Research domain on water security, WASH and global health at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

A great number of diseases are attributable to, or linked with, inadequate drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). At the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) at the University of Twente, the research domain on water security, WASH and global health considers mainly topics that are connected with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6: access to water and sanitation for all, how WASH infrastructure and behaviours can promote human health and how they can impair human health.
Multiple research projects are ongoing that look at how WASH can prevent water-related infectious diseases, how the WASH situation differs in different regions and among different populations in low-, middle- and high-income countries. Besides, research is ongoing that investigates the impact that water has on the functionality of WASH and the accessibility of health services, e.g. in times of flooding. Moreover in the context of water and health, local knowledge, health risk perceptions and impact on behavior are researched, and data is used to inform decision-making.
This presentation will showcase ongoing research at the intersection of water security, WASH and global health.
Period21 Jun 2022
Event title19th International Medical Geography Symposium, IMGS 2022
Event typeConference
Conference number19
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • GeoHealth
  • Global Health
  • Medical Geography
  • WASH
  • Water security
  • Water and health
  • Disease prevention
  • Health promotion