197870 Overview: Social history and politics of water and public health

Monday, November 9, 2009: 10:30 AM

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, MA, ScD , Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada
The introduction will lay out key factors in critically examining the social history and politics of water and public health, especially in relation to water access and sanitation. Examples of the politics of past political and social struggles for the right to water and sanitation in Europe and throughout the Americas will be used to set the context for the papers presented in the session.

Learning Objectives:
Describe past struggles over the politics of access to water and public health in order to provide persepctive on the current challenges in this area.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have extensive past experience in introducing panels and in the social history of public health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.