GOVERNING RISK IN A COMPLEX SOCIETY - ZEF session at IHDP Open Meeting


May 08, 2009.  

GOVERNING RISK IN A COMPLEX SOCIETY

ZEF Session at IHDP

 

'Water Pollution and its Implication on Human Health' was the title of one of the sessions ZEF organized at the IHDP Open Meeting 2009 in Bonn on April 27 2009. The overall theme of this session's discussion was how global environmental change affects water resources and subsequently human health.

 

Seven papers from international scientists were presented at the session on topics such as The role of industrialization affecting human health in South Asia (Janakarajan) or on The challenges facing Canadian communities by trying to deliver safe, clean water through their sanitation systems (Mark Rosenberg).

 

ZEF-related research papers presented at the session dealt with topics such as The socio-economic and institutional changes as well as changing climatic conditions affecting the health of the people in the Aral Sea basin (paper by Iskandar Abdullayev); Tackling sanitation-related hygiene, unhealthy excreta disposal habits and unsafe drinking water storage practices (Susanne Herbst); and Understanding risk on human health from global environmental change on water resources to be able to govern risk (Saravanan Subramanian and Peter Mollinga).

 

Most of the papers presented in the Session will be soon published as a Special Issue in the Asian Journal of Water Pollution and Environment.

 



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