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IWA HRWM Specialist Group, Austrian Society for Hygiene, Microbiology and Preventive Medicine (ÖGHMP), Interuniversity Cooperation Centre (ICC) Water and Health

IWA Health Related Water Microbiology

Vienna, Austria // 15 September 2019 - 20 September 2019

This year one of the most important congresses in the field of water hygiene and microbiology of the International Water Association (IWA) will take place in Vienna with participants from all over the world.

The quality of water used for drinking, irrigation, aquaculture, food processing or recreational purposeshas a significant impact on public health on a global scale. Faecal pollution is a primary health concern inthe environment, in water and in food. The development of new indicators of faecal contamination, sourcetracking, risk, treatment, will also be a topic that is being discussed. Main topics include among othersresearch on pathogenic bacteria, parasites and viruses, microbial indicators, modelling associated risk andmicrobial source tracking tools, as well as water treatment and disinfection, water reuse, recreational water,water management in disaster situations and extreme events, antimicrobial resistance, as well as waterquality and infection control in health care facilities. Contributions related to the UN SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDG) are particularly welcome. The IWA Young Water Professionals( will be an active part in the symposium organizationand program and are especially encouraged to participate. Workshops are under preparation on the topics“Biological risks of WWTP workers”, “QMRA_catch Approach” and in cooperation with WHO “AntimicrobialResistance” and "Bacteriophages as indicators in water management".

Deadline Abstract submission: 15. April 2019

Language: english

Start of registration: 07 March 2019

Deadline for registration: 15 September 2019

Status: completed

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Contributed by Danubis on 07 March 2019