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Coronavirus Research Update – Webcast March 12, 3:30pm EDT

Water Research Foundation free 1.5 hour webcast on coronavirus “with technical details, resources, and published public health recommendations as we continue to learn more about this ongoing outbreak.”

Sampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants in Drinking Water

This Sampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants in Drinking Water provides comprehensive guidance that integrates recommendations for pathogen, toxin, chemical, and radiochemical sample collection, preservation, and transport procedures to support multiple analytical approaches for the detection and identification of potential contaminants in drinking water.

Assessment of Treatment Plant Performance and Water Quality Data: A Guide for Students, Researchers and Practitioners

The International Water Association (IWA) has just made a 639 page guide for the “Assessment of Treatment Plant Performance and Water Quality Data” freely available for download.

By |2020-01-27T16:20:56-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Drinking Water, Water Treatment|0 Comments

Multiple Sources of the Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in Genesee County, Michigan, in 2014 and 2015-during Flint lead crisis

A community-wide outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease (LD) occurred in Genesee County, Michigan, in 2014 and 2015. Previous reports about the outbreak are conflicting and have associated the outbreak with a change of water source in the city of Flint and, alternatively, to a Flint hospital. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this investigation was to independently identify relevant sources of Legionella pneumophila that likely resulted in the outbreak.

By |2020-01-16T13:14:57-05:00January 16th, 2020|Drinking Water, Pathogens, Regulations, Water Treatment|0 Comments

Management of Legionella in Water Systems (2019)

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine were asked by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to address the state of the science with regard to Legionella including its ecology, disease diagnosis, amplification within water systems, quantification, prevention and control, policy and guidance, and all associated research needs.

Cyanobacteria and their toxins in Canadian waters: guidelines from Health Canada Webinar

Health Canada is hosting a webinar entitled “Cyanobacteria and their toxins in Canadian waters: guidelines from Health Canada” on Jan 13 presenting the updated Guideline for Canadian Drinking Water Quality on Cyanobacterial Toxins.

By |2019-12-19T13:38:03-05:00December 19th, 2019|Drinking Water, Pathogens, Regulations, Water Treatment|0 Comments

Revised background documents are ready for review for the cyanotoxins anatoxin-a, cylindrospermopsin and saxitoxin-WHO Guidelines for drinking water quality

The World Health Agency (WHO) has developed some background documents for cyanotoxins which will be included in the second addendum to the fourth edition of the WHO’s Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality and is looking for comments by Jan 12, 2020.

By |2019-12-13T09:26:53-05:00December 12th, 2019|Drinking Water, Papers & Articles, Regulations|0 Comments

Understanding lead in water and avoidance strategies: a United States perspective for informed decision-making

In this article, the authors indicate that they have developed an “oversimplified ‘lead in water equation’ to explain key variables controlling the presence of lead in drinking water to better inform public health practitioners, government officials, utility personnel, and concerned residents.”

By |2019-11-29T09:24:13-05:00November 29th, 2019|Drinking Water, Papers & Articles, Water Treatment|0 Comments

For Public Review and Comment: Canadian Groundwater Quality Guidelines–101 contaminants

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) is looking for input into the draft Canadian Groundwater Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Environmental and Human Health for 101 contaminants of concern. It is available for public review and comment until January 10, 2020.