Nov 26, 2014

World Aquatic Health Conference Set for October

The conference includes seminars on public health code, recreational water illness prevention, facility management, advanced chemistry, drowning prevention and fear, health benefits and new industrial technology

World Aquatic Health Conference National Swimming Pool Foundation

For the 12th consecutive year, global recreational water leaders will gather at the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), slated for Oct. 7 to 9, 2015. The conference will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz. In addition, the first biannual meeting of the Conference of the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will take place Oct. 6 to 7 at the resort. The CMAHC serves the role of collecting, assessing and relaying national input needed on the MAHC.

The WAHC spotlights advances that can generate growth for the aquatic field and industry. Seminars on public health code, recreational water illness prevention, facility management, advanced chemistry, drowning prevention and fear, health benefits and new industrial technology are some of the topics covered each year. A scientific poster session, lunch roundtables and tabletop displays presented by nonprofit organizations and conference sponsors fill the two-day event. Academic, industry and government experts share the latest research to understand emerging issues, exchange ideas and formulate future plans.

Nearly 400 people representing a record number of states (42) and countries (12) traveled to the WAHC in 2014. Attendees from the U.S., Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Iceland, Mexico, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine and the U.K. participated in the global aquatic research forum. Fifty-one percent were new attendees. The WAHC is tailored for people involved in all areas of aquatics, including aquatic facilities, service providers, consultants, parks and recreation, water parks, manufacturers, academia, associations, builders, community organizations, distributors, hotels, government, health/medical, retail and media.

The World Aquatic Health Conference will again be hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation with pre- and post-conference events and leadership meetings to be announced. A call for papers reminds those interested in presenting a poster or paper at the WAHC to submit no later than Jan. 31, 2015.

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