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dc.contributor.authorGergel, Dianaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-03T18:55:07Z
dc.date.available2017-07-03T18:55:07Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/22735
dc.descriptionThis repository item contains a single issue of Issues in Brief, a series of policy briefs that began publishing in 2008 by the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.en_US
dc.description.abstractPardee 2012 Summer Graduate Fellow Diana R. Gergel argues that not enough attention is paid to the public health challenge of various water-borne diseases and their relationship to the engineering design of dams in developing countries. She explores the ways in which water resources development can be planned and executed to minimize the risk of spreading or worsening water-borne diseases in nearby communities. While water resources development in the form of irrigation systems, dams, and reservoirs is essential to sustainable development on the African continent, they profoundly alter water landscapes and the surrounding ecosystems, leading to the spread of water-borne diseases. She concludes with a number of feasible solutions to this problem by altering engineering design techniques to mitigate these diseases.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston University Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Futureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssues in Brief;27
dc.rightsCopyright 2013 Boston University. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that: 1. The copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage; 2. the report title, author, document number, and release date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires a fee and / or special permission.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources developmenten_US
dc.subjectWater resourcesen_US
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectWater governanceen_US
dc.subjectPublic healthen_US
dc.titleWater resources development: engineering the future of global healthen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.rights.holderBoston University Trusteesen_US
dc.identifier.issue27


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