arsenic Knowledge and Action Network (AKAN), The Energy and Resources Institute, Sehgal Foundation, the Indian...

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