Call for nominations

Nominations are open to fill the following positions on the HRWM Management Committee:

  1. Secretary to serve for four years (2017 – 2021)
  2. Vice Chair – to serve for 6 consecutive years ; two years as Vice-chair, another two as Chair and finally two years as Immediate Past-Chair (2017 – 2023)

Nominations should be clearly marked and sent to Rosina: rgirones@ub.edu and Gary: gary.toranzos@upr.edu Nominations close on 20 November 2016.
Nominees will be alerted and names of nominees will be published in the March 2017 Newsletter, together with a call for votes , two months prior to WaterMicro in May 2017.

WaterMicro2017

The 19th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology is organized by the International Water Society (IWA) Specialist Group on Health-Related Water Microbiology (HRWM) biennially. In 2017, the Symposium will run concurrently with the annual Water Microbiology Conference to create a forum for researchers and practitioners focused on microbiology and public health to come together around the intersection of the two. The Conference will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from May 15 – 19, 2017. The Conference will blend interactive workshops with scientific symposia and poster socials, offering participants a variety of opportunities to exchange ideas, debate challenging topics and explore potential collaborations. The focus will be on water microbiology from watershed to human exposure including current concerns in recreational waters, shellfish harvesting waters, emerging technologies and quantitative tools. IWA members will be able to participate in all Water Microbiology Conference sessions as well as several exclusive to members of the IWA Specialist Group on Health-related Water Microbiology.

Abstract Submissions due: January 15, 2017
Early-bird Registration due: January 15, 2017
Side Events submission due: January 15, 2017
Willie Grabow Young Investigator Award, application due: January 10, 2017

More information, including the call for abstracts, accommodation details, and registration will be available soon!

See WaterMicro2017 for details.