Time: 3:45-5:00 p.m. EST
Title: “Innovations in WaSH Technology to Improve Performance, Access, Acceptance and Sustainability: An Academic’s Experience.”
Where: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
An important focus of this research is to combine microbial detection of pathogens (and microbial indicators for them) in these media with human health effects studies (such as diarrheal disease prevalence and incidence) in populations exposed to these media in order to quantify disease risks and burdens, devise and evaluate interventions to reduce these risks, such as water treatment processes that reduce pathogen, and use this information to conduct risk assessments and inform policy decisions for risk management.This research shifts the axis of the University to work that informs integrated environmental decision-making and influences State, national and global policy on water, sanitation and health.
Dr. Mark D. Sobsey, inventor of the Aquagenx Compartment Bag Test (CBT), is Kenan Distinguished Professor, Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.