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Understanding microbial indicators for drinking water assessment - revised

Boil water advisories are issued when water testing detects higher than accepted amounts of microbial indicators or when there are deficiencies with water treatment. The fear of not issuing a boil…
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Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project
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Update on the NCCPH Small Drinking Water Systems Project

Use of Microbial Source Tracking Tools in Waterborne Disease Outbreak Response

Fecal pollution in recreational and drinking source waters can result in outbreaks leading to the transmission of disease. Information on the sources of fecal pollution is important because the level…
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Virtual Dialogue: Pursuing Co-Benefits to Advance Water Management

Topics: Water
Despite the future uncertainty of climate change, emerging contaminants, regulatory changes and unforeseen challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, operational decisions in water, wastewater and…
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Wading through the mire: Keeping up with new and changing Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines

Changes to Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines Over the past year there have been nine new consultations and announcement of eleven new or updated Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. Keeping up with…
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Wastewater-based epidemiology in Canada: Use cases, challenges and next steps

Topics: Water
This is the second webinar in a 2-part series; the first webinar will be held earlier on the same day. Across the globe, wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 has surged since…
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Water-borne Disease Outbreaks in Canadian Small Drinking Water Systems

Information about Canadian drinking water systems and past water-borne disease outbreaks is incomplete and non-standardized. Standard definitions and coordinated surveillance systems for water-borne…
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Water-borne Disease Outbreaks in Canadian Small Drinking Water Systems

When can Point-of-Use Water Filters be used for Removal of Protozoa?

While boiling water is an effective way to kill most microbial pathogens, research performed in the United Kingdom has shown that people do not necessarily comply with boil water advisories.…
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World Water Day

World Water Day 2020 is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked.
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