Objectives – University of Copenhagen

Overall objective:

To analyze the risk attributable to water stress on cholera prevalence in a low-income urban community in Bangladesh.

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1. To analyze water stress in terms water access, storage and use for personal and domestic purposes under seasonal climate variability

2. To analyze the association of domestic water use with cholera infections

3. To examine seasonal changes in patterns of water use, perceptions on water use, food practices and environmental, domestic and personal hygiene adaptations

4. To determine the variability in microbiological contamination of domestic contamination hotspots identified as being important for cholera transmission objective 3

5. To analyze the association between domestic water quality and cholera infections

6. To predict the effect of climate change on water availability and quality in the household under different climactic and political scenarios