Nutrient pollution is one of the most widespread, costly and challenging problems in the U.S., reflecting a close and complex interaction of nutrient concentrations with human cultural and economic activities and their associated land use. Lakes and coastal zones, often the receiving waters for high nutrient loads, can experience algal blooms, hypoxia and degraded habitats.
EPA's CyAN Mobile App Provides Early Detection of Algal Blooms in U.S. Freshwater Systems
The CyAN App is a mobile application that uses satellite data to map the location of harmful algal blooms in waters across the US. The app provides weekly information about cyanobacteria concentrations in many of the largest water bodies in the country. This information can be used to inform decisions regarding recreational and drinking water safety. The CyAN App is designed for use on Android™ devices and is available for download on Google Play™.
Day 1 (Wednesday, October 16)- General Environmental Health Sessions: Carbon Monoxide poisoning reporting, Source of Lead Poisoning, Safe Spaces for Children, Addressing PFAS in Wisconsin, Drug and Meth Cleanup, Legal Issues with Human Health Hazards, Roundtable Sessions: opioid cleanup, radon in schools, flooding response, algal blooms
This free annual workshop, held in partnership with the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), provides in-depth information and training on various solutions and strategies for handling small drinking water system challenges. The workshop is primarily designed for state personnel responsible for drinking water regulations compliance and treatment technologies permitting; however, others may also benefit, including system owners and operators, local and tribal governments, academics, design engineers, technical assistance providers, and consultants.
The 57th Annual Yankee Conference on Environmental Health will be held from September 11-13, 2019 in Plymouth Massachusetts at Hotel 1620, Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth MA 0260.
The Conference is the annual conference of the NEHA New England Affiliates: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Northern New England (Maine New Hampshire, Vermont) and Rhode Island. The theme of this year's conference is “Hands on Environmental Health”.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will be holding an Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Operations course on November 10 - 15, 2019 at its training facilities in Anniston, AL.