Water & Health Workshop

31 January 2018 09:00-17:00, Bristol, United Kingdom


Introduction
This workshop will have a keynote talk from Public Health England giving an overview of waterborne disease followed by presentations from companies and researchers showcasing the latest devices and sensor technologies that are able to rapidly detect microbiological and chemical contaminants

Approximately 60% of our body is water which is vital for our bodies to function. We have come to expect clean water for drinking and for our daily living and to maintain a health lifestyle. Clean water and healthy food are seen as critical elements in ensuring a healthy nation, reducing the burden on the NHS. Our health can be put at risk if our water supplies become polluted or contaminated with bacteria, toxins or other chemicals and heavy metals.

In ensuring that the health of the nation is given priority, the EPSRC have identified a “Healthy Nation” as one of their Prosperity Outcomes of the strategy and delivery plan up to 2020. The EPSRC identifies that the development of new technologies materials will enhance our ability to predict, detect and treat disease.

The application of new sensing technologies along with more traditional approaches and the application of connected systems can be used for the early detection of microbial pathogens and toxic chemicals preventing disease and ensuring the supply of clean water protecting the population from disease and contribute towards a healthy nation.


A limited number of table top displays are available at £128 each - please  contact event organiser for more information.
Venue
University of the West of England

Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of the West of England, University of the West of England, Filton Rd, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8QZ, United Kingdom

Organised by
RSC Water Science Forum
The Institution of Chemical Engineers ​Waters Interest Group
Society of Chemical Industry
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