Understanding Health issues related to water systems - focus on MENA region

Tuesday, 08 December 2020

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Date 08 December 2020
Time 10:00 - 11:00 CET (Delft time, UTC+1)
Symposium
Registry fee € Free
 

Description

Water quality has been greatly improved through licensing, enforcement, source control and treatment. Traditional water quality problems such as oxygen depletion, bacterial contamination and eutrophication are largely addressed in the industrialized world. However, we are facing upcoming challenges and risks such as:

  • Emerging substances including PFOA and PFOS that can threaten drinking water safety
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • (Nano) plastics
  • Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)
  • Complex interactions between these

In particular in regions with water scarcity where water reuse is important to meet the water demands, attention for these issues is essential.

Deltares likes to team-up with partners to strengthen the knowledge base for the relevant authorities to address and solve these challenges.

Related subthemes:

  • Water quality
  • Emerging pollutants
  • Plastics
  • Fate and transport of pollutants, pathogens, microbiology
  • Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)
  • Health impact, monitoring, modelling, early warning

Your speaker is Eline Boelee Senior Researcher and Advisor (water-environment-health interlinkages).

Dr Ir Eline Boelee is an all-round interdisciplinary scientist in water-health-ecosystems interlinkages, with twenty-eight years of experience in research for development. By linking broad ranges of actors and disciplines to jointly develop science-based responses to global challenges, she puts water at the centre and health as the ultimate development outcome.

Dr Boelee focusses on health and environmental impacts of water resources development. This includes impacts of agricultural, domestic and urban water use and management, floods, coastal areas and urban blue-green spaces; ecology and environmental control of water-related diseases; One Health approaches; multiple use water services and links to drinking water supply and sanitation; the water-energy-food nexus; water quality; and ecosystem services in agroecological landscapes. She embraces an inclusive approach, considering vulnerability of specific age and gender groups facing environmental challenges and effects of climate change.

She has lived and worked as a professional in Morocco, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia, with additional on-the-ground scientific research experience in e.g. Burkina Faso, Pakistan and Egypt.

 

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