selected publications

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Boerlijst SP, Johnston E, Ummers A, Krol L, Boelee E, van Bodegom PM, Schrama MJJ (2022) Biting the hand that feeds: anthropogenic drivers interactively make mosquitoes thrive. Science of the Total Environment 858 (2): 159716.

Pellens N, Boelee E, Veiga JM, Fleming LE, Blauw A (2021) Innovative actions in oceans and human health for Europe. Health Promotion International 1-11.

Yohannes M, Abebe Z, Boelee E (2019) Prevalence and environmental determinants of cutaneous leishmaniasis in rural communities in Tigray, northern Ethiopia. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13 (9): e0007722.

Boelee E, Geerling G, van der Zaan B, Blauw A, Vethaak AD (2019) Water and health: From environmental pressures to integrated responses. Acta Tropica 193: 217-226.

Evans AEV, Mateo-Sagasta J, Qadir M, Boelee E, Ippolito A (2018) Agricultural water pollution: key knowledge gaps and research needs. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 36: 20–27.

Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen S, Boelee E, Cools J, van Hoof L, Hospes O, Kok M, Peerlings J, van Tatenhove J, Termeera CJAM, Visseren-Hamakers IJ (2018) Identifying barriers and levers of biodiversity mainstreaming in four cases of transnational governance of land and water. Environmental Science and Policy 85: 132–140.

Boelee E, Janse J, Le Gal A, Kok M, Alkemade R, Ligtvoet W (2017) Overcoming water challenges through nature-based solutions. Water Policy 19 (3).

Qadir M, Boelee E, Amerasinghe P, Danso G (2015) 9 Costs and benefits of using wastewater for aquifer recharge, p 153-167 in Drechsel P, Qadir M, Wichelns D (eds) Wastewater - economic asset in an urbanizing world. Springer Science and Business Media, Dordrecht.

Chiramba T, Khaka E, Hoa E, Aldaya M, Subratty D, Fukuhara R, Berthule M, Lloyd GJ, Welling R, Boelee E (2014) 9. Ecosystems, p 77-83 in WWAP (United Nations World Water Assessment Program) (ed) The United Nations World Water Development Report 2014: Water and Energy. UNESCO, Paris.

Rajasooriyar LD, Boelee E, Prado MCCM, Hiscock KM (2013) Mapping the potential human health implications of groundwater pollution in southern Sri Lanka. Water Resources and Rural Development 1-2: 27-42.

Boelee E (ed) (2013) Managing water and agroecosystems for food security. Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture Series 10. CAB International, Wallingford, UK; International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka; United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Nairobi.

Boelee E, Yohannes M, Poda J-N, McCartney M, Cecchi P, Kibret S, Hagos F, Laamrani H (2013) Options for water storage and rainwater harvesting to improve health and resilience against climate change in Africa. Regional Environmental Change 13(3): 509-519.

Cools J, Diallo M, Boelee E, Liersch S, Coertjens D, Vandenberghe V, Kone B (2012) Integrating human health into wetland management for the Inner Niger Delta, Mali. Environmental Science & Policy 34: 34-43.

Kibret S, Lautze J, Boelee E, McCartney M (2012) How does an Ethiopia dam increase malaria? Entomological determinants around the Koka reservoir. Tropical Medicine and International Health 17 (11): 1320-1328.

Yohannes M, Boelee E  (2012) Early biting rhythm in the afro-tropical vector of malaria, Anopheles arabiensis, and challenges for its control in Ethiopia.  Medical and Veterinary Entomology 26: 103-105.

Boelee E et al. (2011) Ecosystems for water and food security’; An ecosystem services approach to water and food security. Nairobi, Kenya: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 179p.

Weldesilassie AB, Boelee E, Drechsel P, Dabbert S (2011) Wastewater use in crop production in peri-urban areas of Addis Ababa: impacts on health in farm households.  Environment and Development Economics 16: 25-49.

Kibret S, Boelee E, Petros B, Tekie H (2010) Entomological studies on the impact of a small-scale irrigation scheme on malaria transmission around Ziway, Central Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Development Research 32 (1): 107-134.

