Global Conference on Microbial Contaminants in Drinking Water 2009 is designed to provide an interactive and widespread forum for the exchange of up to date information and cutting-edge ideas relating to this critical public health issue. The conference is being organized by American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Public Utilities Board (PUB) of Singapore. It will bring together international experts in public health management and waterborne disease surveillance, addressing waterborne disease issues from source to tap. The conference will focus on major areas such as human health, risk and policy issues, detection technology, treatment and management strategies, tropical water quality issues, water security, disaster management and response.
The Global Conference on Microbial Contaminants in Drinking Water 2009 Singapore will cover the following topics:
- Human Health, Risk and Policy Issues - The new and existing pathogens and their infectivity and early outbreak detection and epidemics, QMRA (Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment), climate change, and potable reuse issues.
- Detection Technology - Advancements made in innovative and improvement in existing methods for pathogen and toxin detections and their rapidness as well as potential for online applications.
- Treatment and Management Issues - Advanced Drinking Water Treatment Strategies, New and Existing Indicators and Surrogates, Alternative and Integrated Disinfection Options, Ozone, UV and Membrane for Disinfection Applications, and Pathogen Removal Challenges and Issues.
- Tropical Water Quality Issues - Microbial source tracking methods that are currently used to predict and identify the sources of microbial contamination and research on tropical waterborne pathogens, and on comparing disease causing agents under tropical versus those under other climate conditions.
- Disaster Planning & Management Issues - Source water protection against microbial contamination, monitoring strategies, risk communication during disasters and emergency response, infrastructure protection, and other preparedness issues for water safety and security.
The targeted visitors at the Global Conference on Microbial Contaminants in Drinking Water 2009 are:
- Water industry professionals
- Public health professionals
- Regulatory agency staff
- Water quality professionals
American Water Works Association (AWWA)