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ENVIRO-NEWS  June 2011

ENVIRO-NEWS June 2011

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Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health, No. 137 (20 June 2011)

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From: Water Sanitation List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ravenscroft, Jacqueline
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2011 10:13 AM
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Subject: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health, No. 137 (20 June 2011)

Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health 
Newsletter N°137 / 20 June 2011 
       

WHO WATER QUALITY ACTIVITIES AT SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL WATER WEEK (SIWW), 4-8 JULY 2011  -  http://www.siww.com.sg/ 
  
WHO Technical Meeting on Water Quality Control in Drinking-water Distribution Systems, 1-2 July. 

Bringing together WHO expertise and global perspectives in water quality and health, and IWA operational knowledge and best practices in water management and water safety plan implementation, participants will share insights and key policy messages in a global context. The expected output aims to contribute towards a safe, sustainable water supply reliably delivered to every community.

Water Convention 2011 joint WHO/IWA Water Quality and Health Workshop "Safe Water: the key to unlock public health benefits", 4 July.

A series of renowned speakers will share insights and key policy messages on water quality issues and communicate experiences in WSP implementation. There will be a focus on the new integrated WHO Strategy of water quality and health and references to emerging issues in the new edition of the WHO Guidelines. The web link to the new edition will become active after the launch. http://www.siww.com.sg/water-convention-hot-issues-workshop 

Global Launch WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, 4th edition, 
4 July. 

The WHO Guidelines have been systematically revised following over five years of extensive consultation with hundreds of experts. This 4th edition expands on key concepts like health-based targets and water safety planning; presents new risk assessments on microbial, chemical and radiological hazards, and addresses emerging issues of public concern like pharmaceuticals in drinking-water. This document will be available for download, starting 4 July 2011 at: 
 http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/en/ 

Water Convention technical sessions "Water Quality and Health", 6-7 July. 
In a detailed programme of parallel sessions, the Water Quality and Health stream will cover a range of topics: contaminants of emerging concern, quantitative microbial risk assessment, water safety planning at different scales, the quality of water sources, water quality monitoring and advanced analytical systems. http://www.siww.com.sg/themes-water-convention-2011  
* * * * *

Journal of Water and Health 

WHO and IWA Publishing collaborate in the Journal of Water and Health.

Click on the links below to view abstracts of some of the papers included in the latest issue of the journal: 

Managing risks from virus intrusion into water distribution systems due to pressure transients 
Jian Yang, Mark W. LeChevallier, Peter F. M. Teunis and Minhua Xu.......... 291-305 doi:10.2166/wh.2011.102 
http://www.iwaponline.com/jwh/009/jwh0090291.htm 
  
Virus removal efficiency of Cambodian ceramic pot water purifiers 
Hamidreza Salsali, Edward McBean and Joseph Brunsting.......... 306-311 doi:10.2166/wh.2011.087 
http://www.iwaponline.com/jwh/009/jwh0090306.htm 
  
Prevalence study of Simkania negevensis in cooling towers in Spain 
Leonardo Martín Pérez, Francesc Codony, Karina Ríos, Bárbara Adrados, Mariana Fittipaldi, Gregori De Dios, Gustavo Peñuela and Jordi Morató.......... 312-316 doi:10.2166/wh.2010.216 
http://www.iwaponline.com/jwh/009/jwh0090312.htm 
  
A performance assessment of arsenic-iron removal plants in the Manikganj District of Bangladesh 
R. Brennan and E. McBean.......... 317-329 doi:10.2166/wh.2011.107 
http://www.iwaponline.com/jwh/009/jwh0090317.htm 
  
Water quality indices based on bioassessment: The biotic indices 
Tasneem Abbasi and S. A. Abbasi.......... 330-348 doi:10.2166/wh.2011.133 
http://www.iwaponline.com/jwh/009/jwh0090330.htm 
  
Incorporation of the Multiple Barrier Approach in drinking water risk assessment tools 
Ian Michael Summerscales and Edward A. McBean.......... 349-360 doi:10.2166/wh.2010.074 
http://www.iwaponline.com/jwh/009/jwh0090349.htm 
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