206256 Water and Health: An Industry View

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM

Pamela Taylor, Ms , CEO, Water UK, London, United Kingdom
The water industry has the potential to influence the health of people globally. The way water supply and sanitation is delivered can make or break economies with devastating impact on public health. Perhaps of all our natural resources, water is the one which will determine our destiny as a species. This paper explores the power and influence of the water industry, its relationship with governments, communities and NGOs and assesses its capacity for improving or injuring global and national public health.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the role and potential role of the water industry as a force for public health. Describe how the industry’s abilities can be harnessed as a force for good or cause substantial harm to large populations.

Keywords: Water, Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am currently Chief Executive of Water UK, the industry association that represents UK statutory water supply and wastewater companies at national and European level. I am a former President of the European Union of National Associations of Water Suppliers and Waste Water Services, was previously Chief Executive of the Water Companies Association and have worked as a management consultant for the World Health Organization, the NHS and the Design Council.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.