skip to main content

Global Issues in Water, Sanitation, and Health: Workshop Summary

Mack, Alison ; Choffnes, Eileen R ; Medicine, Institute of ; Health, Board on Global ; Threats, Forum on Microbial Alison Mack ; Eileen R. Choffnes 2009

Full text available

Citations Cited by
  • Title:
    Global Issues in Water, Sanitation, and Health: Workshop Summary
  • Author: Mack, Alison ; Choffnes, Eileen R ; Medicine, Institute of ; Health, Board on Global ; Threats, Forum on Microbial
  • Alison Mack ; Eileen R. Choffnes
  • Subjects: Water ; Water-supply ; Congresses ; Purification ; Waterborne infection
  • Description: As the human population grows--tripling in the past century while, simultaneously, quadrupling its demand for water--Earth's finite freshwater supplies are increasingly strained, and also increasingly contaminated by domestic, agricultural, and industrial wastes. Today, approximately one-third of the world's population lives in areas with scarce water resources. Nearly one billion people currently lack access to an adequate water supply, and more than twice as many lack access to basic sanitation services. It is projected that by 2025 water scarcity will affect nearly two-thirds of all people on the planet. Recognizing that water availability, water quality, and sanitation are fundamental issues underlying infectious disease emergence and spread, the Institute of Medicine held a two-day public workshop, summarized in this volume. Through invited presentations and discussions, participants explored global and local connections between water, sanitation, and health; the spectrum of water-related disease transmission processes as they inform intervention design; lessons learned from water-related disease outbreaks; vulnerabilities in water and sanitation infrastructure in both industrialized and developing countries; and opportunities to improve water and sanitation infrastructure so as to reduce the risk of water-related infectious disease.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C: National Academies Press
  • Creation Date: 2009
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN: 0309138728
    ISBN: 9780309138727
    EISBN: 0309138736
    EISBN: 9780309138734
    DOI: 10.17226/12658
    OCLC: 923284419
  • Source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved

Searching Remote Databases, Please Wait