4363.0 Decision-making and politics in community water supply

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
This session presents research done on potential uses for wastewater and impacts on wastewater systems. Wastewater can be reused for agricultural purposes, boosting crop production in areas that suffer from drought, or recycled for household use, such as drinking water being captured and used for bathing or flushing wastes. Impacts on wastewater systems, such as the removal of gravel and other strainers, can allow toxics and impurities be released into systems. Wastewater systems and uses can only succeed if they cause no adverse health impacts. These researches analyze possible benefits and impacts of wastewater use.
Session Objectives: Describe various treatment systems and activities that impact water and wastewater systems. Evaluate potential healthful uses of treated water for agriculture and households. Discuss the benefits and detriments to health by various water and wastewater efforts.

5:06 PM
Community participatory driven research; Comparisons of water quality variables and concentrations of toxic elements downstream from Allegheny River gravel mining operations during periods of activity and inactivity
Conrad Volz, DrPH, MPH, Andrew Michanowicz, Malcom Murry, MPH, Charles Christen, PhD cand, Ravi K. Sharma, PhD, Evelyn O. Talbott, DrPH, MPH, Sophia Good and Kyle John Ferrar

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Organized by: Environment
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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