Special Issue "Water Security and Health"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water and One Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2021) | Viewed by 589

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Katrina Charles
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Guest Editor
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Interests: water security, water quality, decision making, health, equity
Prof. Dr. Fabian Mendez
Guest Editor
School of Public Health, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
Interests: public health; epidemiology; environmental health; health inequalities; environmental conflicts; pollution; social determinants of health; water justice; transdisciplinarity
Dr. May Sule
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Interests: water security; sanitation; hygiene; health; climate; equity; behaviour-change

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Water security is the management of complex and interrelated water risks. Within our water systems, one user’s choices can impact the water security and health of many others, such as through abstraction, pollution or storage of water. These impacts can be exacerbated by climate variability and change. Managing water security requires awareness of these varied human health impacts, which may range from diarrhoeal and mosquito-borne diseases, to psychosocial impacts, muscular–skeletal, and impacts on child development, such as stunting and cognitive impairment. 

This Special Issue focuses on “Water Security and Health” and welcomes contributions that address the different interactions between water security and health, which help us to understand the positive and negative impact water management can have on human health and how we can manage water for better health outcomes.

Dr. Katrina Charles
Prof. Dr. Fabian Mendez
Dr. May Sule
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Water security
  • Health
  • Irrigation
  • Dams
  • Industrial development
  • Drinking water
  • Wastewater
  • Drought
  • Flood

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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