Jul 28, 2015

World Aquatic Health Conference to Focus on Shaping the Future

The conference will offer educational and networking opportunities

National Swimming Pool Foundation World Aquatic Health Conference

The 12th World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) will host several educational events to help leaders shape the future of aquatics, pools and spas at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. The National Swimming Pool Foundation-hosted event will take place Oct. 7 to 9, 2015.

This scientific leadership conference promises a packed schedule and networking environment. In conjunction with the WAHC, there will be two other aquatic-related conferences before and after the WAHC at the same hotel. Vote on the Code 2015 by the Council of the Model Aquatic Health Code will be held Oct. 6 to 7.

The WAHC will then start with a keynote address by Olympian and legendary announcer, Rowdy Gaines on Thursday, Oct. 8. Following the end of WAHC will be the USA Swimming Build-A-Pool conference, Oct. 10 to 11.

“In addition to a spectrum of scientific seminars, the WAHC has become a hub to leadership events,” said Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of NSPF. “Science helps shed a light on the future, but the networking helps make it happen.”

This year’s conference theme is “Shaping the Future Through Aquatics.”  Seminars will focus on the most recent advances on health codes, Recreational Water Illness prevention, new industry technologies, advanced chemistry, disinfection byproduct prevention and drowning prevention. A new track on Market Growth will reveal market research on how to create demand for pools, spas, and aquatic facilities.  A series of short seminars on water immersion and activity health benefits will be presented to empower advocacy and growth.