Show simple item record

dc.creatorRamamurthy, R.en_US
dc.creatorBleser, J.en_US
dc.creatorKonradsen, F.en_US
dc.creatorKibret, S.en_US
dc.creatorOpperman, J.en_US
dc.creatorYou, L.en_US
dc.creatorSloff, K.en_US
dc.creatorMcCartney, M.en_US
dc.creatorFevre, E.en_US
dc.creatorBoelee, E.en_US
dc.identifier.citationRacchana Ramamurthy, Julia Bleser, Flemming Konradsen, Solomon Kibret, Jeff Opperman, Liangzhi You, Kees Sloff, Matthew McCartney, Eric Fevre, Eline Boelee. (1/4/2023). Human health impacts of dams and reservoirs: Neglected issues in a One Health perspective. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management.en_US
dc.description.abstractDams have often been constructed for hydropower, water storage and to support socio-economic development, particularly in areas of water stress. In many places, the water stored in human-made reservoirs is essential to meet the development objectives of water supply, agriculture, industry, energy generation and other sectors. However, in the absence of adequate foresight and planning, many past dams have had considerable negative impacts on ecosystems and the livelihoods of affected communities, resulting in conflicts and health hazards. While enhanced human health and well-being could be considered as the ultimate outcome of development programs, the public health impact of dams remains an issue that is often neglected by policy makers and investors. National policies and international guidelines, such as those of the World Commission on Dams, have been used to improve planning and impact assessment of dams. Here, we provide an analysis of four large dams, across three continents, and show that they had limited consistency with World Commission on Dams principles and guidelines. Moreover, health aspects were largely neglected during planning, construction and operation of these dams, but seriously undermine their intended benefits. This perspective paper discusses impacts of dams on energy and food, ecosystem health, inclusion, and ultimately human health and wellbeing. We argue that a One Health perspective, based on these four categories, can support the systematic consideration of environmental, animal, and human health determinants. A dedicated One Health approach to dams and reservoirs remains to be developed but could potentially improve how dams, both existing and future, support more inclusive development.en_US
dc.publisherMichigan State University Pressen_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.sourceAquatic Ecosystem Health and Management;(2023)en_US
dc.titleHuman health impacts of dams and reservoirs: Neglected issues in a One Health perspectiveen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Food Policy Research Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Livestock Research Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Water Management Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationMcGill Universityen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Copenhagenen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWorld Wildlife Funden_US
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Liverpool, Institute of Infection and Global Healthen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWest Valley Mosquito and Vector Control Districten_US
cg.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexeden_US
cg.description.themeMiscellaneous themesen_US
cg.creator.idMatthew McCartney: 0000-0001-6342-2815en_US
cg.subject.actionAreaResilient Agrifood Systemsen_US
cg.subject.impactAreaNutrition, health and food securityen_US
cg.subject.impactAreaEnvironmental health and biodiversityen_US
cg.contributor.initiativeAquatic Foodsen_US

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record