Water quality is a universal concern, from lead pollution in Washington, D.C. and Flint, Michigan to fecal contamination in poor developing countries. Water quality affects development across sectors - from public health to nutrition, from agriculture to social resilience, from environment to natural resources and poverty. Yet the wide array of possible contaminants, testing methods and treatment options can be bewildering to researchers and project managers alike.
Dr. Mark Sobsey from the University of North Carolina will present on the importance of microbial water quality analysis in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, highlight key water quality parameters from a health perspective, outline innovative testing methods in low-resource contexts and discuss emerging and alternative treatment methods.
The presentation will be followed by a short overview of recent applications of water quality testing in World Bank projects and research in Liberia, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The event will conclude with a question & answer session to ask everything you’ve always wanted to know about Water Quality Testing.