Botswana Water Quality and Health: This multidisciplinary project is focused on investigating the coupled human and ecological drivers influencing water quality and the health of both human and animal populations in the Chobe River Region of Botswana.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Climate change and water
Climate can influence the connections between humans and the natural environment. Water is one important and all encompassing connection that is strongly influenced by hydrological forces such as rainfall and flooding. Human health can be dramatically influenced by water quality and exposure to pathogens - of animal and human origin, the magnitude of which appears to be linked to climatic factors. Climate change is likely also to severely limit water availability in arid countries like Botswana. Our work is focused on understanding these linkages and preparing for change!