Aquavalens Special sessions will take place on Tuesday, October 24th, from 14:00 to at least 18:00, in PR4: Room Salle I.
As part of the S2Small conference, the Aquavalens special session will run a series of linked talks from 7 Researchers in this EU FP7 funded research. The latest program for the workshop is as follows:
« Developments in the microbial monitoring of small water supplies »
The talks and workshop will present results of the AQUAVALENS research project as they apply to the monitoring of the microbial safety of small drinking water supplies. The initial presentation will discuss the risks associated with small drinking water systems in Europe and present evidence that such systems are one of the major threats to public health from drinking water. We will then discuss a number of the technologies developed within the AQUAVALENS consortium that may be applicable to the microbial monitoring of small water systems including pathogen detection. We will also present recent work on the role of water safety plans in small systems. This will be followed by a facilitated general discussion of the potential value of the technologies in water safety plans and water management of small water systems.
1. Robert Pitchers: Protecting the health of Europeans by improving methods for the detection of pathogens in drinking water and water used in food preparation. How to better assess risk and control safety in water supplies. [20 mins]
2. Ricardo Santos: Small water systems across Europe: overview and technical approach. [20 mins].
3. Ana Pereira: Integrated Stand-alone Treatment Stations: a solutions for microbiological problems in Small Water Systems. [20 mins]
4. Silvia Monteiro: Microbiological quality of small water supplies across Europe: can we trust the traditional indicators? [20 mins]
5. Alma López-Avilés: Do AQUAVALENS analytical methods meet the expectations of both the users of the technologies and water consumers? Talk based on large water and small water users. [20mins]
6. Paul Hunter: Epidemiological studies of health risks associated with small drinking water supplies. [20mins]
7. Maria Gunnarsdottir: Water safety plans in small water supplies. [20 minutes]
Using a WSP to safeguard water in rural communities of less than 5,000 inhabitants.
The Aquavalens Project is funded by the EU FP7 programme.