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"Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Changing Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures" Volume 2 Is Now Available

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The Authoritative Guide to Water and Sanitation Related Diseases, with Many Revised, Updated and New Chapters, Accompanies the First Edition

Augmenting authoritative interdisciplinary coverage in the first edition, this new edition of Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Changing Environment expands upon the significance of the changing environment to disease vectors, food systems and nutrition, and population, and the importance of ecosystem health to human health. Many chapters stand as they are in first edition to which readers are referred, and which are not included in this volume.

Second Volume Now Available: Two Books Written by 75 AuthoritiesSecond Volume Now Available: Two Books Written by 75 Authorities

 Written by 75 authorities from the fields of climate change, epidemiology, environmental health, environmental engineering, global health, medicine, medical anthropology, nutrition, population, and public health.

 

The following is an excerpt from what Dr. Paul Farmer writes in his Foreword to the new volume, Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Changing Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures:

 “The work of experienced scholars, public‐health advocates, and implementers, this new edition of Water and Sanitation‐Related Diseases and the Changing Environment offers a thorough review of some of the ranking problems of our time. Taken individually, these chapters constitute a critical compendium of ongoing debates among experts and a concise summary of more settled matters. But editor Janine Selendy has also woven these diverse chapters—which include highly focused considerations of specific waterborne illnesses and more broad‐ranging matters from climate change to technological innovation—into a powerful and hefty manual to guide collective action going forward…. It will be an authoritative reference for practitioners and trainees to deliver on the promise of water, sanitation, and health for all.”

                                 Paul Farmer, MD, PhD Kolokotrones University Professor,   Harvard University, Chair, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine,                                    Harvard Medical School Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Co‐founder, Partners In Health

                           

The new volume Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Changing Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures is, as was the First Edition, a Wiley-Blackwell publication in collaboration with Horizon International compiled and edited by Janine M. H. Selendy.   

Recognizing the consequences of climate change now evident and that need to be anticipated in order to minimize foreseeable and unforeseen consequences, climate change is factored into the 2ndEdition’s updated and revised chapters and in new chapters.

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Wiley provides excerpts:

Chapter 1 (PDF) available at https://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/13/11194162/1119416213-13.pdf

Table of Contents (PDF) available at https://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/13/11194162/1119416213-28.pdf

Index (PDF) available at https://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/13/11194162/1119416213-79.pdf

 

As Wafaie Fawzi and Chelsey R Canavan, write in this excerpt from their Afterword, “Addressing Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases is Fundamental to Global Health and Sustainable Development:”

“These books emphasize the linkages between water and sanitation with a range of infectious diseases, food systems and malnutrition, and water pollutants. Throughout the text, we see how each of these elements interrelates with climate change, extreme weather, and ecosystem changes. Climate change is already impacting food and water systems globally, threatening our ability to provide safe and adequate food and water for the world’s growing and urbanizing population. Agricultural production systems are under increased pressure to feed a hungry planet that is also suffering from water pollution and other forms of environmental degradation.

 

Agricultural Burning: FIGURE 4.5  Agricultural burning in about 4 million square kilometers throughout central Africa.  Fires burning in the southern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Angola.  Actively burning areas outlined in red.  Photo from the NASA’s Aqua satellite June 3, 2016. NASA, NOAA, and the U.S. Department of Defense.  https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2016/fires-in-angola-zambia-d.... From Chapter 4: “Water, Food and the Environment,” by Robert Wyman and Guigui Yao.Agricultural Burning: FIGURE 4.5 Agricultural burning in about 4 million square kilometers throughout central Africa. Fires burning in the southern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Angola. Actively burning areas outlined in red. Photo from the NASA’s Aqua satellite June 3, 2016. NASA, NOAA, and the U.S. Department of Defense. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2016/fires-in-angola-zambia-d.... From Chapter 4: “Water, Food and the Environment,” by Robert Wyman and Guigui Yao.

Agricultural burning in about 4 million square kilometers throughout central Africa.  Fires burning in the southern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia and Angola.  Actively burning areas outlined in red.  Photo from the NASA’s Aqua satellite June 3, 2016. NASA, NOAA, and the U.S. Department of Defense.  https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2016/fires-in-angola-zambia-democratic-republic-of-the-congo. In Chapter 4, “Water, Food and the Environment,” by Robert Wyman and Guigui Yao.

 

"The intertwined nature of human health, water, food, and natural ecosystems is not to be overlooked. The framers and signatories to the Sustainable Development Goals understood this dynamic: 'Access to safe water and sanitation and sound management of freshwater ecosystems are essential to human health and to environmental sustainability and economic prosperity.' Progress in one area—hunger, sustainable communities, climate action—have implications for others—water and sanitation, health and wellbeing, poverty, and inequality.

“The authors of these books have highlighted conditions that must be met to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.”

“The task at hand is urgent but it is not insurmountable. Julio Frenk and Octavio Gómez-Dantés present one example of preventative measures taken in Mexico that successfully improved child health in their chapter on “Extending the Right to Health Care and Improving Child Survival in Mexico.”

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FIGURE 22.1 Emerging Guinea worm. Savelugu, northern Ghana.: Patient with a Guinea worm emerging, at the Savelugu Case Containment Center. (Photo credit: The Carter Center/Louise Gubb.)

 

“Donald Hopkins and Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben describe the effort to eradicate guinea worm, and how this ambitious task has gone from possible to probable to imminent. The success stories in this book demonstrate that, often, we know what works. And when we fail, the scientific, civic, and activists communities are capable of coming together to overcome obstacles.

 

 

 

 

 

"The human right to water and sanitation also serves to align various stakeholder groups. Commitment from world leaders must be matched by that from national and local decision-makers, donors and funding agencies, and researchers and program implementers alike. Protection of ecosystems and prevention of pollutants involves collaboration among leaders and participants at global, national and local levels. In several chapters of these books, the authors have reminded us of “the necessity of community engagement as a requisite for success. 

Wafaie Fawzi, MBBS, MPH, MS, Drph, Former Chair Department of Global Health and Population, Richard Saltonstall Professor Of Population Sciences, Professor Of Nutrition, Epidemiology, And Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

Canavan, Chelsey, Program Manager, Nutrition and Global Health Program,Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

 

From the Back Cover

The Authoritative Guide to Water and Sanitation Related Diseases, with Many Revised, Updated and New Chapters, Accompanies the First Edition

Augmenting authoritative interdisciplinary coverage in the first edition, this new edition of Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Changing Environment expands upon the significance of the changing environment to disease vectors, food systems and nutrition, and population, and the importance of ecosystem health to human health. Many chapters stand as they are in first edition to which readers are referred, and which are not included in this volume.

The books were written by 75 experts from the fields of climate change, environmental engineering, environmental health, epidemiology, food and agriculture, global health, medicine, medical anthropology, nutrition, population, and public health. The authors discuss international conditions responsible for diseases that result from a lack of safe water and sanitation including pollutants and other interconnected environmental factors. The authors discuss the pathogens, vectors, and their biology, morbidity and mortality that result from a lack of safe water and sanitation. The text also explores the distribution of these diseases and the conditions that must be met to reduce or eliminate them. The authors cover access to and maintenance of clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and guidelines for the safe use of wastewater, excreta, and grey water, plus examples of solutions. This important guide:

·       Offers an understanding of the interconnection among many water-related diseases, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) factors.

·       Provides an appreciation of the concerns and most recent solutions addressed from an international perspective.

·       Provides strategies for securing safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

·       Is filled with compelling examples of successful interventions and how they were accomplished, such as the near eradication of Guinea worm disease.

 

Written for students and professionals in public health and medicine, chemical and environmental engineering, and international affairs, and for decision-makers and corporate leaders, this new edition of Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases and the Changing Environment is a comprehensive resource that complements the first edition.

 

 

 

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