New book out: Handbook of Water and Health
The Handbook of Water and Health is edited by my friend Jamie Bartram. It is a comprehensive handbook providing an authoritative source of information on global water and health. The book is 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.
It is 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.
I had the pleasure of contributing to the section on International Policy. It puts the water and health in the context of the new Global Goals agreed by Heads of State in September.
Jamie is Director of The Water Institute and Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Jamie.and I in 2014 co-directed the second Nexus conference and will be formally announcing a new Routledge book on the Nexus of Water, Energy, Food and Climate in the coming weeks (due out in APril 2016).
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