WQ1402:             Broadening the National Dialogue on Public Health and Water Quality

Speaker:              Rula A. Deeb, PhD, BCEEM


This presentation will highlight the benefits of leveraging cross-disciplinary knowledge, resources, and communication channels on water quality and public health. Several examples of media coverage of water quality issues and the response from public health officials and water quality practitioners will be presented to give attendees an understanding of the perspectives of water quality and public health groups, common understandings, and technical challenges. Come away with techniques and recommendations to more effectively and consistently communicate with the public about water quality issues.