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

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

Editor(s): Janine M. H. Selendy

Published Online: 26 OCT 2011 10:55AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470527856

Online ISBN: 9781118148594

DOI: 10.1002/9781118148594

About this Book

Written by 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
  • Four hours of accompanying multimedia DVD on two discs

Table of contents

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  1. Section I: Defining the Problem

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  2. Section II: Water and Sanitation-Related Diseases

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    2. Chapter 5

      Infectious Diarrhea (pages 47–70)

      Sean Fitzwater, Aruna Chandran, Margaret Kosek and Mathuram Santosham

    3. Chapter 8

      Toxic Cyanobacteria (pages 95–109)

      Ian Stewart, Wayne W. Carmichael and Lorraine C. Backer

    4. Chapter 13

      Schistosomiasis (pages 167–174)

      Pascal Magnussen, Birgitte Jyding Vennervald and Jens Aagaard-Hansen

  3. Section III: Water Resources

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  4. Section IV: Sanitation and Hygiene

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  5. Section V: Environmental Factors of Water Pollution

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    2. Chapter 23

      Naturally Occurring Water Pollutants (pages 271–287)

      Lorraine C. Backer, Jonathan K. Kish, Helena M. Solo-Gabriele and Lora E. Fleming

  6. Section VI: Current and Future Trends in Preventing Water Pollution

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  7. Section VII: Emerging Issues in Ecology, Environment, and Disease

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  8. Section VIII: Conclusion

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