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.

World Aquatic Health Conference

The world needs more people living healthier lives using pools, hot tubs, and aquatic venues. The annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) spotlights issues and solutions to help this field gain in relevance. Conference sessions focus on a spectrum of drowning, illness, injury and liability prevention topics and aquatic health benefits. 

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) Program

NEHA is committed to providing education, resources, and support to onsite wastewater professionals around the country.
 

NEHA is part of a select group of national organizations that signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with USEPA to improve the quality and quantity of resources and education available to professionals in the onsite wastewater field, state and local regulatory agencies and those whose work involves building on or buying/selling land with dwellings that will use an onsite system.  

You can find a copy of the latest MOU here:
 http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/septic/upload/Final-signed-2014-MOU-agreement.pdf

 

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