Hydrometeorological Extreme Events and Public Health

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CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR INCREASED FLOODS AND DROUGHTS RESULTING FROM CLIMATE CHANGE TO PROTECT HUMAN HEALTH

Hydrometeorological Extreme Events and Public Health outlines the links between climate change, trends in hydrometeorological extreme events, and the effects on human health, and describes new developments in health adaptation and disaster risk management. The work provides technical facts, examples of international and national approaches and scientific projects, and covers key issues such as multi-sectoral collaboration, disaster preparedness, response and recovery, as well as stakeholder involvement, and costs.

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Specific observed and projected health effects of heavy precipitation events, floods, and droughts A comprehensive analysis of recent studies on the health costs of extreme weather events A discussion of the impact and interdependency of international health and climate agreements For professionals working in the areas of hydrology, disaster management and prevention, and in the public health sector, Hydrometeorological Extreme Events and Public Health serves as a comprehensive resource on new challenges resulting from climate change and on how we can plan for and adapt to this uncharted territory to protect human lives and human health. The book is the fifth volume of the Hydrometeorological Extreme Events Series.

Detailed info
  • Age restriction: 0+
  • Size: 127 pp.
  • ISBN: 9781119259343
  • Total size: 8 MB
  • Total number of pages: 127
  • Page size: x мм
  • Editors: Franziska Matthies-Wiesler, Philippe Quevauviller
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Copyright: John Wiley & Sons Limited
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