A New Online Training Program: Preventing Legionnaires’ Di...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Increasing rates of largely preventable Legionella outbreaks have prompted new standards and guidelines on reducing risks through education and training. A new and free, online training program is available […]
Risk-Management Strategies to Reduce Waterborne Disease
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Every year on March 22, we celebrate World Water Day around the globe. This year’s theme is Leaving No One Behind. World Water Day serves as a reminder that […]
Drinking Water, Downpours and Disease
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Adverse health effects associated with heavy rainfall events have been documented globally. Seasonal rains are commonly identified as precursors to increased surface water and groundwater contamination potentials and a […]
Salivirus: New Hazard Found in Water Associated with Human I...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD A new virus has been isolated from environmental waters and sewage and associated with acute diarrheal disease on every continent. Clusters of cases in newborn babies and infections in […]
The Future of Water Quality and Sustainability
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD A new report published by the National Academies Press highlights recommendations for future US water priorities and provides direction for the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Water Mission Area (WMA) […]
POU Devices for Risk Mitigation
By Kim Redden, MWS, MPH, Eric Yeggy, MWS and Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD There are several water quality issues that are uniquely suited to a POU or POE solution. The Water Quality Association (WQA) […]
New Studies Confirm Dangerously High Arsenic Exposures from ...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Arsenic contamination in drinking water has been a recognized problem for decades. In fact, it was one of the first regulated drinking water contaminants. In 1942, the US Public […]
Developing Predictive Models to Quantify Future POU Needs an...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD and Marc Verhougstraete, PhD At press time, the rainfall from hurricane Florence ceased in North Carolina but the storm’s impact on the nearby residents remains far from complete. At […]
Finished Water Storage and Quality Concerns
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD The municipal drinking-water distribution system is a complex delivery network designed to provide adequate potable water needs to entire communities. Much information has been published relative to concerns of […]
Ozone: Changing the Landscape of Waterborne Outbreaks
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Ozone disinfection applications have been instrumental in preventing waterborne outbreaks due to drinking and recreational water exposures. Although not a new technology, the benefits of such advanced oxidation practices […]