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Workshops and Presentations

The team at NCCEH regularly presents at environmental health events across Canada in addition to organizing workshops and meetings on various developing topics. A select listing of our presentations made at conferences and other meetings is available here.

Please contact us to find out if we can contribute to an upcoming event.

Flint Water Crisis: Can It Happen in Canada?

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 82nd Annual National Educational Conference

In January 2016 a US federal state of emergency was declared in Flint Michigan due to elevated lead concentration in the city’s drinking water. This presentation gives an overview of the Flint lead crisis and how regulation was insufficient to protect public health given human error and omission. Comparisons will be made to the Canadian regulatory system and a discussion of the role of lead monitoring in drinking water and blood lead surveillance in Canada will be presented. Effective mitigation strategies for lead in drinking water and implications for public health inspector practice in Canada will be discussed.

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Fires, Floods, and Bugs: How Climate Change Impacts Drinking Water Source Quality

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 82nd Annual National Educational Conference. 

Climate change is anticipated to have myriad potential impacts on human health, some of which may be difficult to predict. However, the effects of climate change on ground and surface water, and the concomitant risk to human health through disruptions to drinking water, have been the subject of intensive research, particularly for communities with high quality source water supplies that originate in forested watersheds. Observed and modelled impacts include changes to the quantity of water available, as well as changes in water quality. Of particular concern are the anticipated increases in frequency of sudden shifts between high- vs. low-flow conditions, as well as rapidly changing and increasingly variable water quality, which may pose a severe challenge for drinking water treatment, particularly in small water systems.

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Communicating Health Risk Uncertainty: Busting the myths

BCCDC Grand Rounds Environmental Health Seminar Series

Communicating Health Risk Uncertainty: Busting the myths

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Quantitative Risk Assessment: An Overview and Discussion of Emerging Issues

Risk Communication (2011)

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2011 National Conference

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Risk Communication (2009)

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch 2009 Conference

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Using Comparative Analysis as a Tool for Evidence-based Policy

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) 2010 Summer Institute

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Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental Health

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch 2010 Conference

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