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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar: Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water

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BC Centre for Disease Control

Tom Cox Boardroom

Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2

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The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health invites you to attend the upcoming Environmental Health Seminar. Webinar instructions will be included in the confirmation email. A recording of this webinar will be posted on the NCCEH website.


Title: Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water in Canada, Key issues for Public Health

Presenter: Juliette O'Keeffe, Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH

Summary: The NCCEH has undertaken an evidence review of Cyanobacteria and Drinking Water: Occurrence, risks, management and knowledge gaps for public health. This presentation will provide the highlights of the report.

Title: Challenges and a Pilot Study on Cyanobacteria and Small Drinking Water Systems

Presenter: Victoria (Tory) Colling, Walkerton Clean Water Centre

Summary: There is a growing concern regarding cyanobacteria in surface waters and the risks of cyanobacteria entering our drinking water treatment systems. This webinar will discuss the challenges and knowledge gaps for treating cyanobacteria in small drinking water systems and summarize the results of a pilot testing project. The Centre’s pilot testing project investigated the effect of small drinking water treatment technologies on the removal of cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins using a natural bloom event.

Speaker Bios:

Juliette O'Keeffe, Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH

Juliette joined the NCCEH as a KT Scientist in 2018, with her main portfolio including emerging issues in drinking water. Her previous experience includes research for industry and government in the areas of rural drinking water, wastewater treatment, waste management and resource efficiency at the Urban Water Technology Centre in Dundee, Scotland.

Victoria (Tory) Colling, Walkerton Clean Water Centre

Tory supports the development and delivery of pilot testing and training courses at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre. She specializes in the effect of cyanobacteria on drinking water systems and has experience studying cyanobacteria and other harmful algae blooms. She has her Master’s Degree in Biology from Western University.

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