Topics A to Z

As part of NEHA's continuos effort to provide convenient access to information and resources, we have gathered together for you the links in this section. Our mission is "to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all,” as well as to educate and inform those outside the profession.

January 2010: a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, destroying its capital of Port-au-Prince, killing over 200,000 people. The recovery is ongoing. Tent camps were dismantled as citizens went back to some kind of home. But nearly 150,000 people still live in the shanty structures erected post disaster. Basic sanitation is a daily struggle. This talk will address the tragic reintroduction of cholera, share the ad hoc approaches to sanitation in Haiti, and the role EH professionals MUST play in disaster situations.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

July 2015
Additional Topics A to Z: Wastewater

The sanitation situation in India is dreadful. Approximately 600 million people lack toilets. Defecating in the open is not only a health hazard but also leads to sexual assault. The government of India has set a goal to end open defecation by 2019, and knows it will require more than just building lavatories, but also changing habits. This talk will explore how approaches in India can inform the work of EH professionals in the US.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

July 2015
Additional Topics A to Z: Wastewater

Many non-profits facilitate sanitation, water and energy projects in developing nations. They often implement innovative and cost-effective solutions to deal with the treatment of human waste and protection of drinking water sources, rather than the traditional widely used approach of water to treat waste. This presentation will share one organization’s lessons learned in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak and suggestions for a new approach to human waste treatment in the US.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

July 2015
Additional Topics A to Z: Wastewater

Between 8,000 and 18,000 hospitalizations in the US each year are due to Legionnaires' disease (LD) caused by exposure to Legionella pneumophila. Due to the ubiquity of the organism, it can be difficult to assess the specific source of Legionella exposure. After this session, you will be able to conduct an exposure assessment of a LD outbreak to show building owners, risk managers and environmental professionals that the source of Legionella is not always the one you first expect.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

July 2015
Additional Topics A to Z: Pathogens and Outbreaks

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