Impact of Climate Change on Water and Health

Impact of Climate Change on Water and Health

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Summary

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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