For this panel discussion we will bring together climate change and environmental health experts to discuss the manifold human health risks resulting from changes to water availability, water quality, disease vector migration, and flooding, as well as the populations most vulnerable to these risks and strategies to ameliorate them. The thematic focus will be tracing current climate change impacts directly to human disease and health outcomes, particularly in the developing world, and in regions with the greatest food and water insecurity.
The expert panel will last from 6-8pm, with introductions by moderators Dr. Ellen Ferranti and Dr. Max Weidmann, before opening remarks from panelists including:
Upmanu Lall, PhD, Director of the Columbia Water Center.
Shao Lin, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor at SUNY Albany School of Public Health and Associate Director of Global Health Research.
Xiaobo Xue Romeiko, PhD, Associate Professor at SUNY Albany School of Public Health.
The session will then open to questions from the moderators and then audience from 7-8pm. The goal of the panel will be help inform the Interactive Discussion 1 taking place the following day at the UN Water Conference by answering the following questions of central importance:
- What are the greatest and most pressing health risks presented by climate change impacts on water availability, quality, water-borne infectious disease and flooding?
- Which are the most vulnerable populations globally related to the health risks defined above?
- Which strategies for the prevention and or mitigation of these health risks would you propose?
For this panel discussion we will bring together climate change and environmental health experts to discuss the manifold human health risks resulting from changes to water availability, water quali...