WilliamBAnderson

About Bill Anderson

William B. Anderson is a Research Associate Professor and the Associate Director of the Water Science, Technology & Policy Group at the University of Waterloo who has been active in drinking water quality and treatment research for almost 40 years.

Population-Wide Exposure to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances from Drinking Water

an interesting ‘perspective’ on lead in drinking water appeared in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It appears to be freely accessible. It starts with “How Flint Happened, How it Happens Today, and How to Stop it Tomorrow” and ends with a “Call for Renewed Commitment to Lead Corrosion Science and Engineering.

By |2020-10-22T10:22:52-04:00October 20th, 2020|Drinking Water, Papers & Articles, Water Treatment|0 Comments

Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in Water and Wastewater

an interesting ‘perspective’ on lead in drinking water appeared in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It appears to be freely accessible. It starts with “How Flint Happened, How it Happens Today, and How to Stop it Tomorrow” and ends with a “Call for Renewed Commitment to Lead Corrosion Science and Engineering.

By |2020-10-22T11:18:40-04:00October 14th, 2020|Drinking Water, Papers & Articles, Water Treatment|0 Comments

Two papers on surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater

an interesting ‘perspective’ on lead in drinking water appeared in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It appears to be freely accessible. It starts with “How Flint Happened, How it Happens Today, and How to Stop it Tomorrow” and ends with a “Call for Renewed Commitment to Lead Corrosion Science and Engineering.

Microplastics-From Mystery to Monitoring and Mitigation-webinar Sept 23

Health Canada continues to be active with requests for public comment on proposed drinking water guidelines and guidance documents. At present, there are 4 of these with due dates for comments in the next three months. I’ve listed them below along with the due dates for comments. Each is linked to the Health Canada website with PDF format documents which can be downloaded.

By |2020-09-30T09:45:41-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Drinking Water, Papers & Articles, Water Treatment|0 Comments

The pervasive threat of lead (Pb) in drinking water

an interesting ‘perspective’ on lead in drinking water appeared in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). It appears to be freely accessible. It starts with “How Flint Happened, How it Happens Today, and How to Stop it Tomorrow” and ends with a “Call for Renewed Commitment to Lead Corrosion Science and Engineering.

By |2020-09-30T10:46:27-04:00September 22nd, 2020|Drinking Water, Papers & Articles, Water Treatment|0 Comments

The impact of risk management measures on the concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Hi all…a just published article in ‘Science of the Total Environment’ has some good per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) survey data from raw source and treated drinking water as well as some good news attributed to risk management measures (RMMs) imposed on the manufacture and use of select PFAS. The study [...]

Health Canada drinking water guidelines and guidance documents

Health Canada continues to be active with requests for public comment on proposed drinking water guidelines and guidance documents. At present, there are 4 of these with due dates for comments in the next three months. I’ve listed them below along with the due dates for comments. Each is linked to the Health Canada website with PDF format documents which can be downloaded.

Estimates of healthcare utilisation and deaths from waterborne pathogen exposure in Ontario, Canada

The study estimated the disease burden attributable to nine enteric pathogens, unspecified pathogens leading to gastroenteritis, and three opportunistic pathogens leading primarily to respiratory illness.

Consultation: Guidance on Monitoring the Biological Stability of Drinking Water in Distribution Systems

The study estimated the disease burden attributable to nine enteric pathogens, unspecified pathogens leading to gastroenteritis, and three opportunistic pathogens leading primarily to respiratory illness.

By |2020-09-30T09:05:25-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Drinking Water, Water Treatment|0 Comments

MDPI Webinar- Sewage Screening as an Early Outbreak Alert Tool and SARS-Covid-2 Fate in the Aquatic Environment

There are COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) webinars almost weekly. While this one also has a wastewater focus, there will be some information on the fate of the virus in the aquatic environment.