Geogenic Contamination Handbook

This digital resource offers information and guidelines for practitioners dealing with arsenic- and fluoride-contaminated drinking water in developing countries.

The handbook was revised and updated in June 2017. Download the updated version below.

Note: because the handbook includes many embedded documents, it is a very large file (42 MB)! Individual chapters can be downloaded below. In addition, an online version of the handbook without embedded files is available via the Wiki page of the “Groundwater Assessment Platform” (GAP).

Individual chapters

  • Chapter 1(Front matter, introduction)[2.3MB]
  • Chapter 2(Geogenic contamination)[10.6MB]
  • Chapter 3(Nutritional intake and health risks of arsenic and fluoride)[1.2MB]
  • Chapter 4(Water sampling and analysis)[11.5MB]
  • Chapter 5(Institutional settings and enabling environments)[1.7MB]
  • Chapter 6(Financial viability for drinking-water services)[1.1MB]
  • Chapter 7(Mitigation options)[8.6MB]
  • Chapter 8(A guide to behaviour change)[11.3MB]
  • Chapter 9(Case studies and applications)[4.2MB]