This is a new project which commenced in 2012. It focuses on both research and capacity building. The research component is just starting with the recruitment of a PhD student who will study the impacts of climate change on waterborne diseases in Malaysia. Two capacity building events have taken place under this project. The first is the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology-East Asia Chapter (ISEE-EAC) 2012 Conference which was held in Kuala Lumpur from 15th to 18th October 2012. It was attended by 96 participants from 12 countries. The second event is the Symposium and Workshop on Global Environmental Change and Human Health : Extreme Events and Urbanization in the Asia Pacific Region which was held in Kuala Lumpur from 14th to 18th January 2013. This event was co-organized by UNU-IIGH and UNU-INWEH and sponsored by the Asia Pacific Network (APN). It was intended to enhance the scientific capacity of young scientists from the Asia-Pacific region especially those from the developing countries, and to improve their decision-making and public-awareness capability. It involved a 2-day symposium, a day of field visits, and a 2-day workshop. Eight international speakers and 24 APN-sponsored young scientists from 9 countries attended the event.