Water Quality

Drinking Water Contamination and Child Health in a Refugee Population in Lebanon

An analysis of drinking water contamination at both the community and household level was conducted in Shatila camp, Lebanon. To ascertain the health impacts of water contamination in children under five, questionnaires were used to elicit community and household practices as well as child health indicators. Results, suggested interventions, and risk communication and targeted health education will be discussed in the context of human rights and marginalized populations.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Emerging Contaminants: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Pharmaceuticals are emerging contaminants in water and, to date, cannot be removed as part of wastewater treatment options. So what can be done to mitigate their effects upon the environment, yet maintain their efficacy for human and animal use? In this session, we examine this topic from a lifecycle approach using hands-on demonstrations, and discuss several solutions and policies you can take home to mitigate and address these contaminants in your community.

Colorado's Private Well Initiative: Collaboration and Data Use

From conception, project design, results, and lessons learned along the way, hear a case study about collaboration between federal, state and local agencies to obtain and use water quality data related to private wells while marketing the use of the data. This case study involves multiple agencies sharing data, data display using geographic information systems (GIS), and unanticipated obstacles. We learned the hard way so you don't have to.

Doggie Dips at Swimming Pools: Is This For Real?

"Doggie Dips" consist of dog owners bringing their pets to the community pool to swim at the conclusion of "human swimming season." They are happening across the country as part of a national trend toward accommodations for pets in regulated environments. Discuss and evaluate the environmental and public health risks of these accommodations in the pool environment. Weigh in on what best practices might be implemented and the role of the EH professional in doing so.

 

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

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