BlueHealth – Linking Up Environment, Health and Climate for Inter-sector Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Rapidly Changing Environment – is a Horizon 2020 – funded project that seeks to study how urban blue spaces affect public health and disease promotion. In particular, the BlueHealth is researching the impacts on population health and wellbeing of existing and novel interventions and policy initiatives connected to urban blue infrastructure, and to identify opportunities and obstacles for cross-sectoral collaboration in this area.
To address this, BlueHealth has brought together experts from across Europe to systematically explore the impact urban waterways can have on health and wellbeing. Through a number of surveys, reviews, experiments and interventions, it is investigating whether the careful design and implementation of urban blue infrastructures can deliver benefits to public health and prevent disease. By the end of its lifetime, BlueHealth will be able to make direct cross-sector policy-relevant recommendations on how existing, retro-fit, or new blue infrastructures can be better designed to promote health and prevent disease, especially in urban contexts and with cross border implications.
In BlueHealth the Environmental Engineering Laboratory is leading WP8 – BlueHealth Innovation and Dissemination and contributing to other WPs.
Find out more about the project at www.bluehealth2020.eu.
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