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New HPRP Policy Research Report--Links Between Climate, Water and Waterborne Illness, and Projected Impacts of Climate Change

The Applied Research and Analysis Directorate is pleased to announce
the release of the research project entitled  "Links Between
Climate, Water and Waterborne Illness, and Projected Impacts of Climate
Change."  This project was led by Dr. David Waltner-Toews of the
University of Guelph.

The research goals were to investigate the incidence of waterborne
illness in Canada; describe the complex systemic interrelationships
between disease incidence, weather parameters, and water quality and
quantity; and address possible consequences of climate change on the
incidence of waterborne diseases.

The results will assist policy makers in identifying where and how
environmental changes will affect population health and well-being and
provide evidence to support policy about possible protective and
adaptive measures.  More specifically, this research recommends
that proactive, coordinated policies across governments and departments
be implemented in order to keep the issue at the forefront of the
public agenda.

Read the summary online at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/sr-sr/finance/hprp-prpms/final/index_e.html.