Potable Water Reuse: Balancing Health and Sustainability
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Reuse of wastewater supplies can augment a quarter of the drinking water needs in some communities. Advanced technologies provide higher levels of treatment to ensure safe and consistent quality. […]
New Laws Provide Benefits to Camp Lejeune Veterans Following...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD In the 1980s, water supplies at one of the United States’ premiere military bases was found to be contaminated with (then unregulated) waste chemicals from industrial operations. Since that […]
A One Health Approach to Safe Drinking Water
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD One Health is an emerging scientific discipline that focuses on the relationship among humans, animals and the environment relative to health and disease development. Given that the majority of […]
Disparities in Drinking Water
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD The term disparities indicates a difference or lack of equality between groups. Today this term is frequently targeted toward healthcare delivery gaps but disparities are also evident relative to […]
Wildfires and Water Quality
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD According to the USGS, about 80 percent of the fresh water supplies in the United States originate on forestlands. Protection of these supplies from both natural and man-made threats […]
The Growing Raw Water Trend: Healthy Innovation or Deadly Pr...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Water treatment professionals may not have seen this coming but the new ‘raw water’ trend is making headlines around the US and beyond. Proponents of the trend, which encourages […]
Hepatitis A: Emerging Illness and Potential Waterborne Route...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD A recent outbreak of hepatitis A has been identified in multiple regions of the US, prompting activation of emergency response centers and increased surveillance. Historically, hepatitis A virus (HAV) […]
Recent Increase in Documented US Waterborne Disease Outbreak...
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD On November 10, 2017 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a review of the causes of waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water in the US […]
Assessment of Waterborne Leptosporosis Infections
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD As we continue to learn how to better prepare for future disasters, we must consider the impact of contaminated drinking water and the need for point-of-use treatment solutions. The […]
Growing Global Acceptance of Potable Reuse Water
By Kelly A. Reynolds, MSPH, PhD Climate change scenarios predict that almost half the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030. Increasing population and unpredictable rainfall is driving the […]