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CARMONA H, Juan Carlos and MUNOZ O, José Fernando. COMPARISON AND MANAGEMENT OF DIFFERENT WATER-RELATED RISKS, INCLUDING SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND HEALTH ASPECTS. Luna Azul [online]. 2009, n.29, pp. 68-81. ISSN 1909-2474.
Excess or deficit of water affects living beings, as well as social and economical development inof communities. Natural disasters related to water, such as flooding and tsunamis are two clear examples of risks catastrophes to influencing integral development of cities and countries at any productivity level. Besides the damage to economical, social or constructing aspects, water threatens general health in different communities, from the general health point of view. Non-potable water, which unfortunately is drank in many countries, causes great variety of diseases in patients of all ages, drastically affecting more drastically infants in underdeveloped countries. Considering that against water and natural disasters, humans men is are not strong enough; it is necessary to highlight that in other cases there are many actions communities can undertake to diminish water -related damage, health risks and general development. Identifying and managing different possibilities to improve these negative situations is must be the result of a joint effort that includes public administration, the academic area and all private institutions in order aware of the need and aiming to achieve a general and integral benefit.
Keywords : Tsunamis; non-potable water; health; development.