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#CWNSYP Webinar: Water Rights in Canada from an Indigenous and Legal Perspective

Topics: Water
Join us for a webinar that highlights Indigenous and legal perspectives on rights to water in Canada. Leslee White-Eye, former Chief and specialist in Indigenous governance and education policy, will…
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2020 UNC Water And Health Conference: Science, Policy And Practice

Topics: Water
The UNC Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy and Practice will be held October 26 – 30, 2020 virtually from the comfort of your home or office. The conference will explore drinking water…
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American Public Health Association (APHA) - Drinking Water and Lead Service Lines: Partnering to Protect Public Health

Lead exposure contributes to cognitive impairments, behavioral problems and lowered IQ. While there is no safe level of lead exposure, lead can be found in dust in our homes, air, soil, and drinking…
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Appreciating and applying metal in drinking water guidelines

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 81st Annual National Educational ConferenceNational and International agencies establish drinking water guidelines based on objectives which…
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BCIT Environmental Health Student Presentations 2017

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or…
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Cemetery Setback Distances to Prevent Surface Water Contamination

Primary inquiry: In Canada, as in many other countries, cemeteries are required to be setback a certain distance from waterbodies to protect drinking water sources from contaminated liquids that can…
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Characteristics of small residential and commercial water systems that influence their likelihood of being on drinking water advisories in rural British Columbia, Canada

Health officials often lack information about characteristics that predict which water systems are most likely to be placed on and to persist on drinking water advisories (e.g. health warnings…
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Chlorination Disinfection By-Products in Drinking Water

The challenge of judging and managing public health risks “caused by” chlorination disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water is likely the most complex issue faced by the drinking water…
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Citizen Science Programs at the Centers for Oceans and Human Health

The NIEHS and the National Science Foundation have created the Oceans and Human Health (OHH) program, which emphasizes research on harmful algal blooms (HABs), infectious microbes (Vibrio bacteria),…
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City of Vancouver – Protecting Public Health Through Architectural Design: Legionella Awareness and Prevention

Topics: Water
Legionnaires’ disease is the leading cause of waterborne illness and death in the United States. It is preventable with proper design and maintenance. This seminar will discuss Vancouver Building By-…
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Climate Atlas of Canada: A resource for environmental public health

Overview of the Climate Atlas of Canada Climate determines almost everything about how we live. With our climate changing, many systems that we rely on (ecological, economic, social) will be…
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Coastal waters, fresh water and other untreated recreational water venues

Recreational water venues such as oceans, lakes, and rivers, attract large numbers of users. Usage is higher in the summer months, although recreational water activities such as swimming, water…
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Community Water Fluoridation in Canada – Trends, Benefits, and Risks (University of Guelph Master of Public Health Program)

Cooling Tower Registries and Building Water Management Plans: Strategies to combat Legionnaires’ Disease

There’s something in the aerosols Devices that aerosolize water can increase the risk of exposure to Legionella bacteria through inhalation, leading to serious illness such as Legionnaires’ disease…
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Cyanobacteria - Tapping into the risks to drinking water

What do dog deaths in Fredericton, a State of Emergency in Salem, Oregon, and vacuuming lakes in Florida all have in common? All of these events over the past year have been triggered by microscopic…
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Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water: Occurrence, Risks, Management and Knowledge Gaps for Public Health

With warming temperatures due to climate change and increased nutrient loads to freshwater systems, the occurrence of harmful algal blooms, largely associated with toxin-producing cyanobacteria, is…
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Cyanobacteria and their toxins in Canadian waters: guidelines from Health Canada

This webinar will present the updated Guideline for Canadian Drinking Water Quality on cyanobacterial toxins. It will discuss the recommended approaches to responding to potential risk from these…
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Cyanobacteria in Freshwater

What are cyanobacteria? Are cyanoblooms preventable? Who is at risk and how does exposure occur? Is there testing for cyanotoxins?This NCCEH document provides a brief outline of these key questions…
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Cyanobacteria in Freshwater

Cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae, are naturally occurring microscopic organisms found in fresh, brackish, or marine water that can release cyanotoxins into freshwater systems. These…
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