Presentation on theme: "Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy 2010 International Conference Chapel Hill, NC 23 October 2010 Jamie Bartram Director, The Water Institute."— Presentation transcript:
Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy 2010 International Conference Chapel Hill, NC 23 October 2010 Jamie Bartram Director, The Water Institute University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Background The status quo: Reducing water quantity Failing infrastructure Pollution Diminishing water quality in many areas around the world is resulting in adverse public health outcomes. Need for a comprehensive report…
Background IWA seeks to support water sector professionals by developing analytical frameworks and knowledge pieces This is accomplished via: Specialist Groups: standing committee seeking to provide expertise on specific areas of interest Task Forces: temporary committees seeking to achieve a specific time-sensitive purpose Formation of the Water Institute at UNC-CH provided an opportunity for a task force focused on water quality and health to be initiated
Scope of Task Force The TF on WQ and Health will be organized much like the Sanitation 21 TF, with two main components: Core Group Advisory Group Two outcomes envisaged: Comprehensive report on the critical intersections of water quality and health Briefing note on actions to be carried out in future investigation and recommendations for research
Scope of Task Force Timeline: Priority workshop to hone scope of TF Phase 1 (~1 yr): Literature review and composition Intermediate Phase: Review process Phase 2 (~1 yr): Editing and review of framework
What We Know Linkages between: water quality water availability illness/disease incidence and severity
What We Know Differences between: low, middle and high income countries urban and rural areas
What We Know Water quality affected by: infrastructure type and condition external factors such as global climate change, population growth, urbanization location of treatment (point of source, point of consumption)
Purpose of Workshop Two objectives: Identify and discuss the critical intersections of water quality and health. Highlight any gaps or uncertainties that impede effective policy- and decision-making.
Presentations Ranjiv Khush, PhD. (Aquaya Institute) Challenges Resulting from MDG-driven Efforts to Increase Supply and Delivery Blanca Jiminez-Cisneros, PE, PhD. (UNAM) Insights Captured at the Mexico IWA Development Congress Jack Colford, MD, MPH, PhD. (UC-Berkeley) What We Know and Don’t Know About Health Impacts and Health Burdens from Water Quality
Floor Comments Thor-Axel Stenström, PhD. (IWA, SEI) Braimah Apambire, PhD. (Conrad N. Hilton Foundation) Dave Sabatini, PE, PhD. (OU) Nick Ashbolt, PhD. (US EPA)
Jamie Bartram Director, The Water Institute University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.