Choose a specific geographic region and one of the following environmental health issues:
? Water(safe drinking water or ambient/environmental water)
? Sanitation (wastewatercontrol)
? Air quality (indoor oroutdoor)
? Solid wastemanagement
? Hazardous/toxic substances
? Food safety
? Traffic accidents
? Vector-borne disease
? Climate andgeography
? Housing and the builtenvironment
Please address thefollowing:
Using the WHO (1999) DPSEEA framework: http://www.who.int/wssd/resources/indicators/en/ –
? describe the driving forces, pressures, state changes, exposures and effects relevant to your
chosen region and environmental health issue.
? Are there any social, political or economic influences on the issue that aren’t captured by
the DPSEEA framework?
? How isthe environmental health issue currently being managed? What is the role of existing
health agencies and other agencies, key stakeholders including community groups, critical
infrastructure and legislative and regulatory measures at the federal and state level?
? Whatsuggestions do you propose to address gapsin current policy, regulation and
management for this environmental health issue?