Feeling the Heat

Climate change, water contamination and a mysterious kidney disease affecting farmers in Sri Lanka

Published September 28, 2022 under Research News

This video originally appeared as part of DGHI's 2021-22 Impact Report, Cultivating Change, Together

In Sri Lanka, a rash of kidney disease is affecting farmers who grow rice in marshy parts of the island. DGHI’s Nishad Jayasundara is working with an interdisciplinary team of environmental and health researchers to unravel how climate change and water contamination may be driving the rise in kidney problems.

Video by Veronique Koch of Duke Communications