Water Resources: Health, Environment and Development

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Brian Kay
CRC Press, Jul 13, 2006 - Science - 272 pages
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This collection addresses the complexities of water management and the impact of environmental developments such as dams, reservoirs and irrigation schemes on public health.
The main focus of the book is on vector-borne diseases such as malaria, arboviruses (dengue and encephalitides) and snail- borne schistosomiasis. These are examined from a wide range of intersectoral perspectives which encompass disciplines with often conflicting interests, for instance agriculture, aquaculture, urban development, social development, water management and recreation. The book explains developmental processes, such as the construction of man-made lakes, and addresses broad practical and policy-making issues. Most importantly, the book offers many innovative solutions to assist readers who work in the water industry, whether through administration or science and engineering disciplines.
Contributions from an international team of experts provide numerous case studies from around the world (Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, USA), which illustrate both poor and successful water management. The contributors provide historical and current coverage of the environmental and health issues prevalent in the field, but also gaze prospectively on the future development of constructed wetlands, aquaculture, urban development and funding agency policies, with the view to managing water resources more effectively and safely.
This authoritative and comprehensive book is written in an accessible, non-technical manner and will be of interest to those involved in various aspects of water management and delivery, whether biologically skilled or not.

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this book is so necessary for developing countries water related projects,but the is still not known in our country (Ethiopia).

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Page xi - We consider it intolerable that more than 800 million people throughout the world, and particularly in developing countries, do not have enough food to meet their basic nutritional needs.
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Page xi - We pledge our political will and our common and national commitment to achieving food security for all and to an on-going effort to eradicate hunger in all countries, with an immediate view to reducing the number of undernourished people to half their present level no later than 2015.

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Brian Kay is a Group Leader at QLD Institute of Medical Research s Mosquito Control Laboratory, which is designated by the World Health Organization as an official global Collaborating Centre for Environmental Management for Vector Control. He is renowned for his arbovirus and mosquito research, has published 285 papers and is a highly sought after expert at international events.

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