Water-related impacts of climate change on agriculture and subsequently on public health: A review for generalists with particular reference to Pakistan
Climate change is anticipated to have a profound effect on public health, especially regarding water-related issues like water quality, diseases, and changes in rain and drought patterns. There is a need for water conservation, risk management, and development of adaptation and mitigation strategies to cope with water-related impacts of climate change.
This comprehensive literature review focused on water-related impacts of climate change in Pakistan. Floods impact health outcomes negatively by bringing biological and chemical pollutants, contaminating groundwater, causing soil erosion, increasing water-borne and other infections. Several approaches to mitigating water-related impacts in countries comparable to Pakistan are proposed, including: reducing water scarcity through lifestyle chances, improving water laws, improving irrigation techniques and strategies, funding research, promoting information access, involving national bodies and key stakeholders.
Adults, Both sexes, Cardiovascular conditions, Flash flood/Flood, Gastrointestinal/Abdominal conditions, Health, Heavy rain, Infections and infectious diseases (all), Logistics, Mental health, Poisonings, Respiratory conditions, Water Sanitation and Hygiene