Understanding the connections between water contamination and human health, especially in the context of climate change, is critical to evaluating exposure risk and identifying next steps to eliminating these risks to all people.
On June 14-16, a free virtual workshop will address three main themes: chemicals of emerging concern, arsenic in water resources and the intersection between chemical pollution and climate change.
“Access to clean water is critical to the health and well-being of all life on Earth,” said Catherine Propper, a professor in Northern Arizona University’s Department of Biological Sciences. “Yet, both natural and human-created chemical contamination increasingly challenges the safety and availability of the water supply. Addressing these challenges will take interactive cross-disciplinary efforts. We hope this workshop will lead to development of such collaborations.”
Keynote speaker Gabriel Filippelli, director of the Center for Urban Health at Indiana University and editor-in-chief of the journal GeoHealth, will introduce the event and discuss “big questions and lessons learned” on the last day.
Throughout the three-day event, nine distinguished speakers from academic institutions, government agencies and industry will address these topics.