Ruffeis D, Loiskandl W, AwulachewSB, Boelee E (2010) Evaluation of the environmental policy and impact assessment process in Ethiopia. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 28 (1): 29-40.

Kibret S, Alemu Y, Boelee E, Tekie H, Alemu D, Petros B (2010) The impact of a small-scale irrigation scheme on malaria transmission in Ziway area, Central Ethiopia. Tropical Medicine and International Health 15 (1): 41-50.

Weldesilassie Alebel, Frör O, Boelee E, DabbertS (2009) The economic value of improved wastewater irrigation: a contingent valuation study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 34 (3): 428-449

Boelee E, Cecchi P, Koné A (2009) Health impacts of small reservoirs in Burkina Faso. IWMI Working Paper 136. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

Koppen B van, Smits S, Moriarty P, Penning de Vries F, Mikhail M, Boelee E (2009) Climbing the Water Ladder : Multiple-use water services for poverty reduction.The Hague, The Netherlands, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and International Water Management Institute. TP series 52. 213 p. Also availabe in Spanish

Laamrani H, Boelee E, Madsen H (2009) Micro-distribution of freshwater snails before and after water flow events in hydraulic structures in Tessaout Amont irrigation system, Morocco. African Journal of Aquatic Sciences 34 (1): 27-33

Boelee E et al. (2009) Participatory Health Impact Assessment; Health Questionnaires; Epidemiological Survey; Vector Studies; Water Quality Assessment; Indicators. Tools in: Andreini M, Schuetz T, Harrington L (eds) Small Reservoirs Toolkit. Battaramulla: IWMI, Sri Lanka.

Senzanje A, Boelee E, Rusere S (2008) Multiple use of water and water productivity of small dams in the Limpopo Basin, Zimbabwe. Irrigation and Drainage Systems 22: 225-237

Hagos F, Slaymaker T, Tucker J, Ludi E, Boelee E, Awulachew SB (2008) Water supply and sanitation (WSS) and poverty: micro-level linkages in Ethiopia.  RiPPLE Working Paper 8. Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile region (RiPPLE), Addis Ababa.

Namara RE, Giordano M, Amerasinghe P, Boelee E, Weligamage P, Weerasinghe A, Jayanetti SR, Yapabandara AMGM (2008) An impact assessment of malaria control through environmental and irrigation water management. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences) 37 (1): 107-128.

Ayalew D, Boelee E, Endeshaw T, Petros B (2008) Cryptosporidiumand Giardia infection and drinking water sources among children in Lege Dini, Ethiopia. Tropical Medicine and International Health 13 (4): 472–475.

Slaymaker T, Adank M, Boelee E, Hagos F, Nicol A, Tafesse T, Tolossa D, TuckerJ (2007) Water, Livelihoods and Growth.  RiPPLE Concept Paper.  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile region (RiPPLE). 

Boelee E, Laamrani H, van der Hoek W (2007) Multiple use of irrigation water for improved health in dry regions of Africa and south-Asia. Irrigation and Drainage 56 (1): 43-51

McCartney MP, Boelee E, Cofie O, Mutero CM (2007) Minimizing the negative environmental and health impacts of agricultural water resources development in sub-Saharan Africa. IWMI Working Paper 117, International Water Management Institute, Colombo. 

Boelee E & Madsen H (2006) Irrigation and schistosomiasis in Africa: ecological aspects. IWMI Research Report 99, International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

Meijer K, Boelee E, Augustijn D, van der Molen I (2006) Impacts of concrete lining of irrigation canals on availability of water for domestic use in southern Sri Lanka.  Agricultural Water Management 83 (3): 243-251.

Shortt RL, Boelee E, Matsuno Y, Madramootoo C, van der Hoek W, Faubert G (2006) Cryptosporidiumand Giardia as determinants for selection of an appropriate source of drinking-water in Southern Sri Lanka.  Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 24 (1): 64-70

Van Koppen B, Moriarty P, Boelee E (2006) Multiple-use water services to advance the millennium development goals. Research Report 98. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute, 44p. 

