International Society for Sustainability Science (ISSS)


Establishment of research platform for developing models to predict future health risks posed by changes in climate, land use and population(GRENE Eco-Health)


Subgroup 3 (SG3)
Development and verification of a model to predict waterborne infectious diseases posed by changes in natural and human environment

This SG develops models to predict risk of waterborne infectious diseases in urban areas in Asia. SG3 also aims at development and verification of an integrated risk estimation model considering foodborne vector-borne (insect-borne) routes of infection and person-to-person transmission.

Aims of the project
1. Development and verification of models, using data from field survey and earth observation, to predict risks of diseases caused by rise in temperature, air pollution and infectious agents which are local-scale but ubiquitous problems in environmental health.
2. Application of the developed models to forecasting future health risks.

Research Theme

environmental health, risk assessment


Yamagata University


Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Research Priod

2011 - 2015

See also
University of Tokyo IR3S
The Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) aims to be as a global research and educational platform for sustainability science. 
JSPS Core-to-Core Program  
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) provides program to build an international framework in leading-edge fields of science.
Network of Networks 
Network of Networks (NNs) is the comprehensive network linking existing networks of universities and research institutions.

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