Research Forum on Healthy Dry Cities

The WISH Protecting Health in Dry Cities: From Evidence to Action report looks at this new discipline documenting the current debate about the looming problem of insufficient (potable) water for health in an urban context and how the desertification of cities affects health. The report also considers broader aspects and links with issues such as economic policy, inequality and technology.

Live session details

16 Nov
6:00 pm
7:15 pm
Healthy Dry Cities

Forum Panel – 75mn

With a focus on vulnerable subpopulations, the Healthy Dry Cities forum panel will investigate what impact water scarcity in cities may have on mental health, how architecture and planning in cities with scarce water can promote health and wellbeing, while discussing infectious disease in water scarce cities and how health services can be optimally organized to adapt and respond to increasing urban dryness.

View the WISH 2020 agenda

Forum chair

Prof. Howard Frumkin

Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

University of Washington

Forum chair

Dr. Maitreyi Bordia Das

Practice Manager, Urban, Resilience and Land

World Bank


Dr. Roberto Bertollini; Dr. Briony Rogers; Dr. Maya Negev; Prof. Sonalde Desai.


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