Mutero CM, McCartney M, Boelee E (2006) Understanding the links between agriculture and health: agriculture, malaria, and water-associated diseases.  IFPRI focus 13: brief 6 of 16

Laamrani H, Boelee E, Ait Lhaj A (2006) Health impact of small dams in Morocco: Listening to the community for better planning and management. Water Figures 1: 4-5

Laamrani H, Boelee E, Madsen H (2005) Trematode infection among freshwater gastropods in Tessaout Amont irrigation system, Morocco. African Zoology 40 (1): 77-82.

Mutero CM, Amerasinghe F, Boelee E, Konradsen F, van der Hoek W, Nevondo T, Rijsberman F (2005) Systemwide Initiative on Malaria and Agriculture: an innovative framework for research and capacity building. EcoHealth 2 (1): 11-16

Boelee E & Laamrani H (2004) Environmental control of schistosomiasis through community participation in a Moroccan oasis.Tropical Medicine and International Health 9 (9): 997-1004.

Boelee E & LaamraniH (2004) Multiple use of irrigation water in Northeastern Morocco. Pp 119-135 in: Moriarty P, Butterworth JA, van Koppen B (eds).  Beyond domestic: Case studies on poverty and productive uses of water at the household level. IRC Technical Papers Series 41. International Water and Sanitation Centre, Delft, The Netherlands. 

Smakhtin VU, Piyankarage SC, Stanzel P, Boelee E (2004) Simulating the hydrology of small coastal ecosystems in conditions of limited data. IWMI Research Report 77. International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 28p. 

Konradsen F, van der Hoek W, Amerasinghe FP, Mutero C, Boelee E (2004) Engineering and malaria control: learning from the past 100 years. Acta Tropica 89 (2): 99-108

Shortt R, Boelee E, Matsuno Y, Faubert G, Madramootoo C, van der Hoek W  (2003)  Evaluation of thermotolerant coliforms and salinity in the four available water sources of an irrigated region of Southern Sri Lanka.  Irrigation and Drainage 52 (2): 133-146.

Boelee E  (2003)  Malaria in irrigated agriculture (Paludisme et l’agriculture irriguée).  Irrigation and Drainage 52 (1): 65-69

Laamrani H & Boelee E (2002) Rôle des paramètres de conception, de gestion et de maintenance des périmètres irrigués dans la transmission et la lutte contre la bilharziose au Maroc central. Cahiers Agricultures 11 (1): 23-29

Stanzel P, Öze A, Smakhtin V, Boelee E, Droogers P (2002)  Simulating impacts of irrigation on the hydrology of the Karagan lagoon in Sri Lanka. IWMI Working Paper 44, International Water Management Institute, Colombo. 54p. 

Harmancıoğlu N, Alpaslan N, Boelee E (2001) Irrigation, health and the environment: a review of literature from Turkey. IWMI Working Paper 6, International Water Management Institute, Colombo. 61p. 

Laamrani H, Khallaayoune K, Boelee E, Laghroubi MM, Madsen H, Gryseels B (2000) Evaluation of environmental methods to control snails in an irrigation system in Central Morocco. Tropical Medicine and International Health 5 (8): 545-552.

Laamrani H, Khallaayoune K, Laghroubi M, Abdelafid T, Boelee E, Watts SJ, Gryseels B (2000) The Metfia in Central Morocco. Water International 25 (3): 410-417.

presentations on slideshare

Different approaches to MUS in Ethiopia - by Eline Boelee

Q Fever in Africa and Asia: a systematic literature review and mapping of disease - by Delia Grace, Pamela Ochungo and Eline Boelee

Interaction between canal water and groundwater in the Uda Walawe irrigation system: hydrochemistry and isotopes – by Mauro Prado, Kevin Hiscock, Lorraine Rajasooriyar, Eline Boelee

Climate change, water resource development and malaria in Ethiopia – by Eline Boelee, Matthew McCartney, Mekonnen Yohannes, Fitsum Hagos, Jonathan Lautze, Solomon Kibret

Improving health through Multiple Use water Services (MUS) – by Eline Boelee

Small scale irrigation and malaria in Ziway, Ethiopia – by Eline Boelee, Solomon Kibret, Beyene Petros, Yihenew Alemu