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Interlacing Water and Human Health
Case Studies from South Asia

Edited by:
  • Anjal Prakash - International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu
  • Saravanan Vs - Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Jayati Chourey - SaciWATERs, Hyderabad, India

February 2012 | 508 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
An increasing recognition of the need to understand the complex systems in the health sector has raised the demand for an examination of water and health from a systemic perspective. Analyzing the various discourses on the subject, the volume revolves around this central question: What are the linkages between water and health in South Asia?

The interlacing of water and health exists wherever human health is adversely affected, directly or indirectly, by changes in the quality and quantity of water. These adverse effects are linked with poverty, environment, and infrastructure in the overall socio-political and economic-developmental context.

The book looks at the linkage between water and health in an integrated manner, and is not based on the 'absence of disease' syndrome. The curative, preventive, and adaptive aspects of the public-health problem have also been delved into. Among other areas, the articles deal with water and health with reference to water supply, sanitation, water pollution, natural disasters, urbanization, and industrialization.

Armed with the latest research and case studies from South Asia, the book calls for a comprehensive understanding and better integration of water and health issues in the region.

Interlacing Water and Human Health is the third volume in the Water in South Asia Series published by SAGE and South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies (SaciWATERs).
 
Part 1: BACKDROP
Interlacing Water and Health in South Asia: The Problématique Anjal Prakash, Saravanan S V and Jayati Chourey
Good Evidences, Bad Linkages: A Review of Water and Health in South Asia Jayati Chourey and Anjal Prakash
Water, Health and Poverty in South Asia: Examining the Interface in India Amita Shah and Sajitha O G
 
Part 2: WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION AND HUMAN HEALTH
Madhya Pradesh's Complex Challenges: Undernutrition and Infectious Diseases Biraj Swain
Inequalities in Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Childhood Undernutrition in India William Joe and Udaya Shankar Mishra
Access to Safe Water and Health: Mortality, Morbidity and Malnutrition in Nepal L Fitzpatrick et al
Disease Burden Linked to Incomplete Water and Sanitation Coverage in Orissa, India Aidan A Cronin and Srihari Dutta
 
Part 3: INTENSIFICATION OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND HEALTH
Arsenic Contamination, Toxicity and Health Effects: Cases from India and Bangladesh Nalini Sankararamakrishnan and Leela Iyengar
Arsenic Pollution and Reproductive Health: A Case Study of Murshidabad District in West Bengal Mohua Guha and Kamla Gupta
Water Quality and Human Health in Mewat: Challenges and Innovative Solutions Lalit Mohan Sharma, Aravinda Satyavada and Archana Chowdhury
 
Part 4: RAPID INDUSTRIALISATION, WATER AND HEALTH
Wastewater Use in Vegetable Production and Its Health Impacts: A Case of Faisalabad, Pakistan Abedullah, Shahzad Kouser and Faisal Abbas
Role of Farmers in Protecting Groundwater in Lower Bhavani River Basin of Tamil Nadu, India Sacchidananda Mukherjee
Industrial Water Pollution and Health Implications: Emerging Issues from Tiruppur, Textile Town of South India Prakash Nelliyat
Impact of Mining on Water and Human Health: A Case Study of Baitarani River Ecosystem in Orissa Sarmistha Pattanaik
 
Part 5: INCREASING URBANISATION AND WATER AND HEALTH
Wastewater in Sri Lanka: Implications on Human Health Mohamed Mujithaba Mohamed Najim and Indika Harshani Rajapakshe
Neglected Frontiers: Periurban Water Use and Human Health in the National Capital Region, India Vishal Narain
Results of Unplanned Programmes: Drinking Water and Sanitation System in Bhaktapur, Nepal Prachanda Pradhan
 
Part 6: NATURAL DISASTERS, WATER AND HEALTH
Interrelation between Water, Health and Livelihood in Disasters Papreen Nahar et al
Health Disasters: Tsunami-induced Public Health Crisis in India Nibanupudi Hari Krishna and Parnasri Ray Chodhury
 
Index

The book includes important studies from almost all the countries of South Asia...highlights the need for an interdisciplinary approach to water and health and has contributed to the literature immensely. The volume will be extremely useful for policy-makers, researchers, administrators, students and NGOs working in the sectors of water and health.

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