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Title Routledge handbook of water and health / edited by Jamie Bartram ; with Rachel Baum, Peter A. Coclanis, David M. Gute, David Kay, Stéphanie McFadyen, Katherine Pond, William Robertson and Michael J. Rouse
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group/Earthscan from Routledge, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 732 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Routledge handbooks
Routledge handbooks.
Contents Part I: Water-related hazards -- Introduction to water-related hazards -- Bradley Classification of disease transmission routes for water-related hazards -- Waterborne and water-washed disease -- Water-based disease and microbial growth -- Water-related insect vectors of disease -- Health impacts of water carriage -- Hazards from Legionella -- Toxic cyanobacteria -- Chemical hazards -- Radionuclides in water
Part II: Sources of exposure -- Introduction to exposure pathways -- Drinking water contamination -- Recreational water contamination -- Water and foodborne contamination -- Waterborne zoonoses
Part III: Interventions: what do we do to reduce exposure -- Introduction to interventions to reduce water-related disease -- Drinking-water supply -- Drinking water treatment -- Wastewater treatment -- Household water treatment and safe storage -- Water for hygiene -- Water safety plans -- System maintenance and sustainability -- Managing chemical hazards
Part IV: Implementing interventions -- Introduction: settings-based approaches -- Household-focused interventions -- Water in schools -- Water and hydration in the workplace -- Health care settings -- Water supply in rural communities -- Integrated urban water management
Part V: Distal influences -- Introduction: distal influences -- Water scarcity -- Climate change -- Poverty -- Emergencies and disasters -- Population and demographics -- Water reuse -- War and conflict
Part VI: Policies and their implementation -- Introduction to policies and regulations on water and health -- Integrated Water Resources Management -- International policy -- Drinking water quality regulations -- Recreational outdoor water regulations -- Regulation of swimming pools -- Wastewater regulations -- Water charges and subsidies -- Water exchange systems -- Information in water and health -- The human rights framework for water services -- Menstrual hygiene management and WASH -- Health Impact Assessment
Part VII: Investigative tools -- Introduction: investigative tools -- Epidemiology -- Quantitative microbial risk assessment -- Burden of disease assessment -- Water monitoring and testing -- Indicators of microbial quality -- Pollutant transport modelling -- Geographic Information Systems and spatial analysis -- Demand assessment and valuation -- Cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis
Part VIII: Learning from history -- Introduction: learning from history -- Cholera epidemic in Hamburg, Germany 1892 -- The discovery of the aetiology of cholera by Robert Koch 1883 -- Dr. John Snow and the Broad Street pump -- The arsenic crisis in Bangladesh -- Walkerton: systemic flaws allow a fatal outbreak -- Milwaukee and the Cryptosporidium outbreak 1993 -- Edwin Chadwick and the Public Health Act 1848: principal architect of sanitary reform
Summary This comprehensive handbook provides an authoritative source of information on global water and health, suitable for interdisciplinary teaching for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. It covers both developing and developed country concerns. It is organized into sections covering: hazards (including disease, chemicals and other contaminants); exposure; interventions; intervention implementation; distal influences; policies and their implementation; investigative tools; and historic cases. It offers 71 analytical and engaging chapters, each representing a session of teaching or graduate seminar. Written by a team of expert authors from around the world, many of whom are actively teaching the subject, the book provides a thorough and balanced overview of current knowledge, issues and relevant debates, integrating information from the environmental, health and social sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Water -- Pollution.
Water -- Purification.
Waterborne infection.
Water Supply.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Healthy Living.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
Water -- Pollution.
Water -- Purification.
Waterborne infection.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Bartram, Jamie, editor.
Baum, Rachel, editor.
Coclanis, Peter A., 1952- editor.
Gute, David M., editor.
Kay, David, 1953- editor.
McFadyen, Stéphanie, editor.
Pond, Kathy, editor.
Robertson, William J., editor.
Rouse, Michael J., CBE, editor.
ISBN 1315693607