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Water for health, climate, and sustainable development

Start reading research that connects water, health, climate, and sustainability with these selected articles.

Water is a global issue that touches a number of other areas of our lives: health, climate, access to food, and emergency responses, among many others. This collection of research articles and opinion pieces from across our journals begin to illustrate the multidisciplinary nature of the topic, the impact that water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) can have on our lives, and what we can do to improve the overall health of our planet. 

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Issues that should be addressed at the UN 2023 Water Conference

Water, health, and human rights

The impact of a demand-side sanitation and hygiene promotion intervention on sustained behavior change and health in Amhara, Ethiopia: A cluster-randomized trial

Realtime assessment of WASH coordination in three humanitarian emergencies

Climate, environment, and biodiversity

Water remains a blind spot in climate change policies

The value of standing forests for birds and people in a biodiversity hotspot

Climate change resilient agricultural practices: A learning experience from indigenous communities over India

Sustainable development

Identifying beneficiaries for sustainable development in low- and middle-income countries

Can economic development be a driver of food system sustainability? Empirical evidence from a global sustainability index and a multi-country analysis

Citizen science

Bridge over changing waters–Citizen science for detecting the impacts of climate change on water

Improve water quality through meaningful, not just any, citizen science

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