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This comprehensive handbook provides an authoritative source of information on global water and health, suitable for interdisciplinary teaching for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. It covers both developing and developed country concerns.





It is organized into sections covering: hazards (including disease, chemicals and other contaminants); exposure; interventions; intervention implementation; distal influences; policies and their implementation; investigative tools; and historic cases. It offers 71 analytical and engaging chapters, each representing a session of teaching or graduate seminar.





Written by a team of expert authors from around the world, many of whom are actively teaching the subject, the book provides a thorough and balanced overview of current knowledge, issues and relevant debates, integrating information from the environmental, health and social sciences.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 732 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 38.1mm | 1,656g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 75 Line drawings, black and white; 11 Halftones, black and white; 66 Tables, black and white; 152 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138910074
  • 9781138910072

Table of contents

1. Introduction


Jamie Bartram and Rachel Baum


Part 1: Water-related Hazards


2. Introduction: Water-related Hazards


Stephanie McFadyen and William Robertson


3. Bradley Classification of Disease Transmission Routes for Water-related Hazards


Jamie Bartram and Paul Hunter


4. Waterborne and Water-washed Disease


Mark D. Sobsey


5. Water-based Disease and Microbial Growth


Charles P. Gerba and Gordon Nichols


6. Water Related Insect Vectors of Disease


Arne Bomblies


7. Health Impacts of Water Carriage


Jo-Anne Geere


8. Hazards from Legionella


Richard Bentham


9. Toxic Cyanobacteria


Ron W. Zurawell


10. Chemical Hazards


Lisa Smeester, Andrew E. Yosim and Rebecca C. Fry


11. Radionuclides in Water


R. William Field


Part 2: Sources of Exposure


12. Introduction to Exposure Pathways


Katherine Pond


13. Drinking Water Contamination


Christine Stauber and Lisa Casanova


14. Recreational Water Contamination


Marc Verhougstraete, Jonathan Sexton and Kelly Reynolds


15. Water and Foodborne Contamination


Timothy R. Julian and Kellogg J. Schwab


16. Waterborne Zoonoses


Victor Gannon and Chad R. Laing


Part 3: Interventions (What do we do to Reduce Exposure)


17. Introduction: Interventions to Reduce Water-related Disease


Katherine Pond, Susan Murcott and David M. Gute


18. Drinking Water Supply


Jamie Bartram and Samuel Godfrey


19. Drinking Water Treatment


Donald Reid


20. Wastewater Treatment


Laura Sima


21. Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage


Maria Elena Figueroa and D. Lawrence Kincaid


22. Water for Hygiene


Aidan A. Cronin and Therese Dooley


23. Water Safety Plans


Katrina Charles


24. System Maintenance and Sustainability


Neil S. Grigg


25. Managing Chemical Hazards


Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson and Nicholas DeFelice


Part 4: Implementing Interventions


26. Introduction: Settings-based Approaches


Laura Linnan and Anna Grummon


27. Household-focused Interventions


Daniele Lantagne and David M. Gute


28. Water in Schools


Matthew C. Freeman


29. Water and Hydration in the Workplace


Bonnie Rogers and Susan Randolph


30. Healthcare Settings


Martin Exner


31. Water Supply in Rural Settings


Sara J. Marks and Kellogg J. Schwab


32. Integrated Urban Water Management


Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, Jochen Eckart, Kebreab Ghebremichael and Seneshaw Tsegaye


Part 5: Distal Influences


33. Introduction: Distal Influences


David M. Gute


34. Water Scarcity


Sarah Bell


35. Climate Change


Katrina Charles


36. Poverty


Leo Heller and Sandy Cairncross


37. Emergencies and Disasters


Andy Bastable and Ben Harvey


38. Population and Demographics


Carl Haub


39. Water Re-use


Choon Nam Ong


40. War and Conflict


Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel


Part 6: Policies and their Implementation


41. Introduction: Policies and Regulations on Water and Health


Michael J. Rouse


42. Integrated Water Resources Management


Kebreab Ghebremichael, Jochen Eckart, Krishna Khatri and Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy


