251656 Climate adaption strategies: Developing tools to promote safe beaches and drinking water in the Great Lakes

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 3:30 PM

Sonia Joseph Joshi, MS , Michigan Sea Grant, NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health, Ann Arbor, MI
The NOAA Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health (CEGLHH) has synthesized the results of several public health end-user needs assessment workshops that we have organized from 2005-2008 in order to identify research, information and technology needs relative to water quality. One of the products of these needs assessment workshops is the development of climate change scenario models to determine and forecast drinking water and beach water quality impacts relative to wind, wave, and currents in the Great Lakes. By utilizing these models, we are able to determine which drinking water intakes and beaches throughout the Great Lakes might be most vulnerable to climate change. In this presentation, we will discuss how NOAA CEGLHH is working with regional and state managers to assess needs and develop tools to address environmental health manager needs relative to decision-making and impacts to beaches and drinking water, as it is influence by climate change.

Learning Areas:
Environmental health sciences
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Assess needs of public health and environmental health managers to develop climate change tools and provide appropriate information to assist in local government decision-making to address current and future climate change scenarios.

Keywords: Drinking Water Quality, Environmental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to present on this topic because I am the Program Manager and Outreach Coordinator for the Center of Excellence for Great Lakes and Human Health and my primary responsibilities for the Center are to identify and assess beach manager and drinking water research and technology needs. I have set up numerous information sharing partnerships with my end users and have conducted trainings for them throughout the years.
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.