The Lead: A note on sanitation

The Lead: A note on sanitation

In this episode of The Lead from DH Radio, Programme Director-Water Programme Centre for Science and Environment Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla shares insights about the sewage treatment of water.

Ahmed Shariff: Hi and welcome to the Lead by DH Radio. Ever wondered what happens to the waste that you generate and how it affects the environment? It's a question to ponder over. In today's episode, we are joined by Programme Director-Water Programme Centre for Science and Environment Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, who will tell u all about sewage treatment and more. listen in.

Hi, Dr Rohilla and welcome to DH Radio.

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla: Hello.

Ahmed: It's our great pleasure to have you on our show.
My first question to you is: For a layman, can you explain how human waste contaminates and what are the harmful constituents? The diseases they cause and how it affects the environment, given the fact about our diet and mixing of human waste with industrial. Can you give us an overview of that?

Dr Rohilla: Human waste contains pathogens and microbes which are not good for good health. And some of these are reflected in the indicators which the pollution monitoring agencies measure in the form of Biological Oxygen Demand in the rivers...

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