43. International Policy


Jamie Bartram, Georgia Kayser, Bruce Gordon and Felix Dodds


44. Drinking Water Quality Regulations


Katrina Charles and Katherine Pond


45. Recreational Outdoor Water Regulations


Julie Kinzelman


46. Swimming Pool Regulations


Katherine Pond and Lowell Lewis


47. Wastewater Regulations


Laura Sima


48. Water Charges and Subsidies


Richard Franceys


49. Water Exchange Systems


Srinivas Sridharan, Dani J. Barrington and Stephen Saunders


50. Information in Water and Health


Pamela Furniss


51. The Human Rights Framework for Water Services


Inga T. Winkler and Virginia Roaf


52. Menstrual Hygiene Management and WASH


Marni Sommer and Bethany A. Caruso


53. Health Impact Assessment


Lorna Fewtrell


Part 7: Investigative Tools


54. Section Introduction: Investigative Tools


David Kay


55. Epidemiology


Karin Yeatts


56. Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment


Gertjan Medema


57. Burden of Disease Assessment


Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson


58. Water Monitoring and Testing


Huw Taylor


59. Indicators of Microbial Quality


Joe Brown and Phillip Grammer


60. Pollutant Transport Modelling


David Kay


61. GIS and Spatial Analysis


Jim Wright


62. Demand Assessment and Valuation


Marc Jeuland


63. Cost-benefit Analysis and Cost-effectiveness Analysis


Marc Jeuland


Part 8: Learning from History


64. Section Introduction: Learning from History


Peter A. Coclanis


65. Cholera Epidemic in Hamburg, Germany 1892


Martin Exner


66. The Discovery of the Aetiology of Cholera, Robert Koch, 1883


Martin Exner


67. Dr. John Snow and the Broad Street Pump


Rosalind Stanwell-Smith


68. The Arsenic Crisis in Bangladesh


Christine Marie George


69. Walkerton - Systemic Flaws Allow a Fatal Outbreak


Steve Hrudey and Elizabeth J. Hrudey


70. Milwaukee and the Cryptosporidium Outbreak of 1993


M. Stephen Gradus


71. Edwin Chadwick and the Public Health Act 1848 - Principal Architect of Sanitary Reform


Martin Exner
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Review quote

The knowledge that water makes up approximately 60 percent of a human body indicates that life truly cannot exist without water. Writings of Hippocrates, as early as 400 BCE, detailed a connection between water and health. The first chapter of this book includes a chronological account of advances in water treatment that predate the germ theory and awareness of aesthetic and environmental hazards associated with water. Contributions to this volume are divided into eight major themes, which are then augmented, detailed, and embellished by a series of generally short paragraphs. These themes include water hazards, exposure pathways, interventions, tools used for investigation, and lessons learned from history. Water-based diseases are presented in multiple-page charts in chapter 5. Summary treatment charts include water toxins, hazards, and technologies. A historical retrospective on the 1854 investigation of the London cholera epidemic by Dr. John Snow is included, as Dr. Snow's revelation connecting the Broad Street pump and the cholera outbreak is considered one of the greatest medical achievements. A map and a picture of the historic Broad Street pump are prominently included. Overall, the book's chapters range from trivial to profound, but the references are replete for most submissions.
--R. M. Ferguson, Eastern Connecticut State University, March 2017 issue of CHOICE
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About Jamie Bartram

Jamie Bartram is Director of The Water Institute and Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.


Associate Editors: Rachel Baum (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), Peter A. Coclanis (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA), David M. Gute (Tufts University, USA), David Kay (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK), Stephanie McFadyen (Health Canada, Canada), Katherine Pond (University of Surrey, UK), William Robertson (Water Microbiology Consultant, Canada), and Michael J. Rouse (Independent International Consultant on Water Industry, UK).
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