As also outlined in the Wold Water Quality Assessment Report presented during the recent Wold Water Week, Water and health issues are highly interlinked and are in turn influenced by a range of factors. A group activity has unpacked some of the most crucial connections and helped to strengthen system thinking.
Four groups have unraveled in a comprehensive way how the following issues influence the water-health nexus:
• Which role do weather and climate play?
• What can the impact of culture and habits be?
• How does land use and land cover influence the health-water relationship?
• What are the connections between nutrition, water and health?
Numerous cases were shared to illustrate these connections in the context of the participants home regions.