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Explore a fantastic lineup of speakers, events, and networking sessions throughout the Innovation Pavilion and the SDG Theater within the Drinking Water Pavilion at WEFTEC 2022.
In this episode of Words on Water Episode 222, Chris Rich, Executive Director of the U.S. Water Partnership, discusses the Water Smart Engagements (WiSE) Program that pairs five ASEAN Smart Cities Network cities with U.S. cities, water districts, and utilities for collective capacity building and innovative technology familiarization. He explains that the purpose is to increase water security in ASEAN partner cities through sustainable water management solutions, establish long-term relationships between ASEAN and U.S. utilities to foster communication and build capacity, to increase the exchange of services, goods, science, and technology.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued new, more rigorous drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Two of these levels are drastically more stringent than previous levels and likely mean hundreds, if not thousands, of drinking water systems nationwide will be affected. The agency also announced up to $5 billion in grant funding to help communities prepare and deal with these contaminants. Here is what water sector utilities need to know.
Water Environment Federation (WEF) experts have reacted swiftly to concerns about monkeypox and compiled critical information for water sector workers and leaders. Get this fact sheet now.
This Viewpoint column from WEF's Patrick Dube describes how changing a community's habits relies on reaching a receptive audience through trusted sources with clear and actionable information.
In a neighborhood of Freetown, Sierra Leone, a project is underway to increase its water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) practices by creating a program to encourage handwashing.
Now is the time to submit your ideas to share your knowledge and perspectives in the WEFTEC Innovation Pavilion, the Global Center, and the SDG Theater in the Drinking Water Pavilion.
Dr. Edwin Oh is an Associate Professor in the UNLV School of Medicine and the Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine. This presentation from WEFTEC 2021 explores how the decline in diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 is expected to delay the tracking of COVID-19 variants of concern and interest in the U.S. and how wastewater surveillance programs can provide an effective alternative.
🎧 In this episode, Kari Brisolara, associate professor of Environmental Health at Lousiana State University, discusses the historic connection between water and public health and how the coronavirus pandemic raised awareness about the role of the water sector in public health. She talks about the increased collaboration between the water sector and public health sector, particularly to advance wastewater-based disease surveillance.