Water

Apply for NACCHO’s WASH Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup

NACCHO is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Preparedness and Response Workgroup. Having access to clean and safe water during and after emergencies is vital for all communities. When events…

CDC Activates Emergency Operations Center for Hurricane Florence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Wednesday, September 12 to coordinate 24/7 all CDC activities for public health needs before, during, and after Hurricane Florence, including the…

EPA Researchers Partner with WaterStep to Deliver Clean Water During Emergencies

After extreme weather events like hurricanes, water systems can flood, inhibiting their ability to provide safe drinking water to communities. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) saw a need for portable water treatment systems to provide…

Technologies to Reduce PFAS in Drinking Water: An EPA Research Perspective

By Lahne Mattas-Curry, Science Communications Staff, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Communities across the country have been challenged by per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), a group of man-made chemicals that have been used for decades…

Submit an Abstract for the Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems Virtual Conference

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is hosting the EnSafe: Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems virtual conference on October 16-17, 2018. EnSafe brings professionals together in a unique environment to exchange information, ideas, and…

Request for Comment on Proposed Fluoridation Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a proposed operational control range around optimal fluoride concentration in community water systems that adjust fluoride, and monthly adherence to that range. The proposed operational control…