Flood Hazards and Health: Responding to Present and Future Risks

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Roger Few, Franziska Matthies
Earthscan, 2006 - Medical - 219 pages
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Flood hazards and the risks they present to human health are an increasing concern across the globe in terms of lives well-being and livelihoods and the public resources needed to plan for and deal with the health impacts. This book is the first detailed assessment and discussion of the global health implications of flooding and future flood risk. It combines an analysis of the human health impacts of flooding with analysis of individual and societal response to those risks and sets these findings in light of potential future increases in flood hazard as a result of climate change. Written and.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Flood Hazards Vulnerability and Risk Reduction
8
Chapter 2 The Health Impacts of Floods
28
Chapter 3 Responses to the Health Risks from Flooding
54
Evidence from England and Wales
89
Health Impact and Response
111
Chapter 6 Coping with Floods in the Mekong Delta Viet Nam
128
Responses from Government and the Medical and Public Health Sectors
145
Implications for Action and Research
168
References
184
Index
213
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