Climate, environment and health

Water safety and quality

The right to life, health, food, equality and a healthy environment depends on the right to water and sanitation.

The Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) scientifically supports prevention and emergency actions on water and health through an interdisciplinary and multisectoral approach to the nature and origin of water resources; as well as the impact on the availability and quality of water, environmental and anthropic, hygiene of processes and materials in contact with water, benefits and risks related to the integrated water cycle, use and reuse of water and human exposure through direct use and consumption, primary and food production, and bathing.