Climate change affects major social and environmental determinants of health, such as availability and quality of drinking water, ecosystems, agriculture and food production, economic development and migration. As the frequency and intensity of floods and droughts will increase, water availability for human consumption and agricultural production will be affected alike. Several water-borne pathogens thrive with warmer temperatures, which can contribute to an increase in the incidence. Improving the resilience of communities towards the direct and indirect water-related climate change effects can be seen as requirement to enable the achievement of the sustainable development goals.
Keywords: Water safety, sustainable development goal