Pathogens

nsf, ashrae, legionella, nsf 444, building water systems
Jul 6 2016
NSF Intl. and ASHRAE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) dedicated to protecting public health by establishing safe management practices...
legionella, legionairres, disease, infrastructure, removal, water, public
Jun 8 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines in the fight to prevent Legionnaires' disease. The publication of the...
Aug 6 2015
An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in New York City has prompted discussion about cooling towers’ role in the spread of Legionella bacteria and...
Water Environment Research Foundation ebola antibiotic resistance
Jun 4 2015
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) will begin new studies addressing Ebola and antibiotic resistance challenges. The Ebola outbreak has...
G. Ruffner Page Jr. McWane Inc. Ebola Liberia
May 6 2015
Although the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears to be slowing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited it as the largest Ebola...
International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens AWWA early registration
Mar 11 2015
The early registration deadline for the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) sixth International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens is March 16, 2015....
ge_biocide cooling towers
Jan 28 2015
Spectrus TD1100E is a non-oxidizing microbiological control agent used to kill or control growth of microbial populations in open evaporative cooling...
EPA, Pathogen, Research, Risk Assessment, SDWA, CWA
Jan 8 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing information to assist risk assessors and scientists in the development of rigorous and...
Dec 18 2014
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants...
Water Environment Research Foundation trace organic compounds pathogens
Nov 24 2014
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has awarded the University of Cincinnati, Southern Nevada Water Authority and Iowa State University...
Nov 21 2014
In testimony this week before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) President John Donahue...
Nov 11 2014
Every day, thousands of children die from preventable diseases because they lack access to proper sanitation, hygiene and clean drinking water....
CDC Naegleria Fowleri Website Updates
Jun 19 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Naegleria fowleri website has been updated with new information, including...
Jun 16 2014
Legionella occurs naturally in the environment and is most commonly found in water. These bacteria thrive in warmer environments, so they are often...
water missions intl_uganda_clean water
Feb 6 2014
On the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda there is a rural community called Maruba. Rain is rare, so the people of Maruba used to rely on the lake as...
Cleritas Blue Earth Labs Chemical Scale Control U.S. Patent Office
Oct 3 2013
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded U.S. Patent 8,518,270 directed to methods encompassing use of the Blue Earth Labs’ Clearitas (...
cooling tower_limescale buildup
Mar 20 2013
The Legionella bacterium, Legionella pneumophila — the fundamental agent of Legionnaires’ disease — is a water-based organism that causes infection...
EPA E. Coli Rule for Pathogens Drinking Water
Dec 21 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for E. coli to better...
Jun 19 2012
At its annual Subscriber Breakfast on June 11, the Water Research Foundation announced the inaugural winners of two new award programs. The Research...
May 3 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a list of 28 chemicals and two viruses that approximately 6,000 public water...