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#CWNSYP Webinar: Water Rights in Canada from an Indigenous and Legal Perspective

Topics: Water
Join us for a webinar that highlights Indigenous and legal perspectives on rights to water in Canada. Leslee White-Eye, former Chief and specialist in Indigenous governance and education policy, will…
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2020 UNC Water And Health Conference: Science, Policy And Practice

Topics: Water
The UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice will be held October 26 – 30, 2020 virtually from the comfort of your home or office. The conference will explore drinking water…
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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines: Partnering to Protect Public Health

Lead exposure contributes to cognitive impairments, behavioral problems and lowered IQ. While there is no safe level of lead exposure, lead can be found in dust in our homes, air, soil, and drinking…
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Citizen Science Programs at the Centers for Oceans and Human Health

The NIEHS and the National Science Foundation have created the Oceans and Human Health (OHH) program, which emphasizes research on harmful algal blooms (HABs), infectious microbes (Vibrio bacteria),…
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City of Vancouver – Protecting Public Health Through Architectural Design: Legionella Awareness and Prevention

Topics: Water
Legionnaires’ disease is the leading cause of waterborne illness and death in the United States. It is preventable with proper design and maintenance. This seminar will discuss Vancouver Building By-…
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City of Vancouver – Rainwater Harvesting & Non-Potable Water System Design

Topics: Water
How can rainwater harvesting help a new building meet its on-site rainwater management requirements? This seminar addresses the use of rainwater and groundwater for non-potable applications (such as…
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Coastal waters, fresh water and other untreated recreational water venues

Recreational water venues such as oceans, lakes, and rivers, attract large numbers of users. Usage is higher in the summer months, although recreational water activities such as swimming, water…
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COVID-19 Wastewater Coalition: Inter-Laboratory Study outcomes and implications

Topics: Water
This is the first webinar in a 2-part series; the subsequent webinar will be held at 2:00 pm EST on the same day. The detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater is a tool that can potentially inform…
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Cyanobacteria and their toxins in Canadian waters: guidelines from Health Canada

This webinar will present the updated Guideline for Canadian Drinking Water Quality on cyanobacterial toxins. It will discuss the recommended approaches to responding to potential risk from these…
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Cyanobacteria in Freshwater

Cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, are naturally occurring microscopic organisms found in fresh, brackish, or marine water that can release cyanotoxins into freshwater systems. These…
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Drinking water guidelines and governance

The provision of safe drinking water across Canada is a responsibility shared across many agencies. At the federal level, Health Canada sets Drinking Water Guidelines for contaminants in drinking…
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Floatation Tanks

Floatation or float tanks have resurged in popularity since their initial commercialization in the 1970s. These tanks, pods, or chambers are intended to help users achieve certain physical and mental…
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Impact of Prolonged Shutdown on Buildings from a Water Quality Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a new set of challenges to our society. To help slow down the spread of COVID-19, businesses, schools, universities, and other facilities were shut down or are sparsely…
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Lead in Drinking Water: Homes and Schools

Lead is a potent neurotoxin that is commonly present in our environment and can have serious, irreversible cognitive and behavioral impacts, particularly in children. Historically, most lead exposure…
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Legionella

Legionella is an opportunistic premise plumbing pathogen (OPPP) that can cause illnesses including Pontiac fever and Legionnaires’ disease, a severe pneumonia named after an outbreak that resulted in…
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Legionella Management and Treatment

Presentation 1— Public Water System Characteristics That May Affect Legionella Occurrence in Building Water Systems (Presented by Ken Rotert, EPA's OW). This presentation will highlight EPA's efforts…
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NCCEH eJournal Club - Water Quality Survey of Splash Pads After a Waterborne Salmonellosis Outbreak

The NCCEH eJournal Club is a series of informal hour-long sessions discussing and appraising articles relating to environmental health. Active participation is encouraged. Although these sessions are…
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Nonpotable Water Reuse

Topics: Water
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Norovirus

Norovirus is a group of highly contagious viruses that cause short-term gastroenteritis symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and potentially chills and fever. Norovirus infection can occur…
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Pools, hot tubs, and other treated recreational water venues

Public swimming pools, hot tubs, splash parks, wading pools, and other treated recreational water facilities are popular recreational water venues, which are regulated at the provincial or…
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