The sustainable supply of contaminant-free drinking water requires a multi-faceted approach. This includes an understanding of fate and transport of the contaminant, the importance of diet, and the suitability of alternative water sources. Robust, simple technologies are necessary, but major hurdles are often encountered in the form of economics, logistics, and human preferences and behavior.
"Toward sustainable safe drinking water supply in developing countries:
the challenges of geogenic contaminants and mitigation measures"
The main topics will be:
- health challenges for mitigation
- fluoride and arsenic mitigation options
- behaviour change / acceptance
- public - private partnerships
Call for abstracts - for oral and poster presentations - is out, and the deadlines for submission are below:
Abstract deadline…….August 1, 2012
Notification of acceptance…….September 15, 2012
Conference…….February 5-7, 2013 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
See the Conference website for more information.