Water Scarcity Affects Public Health in Unexpected Ways

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March 22nd is World Water Day. This worldwide campaign strives to tackle the water crisis by educating the public on the reasons why so many around the globe don't have access to safe water. Water scarcity also causes public health issues that go beyond populations not being hydrated enough. We talked to Health Sciences Assistant Teaching Professor Nasser Yazdani about what the water crisis means for global public health issues and what's being done to mitigate scarcity. Yazdani will give more details on these issues in his presentation during Public Health Week titled Climate Change and Water Scarcity, so be sure to attend that on April 4 for more information. In what ways is water scarcity a public health issue? By 2025, two thirds of the world population will be living in water stressed areas. The population living in severely water stressed areas is expected to climb to 3.2 billion...

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