209769 Critical reflections: On history, culture, and struggles over access to water and sanitation

Monday, November 9, 2009: 11:15 AM

David S. Barnes, PhD , Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
As discussant, I will reflect critically on the presentations included in this session, emphasizing the practical value of historical perspective and attention to cultural factors in contemporary struggles over access to water and sanitation.

Learning Objectives:
To discuss the importance of incorporating a historical and cultural perspective on current debates over access to water and sanitation.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Ph.D. in History
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.