Workshop at the 2016 Water Microbiology Conference

Session Purpose:

RM 2015waterMicro

Dr. Robert Metcalf and PML

The world largely ignores the chronic epidemic of waterborne diseases among more than 1 billion people living in low income countries. As microbiology is the key to understanding waterborne diseases, microbiologists are uniquely positioned to take the lead in raising awareness of this chronic epidemic and in presenting practical strategies low income communities could use to eliminate waterborne diseases.

The first part of the workshop will cover two practical water testing methods currently used in low resource areas: the Portable Microbiology Laboratory (PML), and the Aquagenx Compartment Bag Test (CBT).

The second part of the workshop will introduce disinfection methods, their strengths and weaknesses. The last part of the workshop will present the ongoing Friends of the Old (FOTO) Goal is Zero project in Lower Nyakach, Kenya.

LH 2015WaterMicro

Lisa Hirsh and CBT

Organized by:

International Water and Health Alliances


May 19, 2016


8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.


Dr. Robert Metcalf, International Water and Health Alliances
Lisa Hirsh, Aquagenx

Conference Location & Registration:

Chapel Hill, North Carolina:

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