Water, health and decisions

Address a range of global health issues in our online course Geo-Health

Global health and water security are connected in multiple ways, and related data can be used to inform health-related decision making and interventions.

Guaranteeing access to sufficient water supply of good quality while also protecting communities from water-related threats such as flooding and other extreme weather events are crucial to promote human health. We look at water-related infrastructure, such as provision of safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), as well as water-related knowledge and behaviour, and how resulting health challenges, such as water-related infectious disease exposure, can be prevented.

We work in different regions and among different populations in low-, middle- and high-income countries. Central to our work are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #6: access to water and sanitation for all, and SDG 3: good health and well-being for all at all ages.

We look at water and health challenges from a broader perspective, which includes implications of


At ITC, we look at the various connections between global health and water security, and how related data can be used to inform health-related decision making and interventions.  


Meet Carmen Anthonj

Carmen Anthonj is an expert on Geo-Health. She studies the links between water and health.

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