Climate Change Impacts on Rain-Related Disease in Wisconsin

Overflowing storm drain

Impending hydrological changes due to climate change, combined with vulnerabilities due to failing infrastructure, pose a threat to public health. More frequent and intense storm events combined with leaky wastewater and drinking water pipes can promote waterborne diseases, often affecting children the most. This series of policy briefs explores the linkages between climate change and rain-related disease, providing details about the potential challenges facing Wisconsin and what policymakers can do to overcome them.

Spring 2013 Executive Summary (PDF)

Policy Briefs