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Impact of Climate Change on Water and Health

1st Edition

Edited by Velma I. Grover

CRC Press

426 pages | 20 Color Illus. | 31 B/W Illus.

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Since the hydrological cycle is so intricately linked to the climate system, any change in climate impacts the water cycle in terms of change in precipitation patterns, melting of snow and ice, increased evaporation, increased atmospheric water vapor and changes in soil moisture and run off. Consequently, climate change could result in floods in some areas and droughts in others resulting in varying availability and the quality of water affects the quality of life, food security and also health security. This book examines the impact of climate change on water as well as health.

Table of Contents

General Introduction

Impact of Climate Change on Water and Health, Velma I. Grover

Climate Change and Water Law: The Regimes Compared, Joyeeta Gupta

Societal Complexity: Exacerbating the Impact of Climate Change on Water and Health, George Nasr

Climate Change, Water and Health: Current Impacts and Future Challenges for Human Security, Christian Webersik

The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health, Joanna Santa Barbara

Climate Justice Must Integrate Gender Equality: What are the Key Principles? Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

The Economics of Climate Change: Alternative Approaches, Matthew Agarwala and Atif Kubursi

Restoring Ecosystem Health in a Complex Policy Arena, Cheryl de Boer and Hans Bressers

Case Studies: Impact of Climate Change on Water (and Human Life)

Safe Water for Health in Indigenous Communities: Barriers to Accessible Safe and  Sustainable Drinking Water Supplies, Lalita Bhardwaj

Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Health: Foundations for Adapting to Climate Change Impacts in Nepal, Ajaya Dixit, Dipak Gyawali and Umesh Pandey

Impact of Climate Change On Human Life Due To Rains And Floods (Pakistan), Mr. Nisar A. Memon

Water-related Health Effects of Climate Change in Sweden,Elisabet Lindgren

Environmental change and water-related health risks: An Arctic security approach, Chad Michael Briggs

Climate Change and Health Impacts in Brazil: A Discussion on "Hotspots", Ulisses E.C. Confalonieri, Isabela B Ferreira, Beatriz F Barros

Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Human Health: Empirical Evidence from Vulnerable Areas in Bangladesh, Md. Golam Rabbani, Saleemul Huq and Syed Hafizur Rahman

Rainfall Variability and Its Impacts on Water Resources and Rural Health in Kumaon Himalaya, India, Parkash C. Tiwari and Bhagwati Joshi

Climate Change, Drought, and Decentralized Healthcare Response in Northeastern Brazil: The Need for Sub-national Institutional Capacity, Eduardo J. Gómez

Climate Change and its Impacts on Water and Health Security in Mexico, Úrsula Oswald Spring

Impact of Climate Change on Africa, Abby

Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal –Implications of Climate Change and Tourism: An Evaluation of through Environmental Indicators, Sanjay Nath Khanal, William Hogland, Ramesh Prasad Bhatt, Dinesh Manandhar, and Kumud Kafle

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply