Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions and Preventive Measures

Written by 59 authorities from various related specialties, this book presents the most complete treatment possible of the conditions responsible for water- and sanitation-related diseases, the pathogens and their biology, morbidity and mortality resulting from lack of safe water and sanitation, distribution of these diseases, and the conditions that must be met to reduce or eradicate them. Preventive measures and solutions are presented throughout. This book is an essential resource for all graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals in infectious disease, public health and medicine, chemical and environmental engineering, and international affairs.

Key features:

  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of the interconnection among many factors related to water-related diseases, sanitation and hygiene
  • Brings together experts from various specialties to address each area covered and to assist in bringing about the understanding of those interconnections
  • Provides examples of successful interventions with knowledge about how they were brought about so that information can be use to replicate the initiative in full or in part
  • Provides an appreciation of the concerns and solutions addressed from an international perspective with high and low technological solutions
  • Provides insight into the international dimension of these concerns and how they can be best addressed

Book's DVDs ContentsBook's DVDs ContentsThe DVDs that accompany the book, “Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures,” a Wiley-Blackwell collaboration with Horizon International, are designed for use as teaching tools in classrooms and communities, by organizations, researchers and policy makers.  The 4 hours of multimedia DVDs contain:

·         16 videos and 4 short-clip videos. For example, videos on water treatment and safe storage, successful household-centered sanitation systems, measures to prevent water pollution, dengue, cholera, schistosomiasis and trachoma, and the successful effort leading to the eradication Guinea worm disease.

·         525 illustrations, tables, and maps from the text.

·         Chapter abstracts written for the DVDs

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