Published in collaboration between Wiley-Blackwell and Horizon International, this book brings experts together from across the medical and environmental fields to present the latest analysis and successful case studies in the fight to eradicate and prevent water and sanitation-related diseases
The drought and famine once again blighting the Horn of Africa, brings with it an unwelcome reminder that depsite mankind’s achievements - there is much to be done yet, to eradicate the scourge of poverty or to provide clean water, sanitation or basic health care for the world’s vulnerable.
The book explores the close relationship between sanitation, clean water supply and the environment, to outline strategies for the prevention and eradication of water and sanitation-related diseases.
Written by experts from the fields of public health, medicine, epidemiology, environmental health and engineering, climate change, and population research, this authoritative volume provides an in-depth understanding of the interconnection among many factors linked to water-related diseases, sanitation, and hygiene.
Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment presents an analysis of the conditions responsible for water and sanitation related diseases including the significance of the close relationships among water access, quality and hygiene.
The publication covers access to and quality of clean water, and includes guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta and greywater. Solutions are presented with an emphasis on achievable goals.
An accompanying DVD provides a further four hours of supplemental content as well as over 500 maps, tables and illustrations. A companion website will be developed to include additional resources.
“Meeting water and sanitation needs, coupled with protection of the environment and prevention of pollutants, is essential to every effort to improve the health and living conditions of billions of people,” said Selendy. “Meeting these needs is fundamental, not only to effectively diminish incidence of diseases that afflict a third or more of the people of the world, but also to improve education and economic well-being and elevate billions of individuals out of vicious cycles of poverty.”
If you would like to review Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment, contact Ben Norman on Lifesciencenews@wiley.com  or +44 (0) 1243 770 375