National HIA Meeting 2013: General Session – Waterways and Human Health
Humans have long used rivers, lakes, and oceans in diverse ways. Clean water for drinking and access to fisheries attracted human societies since the earliest times. Cities grew up around water bodies that offered access to transportation and trade. Industries developed around ports, often making use of surface waters for disposal of waste. More recently, the recreational and scenic values of water bodies have created multiple demands on waterfront land. These changing and often conflicting uses have complex implications for human health. This session will explore several examples of HIAs that examined impacts on waterways.
Katrina Korfmacher, University of Rochester
BJ Cummings, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
Jared Erdmann, Minneapolis Health Department
Brenda Rivera‐García, Icahn School of Medicine Mt. Sinai
Katia Avilés‐Vázquez, Corporación Proyecto ENLACE Caño Martín Peña