International Water Association, Specialist Group
HEALTH-RELATED WATER MICROBIOLOGY
Journal of Water and Health
February 2017; Vol. 15, No. 1
Limiting swimming pool outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis – the roles of regulations, staff, patrons and research
Una Ryan, Sheleigh Lawler, and Simon Reid
Psychosocial impacts of the lack of access to water and sanitation in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review
Elijah Bisung and Susan J. Elliott
Cardiovascular diseases and hard drinking waters: implications from a systematic review with meta-analysis of case-control studies
Vincenza Gianfredi, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Daniele Nucci, Milena Villarini, and Massimo Moretti
Source tracking of Enterococcus moraviensis and E. haemoperoxidus
Maja Taučer-Kapteijn, Wim Hoogenboezem, Remco Hoogenboezem, Sander de Haas, and Gertjan Medema
Occurrence of heavy metals and contaminants on the surface of adjacent rivers
Warita Alves de Melo, Carla Afonso da Silva Bitencourt Braga, and Lilian Carla Carneiro
Equilibrium and kinetics study on removal of arsenate ions from aqueous solution by CTAB/TiO2 and starch/CTAB/TiO2 nanoparticles: a comparative study
Pankaj Gogoi, Debasish Dutta, and Tarun Kr. Maji
Accuracy, precision, usability, and cost of portable silver test methods for ceramic filter factories
Rhiana D. Meade, Anna L. Murray, Anjuliee M. Mittelman, Justine Rayner, and Daniele S. Lantagne
Safe drinking water and waterborne outbreaks
N. A. Moreira and M. Bondelind
Radon-222 from different sources of water and the assessment of health hazard
Janet A. Ademola and Oluwaferanmi R. Ojeniran
Characterization and toxicity of a phosphate-binding exobiopolymer produced by Acinetobacter haemolyticus MG606
Taranpreet Kaur and Moushumi Ghosh
Assessment of groundwater quality and health risk in drinking water basin using GIS
Şehnaz Şener, Erhan Şener, and Ayşen Davraz
Assessment of carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles loaded clays as adsorbents for removal of bacterial contaminants from water sources
M. E. M. Hassouna, M. A. ElBably, Asmaa N. Mohammed, and M. A. G. Nasser
Ceramic pot filters lifetime study in coastal Guatemala
C. Salvinelli, A. C. Elmore, B. R. García Hernandez, and K. D. Drake
Application of quantitative real-time PCR compared to filtration methods for the enumeration of Escherichia coli in surface waters within Vietnam
Pierangeli G. Vital, Nguyen Thi Van Ha, Le Thi Hong Tuyet, and Kenneth W. Widmer
Norovirus genogroups I and II in environmental water samples from Belém city, Northern Brazil
Dielle Monteiro Teixeira, Paula Katharine de Pontes Spada, Lena Líllian Canto de Sá Morais, Tulio Machado Fumian, Ian Carlos Gomes de Lima, Darleise de Souza Oliveira, Renato da Silva Bandeira, Tereza Cristina Monteiro Gurjão, Maísa Silva de Sousa, Joana D’Arc Pereira Mascarenhas, and Yvone Benchimol Gabbay
Removal of human pathogenic viruses in a down-flow hanging sponge (DHS) reactor treating municipal wastewater and health risks associated with utilization of the effluent for agricultural irrigation
Water Research, Volume 110, 1 March 2017, Pages 389-398.
Naohiro Kobayashi, Mamoru Oshiki, Toshihiro Ito, Takahiro Segawa, Masashi Hatamoto, Tsuyoshi Kato, Takashi Yamaguchi, Kengo Kubota, Masanobu Takahashi, Akinori Iguchi, Tadashi Tagawa, Tsutomu Okubo, Shigeki Uemura, Hideki Harada, Toshiki Motoyama, Nobuo Araki, Daisuke Sano
Elimination of Naegleria fowleri from bulk water and biofilm in an operational drinking water distribution system
Water Research, Volume 110, 1 March 2017, Pages 15-26.
Haylea C. Miller Matthew J. Morgan, Jason T. Wylie, Anna H. Kaksonen, David Sutton, Kalan Braun, Geoffrey J. Puzon
Water Research, Volume 110, 1 March 2017, Pages 120–132.
Bing Wu, Rong Wang, Anthony G. Fane
The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia), was the global event for water professionals covering the full water cycle in 2016. This report highlights the conclusions, key messages and outcomes to emerge from five days of critical discussions and debates into the future of sustainable water management.
Water Research, Volume 111, 15 March 2017, Pages 366–374
Sorina E. Eftim, Tao Hong, Jeffrey Soller, Alexandria Boehm, Isaac Warren, Audrey Ichida, Sharon P. Nappier
Diversity of DNA viruses in effluents of membrane bioreactors in Traverse City, MI (USA) and La Grande Motte (France)
Water Research, Volume 111, 15 March 2017, Pages 338–345
Evan O’Brien, Mariya Munir, Terence Marsh, Marc Heran, Geoffroy Lesage, Volodymyr V. Tarabara, Irene Xagoraraki
A total of 420 deaths due to cholera were reported in Haiti in 2016, an increase of 41 percent compared to 2015. According to data released on 29 Dec 2016 by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the disease also affected 39 000 persons [in Haiti] in 2016.
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Are you interested in playing a more active role as a young water professional, specifically in the IWA Health Related Water Microbiology Specialist Group? Well now is your chance. Please familiarise yourself with the rules of the game at:
Please email your interest and specific ideas to email@example.com
You will then be included in a mailing list specifically for HRWM SG YWP and you will then be contacted to form part of the forum to generate ideas towards WaterMicro 2017.
Nominations are open to fill the following positions on the HRWM Management Committee:
- Secretary to serve for four years (2017 – 2021)
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org and Gary: email@example.com 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.
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.
Prof. Joan B. Rose, Ph.D. from Michigan State University was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize for her extended contribution to public health and water quality research. She is a true ambassador for the HRWM research field! The Stockholm Water Prize Nominating Committee said that “The nexus of water-related microbiology, water quality and public health is rife with uncertainty – in both theory and practice. The world is blessed with few individuals who can tackle the increasing and changing challenges to clean water and health, starting from state-of-the-art science through dedicated and original research, then moving to professional dissemination, effective lobbying of the legislative arena, influencing practitioners, and raising the general awareness. Joan Rose is the leading example of this extremely rare blend of talents.” She was awarded the prize by the King of Sweden at a special banquet during the Stockholm Water Week. Congratulations from the HRWM Specialist Group on this accomplishment!
Water-Related Disease News
- Linking antibiotic resistance gene patterns with advanced faecal pollution assessment and environmental key parameters along 2300 km of the Danube River
- Metabolic response of bacterial community to sodium hypochlorite and ammonia nitrogen affected the antibiotic resistance genes in pipelines biofilm
- Mutation-driven resistance development in wastewater E. coli upon low-level cephalosporins: Pharmacophore contribution and novel mechanism
- A new Bayesian approach for managing bathing water quality at river bathing locations vulnerable to short-term pollution
- Enterobacteria in anaerobic digestion of dairy cattle wastewater: Assessing virulence and resistance for one health security
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- IWA HRWM SG Open Meeting at WaterMicro23 Darwin (June 8, 5PM) on
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- Identifying water quality and environmental factors that influence indicator and pathogen decay in natural surface waters on
- 3rd Regional IWA Diffuse Pollution Conference at Chiang Mai, Thailand (19-22 November 2018) on