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.”
Synthesis of what is known about the virus, similar viruses, and the management of viruses in terms of water and sanitation systems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Two papers-Application of UV-LED to Full-Scale Drinking Water Disinfection—-UV LED Water Disinfection-Validation and Small System Demonstration
Two papers on full-scale/demonstration-scale evaluations of UV-LED for disinfection have been recently published (below). Both tested the world's first commercial UVC LED water disinfection reactor (the PearlAqua by Aquisense) and successfully demonstrated “proof-of-concept for the application of UVC LEDs for municipal water treatment.” UV LED technology continues to be a promising alternative to UV mercury lamp-based systems.
Identification, toxicity and control of iodinated disinfection byproducts in cooking with simulated chlor(am)inated tap water and iodized table salt
In an effort to avoid chlorinated disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation in distribution systems many drinking water utilities switched from free chlorine to chloramination.