Tribal Water Program Improvement Resource Kit
The resources collected below can be useful in creating or improving private drinking water programs.
For environmental health professionals or homeowners that are new to private drinking water wells, we recommend taking free Private Well Class. The Private Well Class is being provided to NEHA at no-charge by the Illinois State Water Survey and the Illinois Water Resources Center at the University of Illinois. The funding for the Private Well Class program comes from the USEPA through a cooperative agreement with the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. Originally intended for well owners, this course has proven to be a resource for EH professionals for basic well and groundwater understanding. The class consists of 10 courses that can be taken in sequence or individually and are eligible for one (1) CE each from NEHA.
Community Outreach & Risk Communication
Partnership & Stakeholder Development
Policy & Regulation Development
Private Well Testing & Test Interpretation
Community Environmental Health Assessments
A webinar series for representatives of state environment and health agencies, tribes, local governments, communities, and others interested in learning about EPA tools and resources available to help inform decision-making.
The montly webinar series is providing a forum for EPA to communicate directly with state personnel and other drinking water small systems professionals, which allows EPA to provide training and foster collaboration and dissemination of information.
This month: Decision Support Methodology for Small Systems to Evaluate and Select Treatment Technologies.
The annual fall meeting of the NYS Conference of Environmental Health Directors is scheduled to be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Conference Center in Cazenovia, New York. The meeting format includes a full day technical session on current environmental health issues and regulatory updates, followed by a half day business meeting providing member committee reports.
Less than 2 months remain until the 2017 Southern California Joint Technical Symposium on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at our New Location The Carson Center in Carson, California.
There is still time to take advantage of discounted early bird rates:
- Attendee Registration (save $50)
- Exhibitor Registration (save $100)
- There are also Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
Discounts are available for Groups of 3+ attendees, save $100, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Resources to Protect and Restore Community Health
When flood waters recede, communities are often left with contaminated water supplies, nonfunctioning septic tanks, mold, increased vectors and pests, spoiled food, and temporary shelters and housing. Ensuring the proper information reaches community members and supports environmental health professionals is essential in the efforts to restore communities and protect public health. The following resources provide best practices around flood recovery related to environmental health.
Floods and Public Health
Hospital and Healthcare Facilities
Emergency Preparedness & Response Training
CDC Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Awareness level (online) and Operations level (in-person) training.
Flood Recovery Worker and Volunteer Safety
Infection Prevention and Control for Shelters During Disasters (PDF) by APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee
Rebuild Healthy Homes: Guide to Post-disaster Restoration for a Safe and Healthy Home (PDF) by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
https://www.ul.com/code-authorities/buildingsafetyprograms/storm-safety/ This site provides storm preparedness, safety after the storm, and rebuilding safely after a storm information. This is provided courtesy of Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Presentation 1: Arsenic/Iron Removal from Groundwater in the Presence of Elevated Ammonia and Natural Organic Matter (Presented by Lili Wang, EPA's Office of Water)
Presentation 2: Simultaneous Removal of Arsenic, Iron, Ammonia, and Manganese by Biological Water Treatment (Presented by Dr. Darren A. Lytle, EPA's Office of Reserach and Research)
Webinar: Play and Plug: Using MAHC Now! A Risk Factor Study as an Example of Putting the MAHC Into Play
Wednesday, July 26
1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Topic: A Risk Factor Study of Recreational Water Facilities in Fairfax County, Virginia
NEHA recommends the integration and adoption of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Model Aquatic Health Code, by state, local, tribal, and territorial government agencies, to ensure public health and safety in aquatic facilities.