In 2012-2015, the Public Health Agency of Canada funded a project on The Impact of Climate Change on Drinking Water and Health in Vulnerable Drinking Water Systems. The project was co-led by the BCCDC and SFU.
The deliverable was a R Shiny tool to assess the impact of climate change on waterborne illness. The tool was used to assess the impact of climate change in BC. This tool can also be used by other jurisdictions, however, model coefficients and covariates selected in Stage 1 may require new calibration should the model be applied in climate regimes dissimilar to the Greater Vancouver Area to account for contextual variations in local precipitation, case counts, and turbidity.
How to use ImpactR tool
Sample waterborne disease data
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