Interlacing Water and Human Health: Case Studies from South Asia (Water in South Asia)

Interlacing Water and Human Health: Case Studies from South Asia (Water in South Asia)

By: Jayati Chourey (editor), Anjal Prakash (editor), V. S. Saravanan (editor)Hardback

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"Interlacing Water and Human Health" is the third volume in the "Water in South Asia" series published by SAGE and SaciWATERs and discusses the relationship between water and health in South Asia. It studies health issue with reference to poverty, environment and infrastructure in the overall socio-political and economic developmental context. It combines curative, preventive, adaptive and integrated features of the problem. This book deals with the link between water and health; water supply, health and sanitation; water pollution and health hazards; concerns of water and health in the wake of natural disasters; urbanization; and, industrialization. This book questions the public health policy in South Asian countries which tilts towards corporatization of water and health services, since it is in conflict with the developmental approach. The book also analyses the role of various factors influencing human health. Since literature on the interdisciplinary facet of water and health is scarce, this book will be of immense value in the area. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, administrators, policymakers and NGOs working in health and water sectors as well as those studying interdisciplinary issues of water.

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Anjal Prakash is the Executive Director at SaciWATERs, South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies based at Hyderabad in Southern India. He is also the Project Director of 'Water Security in Peri-Urban South Asia,' a project funded by IDRC. He has worked extensively on the issues of groundwater management, gender, natural resource management, and water supply and sanitation. Having an advanced degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India, and PhD in Social and Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, Dr Prakash has been working in the area of policy research, advocacy, capacity building, knowledge development, networking and implementation of large-scale environmental development projects. Before joining SaciWATERs, Dr Prakash worked with the policy team of WaterAid India, New Delhi, where he handled research and implementation of projects related to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Dr Prakash is the author of The Dark Zone: Groundwater Irrigation, Politics and Social Power in North Gujarat, published by Orient Longman. His recent edited books are Interlacing Water and Health: Case Studies from South Asia (2012) by SAGE Publications and Water Resources Policies in South Asia (2013) by Routledge. He is presently co-editing books on case studies of IWRM and Peri-Urban Water Security Issues to be published by Routledge and Oxford University Press, respectively. V S Saravanan is Senior Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. He specializes in understanding the linkages between urbanisation/globalisation, agriculture and human health in the fast growing economies of developing countries through the sector of water resources management. He has interdisciplinary qualifications from prestigious universities in India, United Kingdom and Australia. He draws on theories of integrated water resources management, new institutionalism in social science (rational-choice, organisational, historical and natural resource institutionalism) and systems approach to analyse risk from global environmental change on water resources and its implications on human health. His favourite topics for research include analyzing power dynamics, policy processes, and spatial scales for water management, which he draws from his research experiences in South Asia and Central Asia. Jayati Chourey is Senior Fellow (Education and Networking) with SaciWATERs Secunderabad, India. She is also responsible for coordinating the SaciWATERs-CapNet Network (SCaN). She holds a PhD in Ecosystem-based Water Resources Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun), India. The focus areas of her activities are water, ecosystems, health and livelihoods. She has been an Environment Equity and Justice Partnership (EEJP) Fellow, supported by Ford Foundation, during 2005-06. She has worked with ENVID Group, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, for Ecological and Economics Research Network (EERN) coordinated by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. She is associated with various environmental and social development forums.


Part 1: BACKDROP Interlacing Water and Health in South Asia: The Problematique - Anjal Prakash, Saravanan S V and Jayati Chourey Good Evidences, Bad Linkages: A Review of Water and Health in South Asia - Jayati Chourey and Anjal Prakash Water, Health and Poverty in South Asia: Examining the Interface in India - Amita Shah and Sajitha O G Part 2: WATER SUPPLY, SANITATION AND HUMAN HEALTH Madhya Pradesh's Complex Challenges: Undernutrition and Infectious Diseases - Biraj Swain Inequalities in Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Childhood Undernutrition in India - William Joe and Udaya Shankar Mishra Access to Safe Water and Health: Mortality, Morbidity and Malnutrition in Nepal - L Fitzpatrick et al Disease Burden Linked to Incomplete Water and Sanitation Coverage in Orissa, India - Aidan A Cronin and Srihari Dutta Part 3: INTENSIFICATION OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND HEALTH Arsenic Contamination, Toxicity and Health Effects: Cases from India and Bangladesh - Nalini Sankararamakrishnan and Leela Iyengar Arsenic Pollution and Reproductive Health: A Case Study of Murshidabad District in West Bengal - Mohua Guha and Kamla Gupta Water Quality and Human Health in Mewat: Challenges and Innovative Solutions - Lalit Mohan Sharma, Aravinda Satyavada and Archana Chowdhury Part 4: RAPID INDUSTRIALISATION, WATER AND HEALTH Wastewater Use in Vegetable Production and Its Health Impacts: A Case of Faisalabad, Pakistan - Abedullah, Shahzad Kouser and Faisal Abbas Role of Farmers in Protecting Groundwater in Lower Bhavani River Basin of Tamil Nadu, India - Sacchidananda Mukherjee Industrial Water Pollution and Health Implications: Emerging Issues from Tiruppur, Textile Town of South India - Prakash Nelliyat Impact of Mining on Water and Human Health: A Case Study of Baitarani River Ecosystem in Orissa - Sarmistha Pattanaik Part 5: INCREASING URBANISATION AND WATER AND HEALTH Wastewater in Sri Lanka: Implications on Human Health - Mohamed Mujithaba Mohamed Najim and Indika Harshani Rajapakshe Neglected Frontiers: Periurban Water Use and Human Health in the National Capital Region, India - Vishal Narain Results of Unplanned Programmes: Drinking Water and Sanitation System in Bhaktapur, Nepal - Prachanda Pradhan Part 6: NATURAL DISASTERS, WATER AND HEALTH Interrelation between Water, Health and Livelihood in Disasters - Papreen Nahar et al Health Disasters: Tsunami-induced Public Health Crisis in India - Nibanupudi Hari Krishna and Parnasri Ray Chodhury Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9788132107255
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 508
  • ID: 9788132107255
  • weight: 658
  • ISBN10: 813210725X

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