Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water

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The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online.

Juliette O'Keeffe, Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH
Victoria (Tory) Colling, Scientist, Walkerton Clean Water Centre

Title: Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water in Canada, Key issues for Public Health

The NCCEH has undertaken an evidence review of Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water: Occurrence, risks, management and knowledge gaps for public health. This presentation will provide the highlights of the report.

Title: Challenges and a Pilot Study on Cyanobacteria and Small Drinking Water Systems

There is a growing concern regarding cyanobacteria in surface waters and the risks of cyanobacteria entering our drinking water treatment systems. This webinar will discuss the challenges and knowledge gaps for treating cyanobacteria in small drinking water systems and summarize the results of a pilot testing project. The Centre’s pilot testing project investigated the effect of small drinking water treatment technologies on the removal of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins using a natural bloom event.


Event Date Mar 27, 2019
Posted by NCCEH Apr 02, 2019