Interconnections between human and ecosystem health - An integrative approach for the Rio Doce Basin after the Fundão Dam failure
Authors: L.B.N. Alonso, F.A.R. Barbosa, M.C.W. Brito, P. May, C. Maroun, L.E. Sánchez, Y. Kakabadse
Abstract: The situation in the Rio Doce Basin after the Fundão dam failure in 2015 is correlated to the interaction of multiple causes, including the results of economic activities and political decisions made in the past and aligned with a social and cultural context that together cause impacts on ecosystems and human health. This study in the Issues in Focus series takes an integrative and systemic health approach and makes recommendations that link human health to ecosystem health and consider the importance of community participation.