Search




Category: Health and Emergency Services

What effects do cytotoxins in drinking water have? The challenge The UK is a densely populated small island. Its small rivers allow limited dilution of any chemical that enters …
The UK is a densely populated small island. Its small rivers allow limited dilution of any chemical that enters them. Because of this, aquatic life here faces more risk of exposure to pharmaceuticals than in most developed nations. http://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/health-emergency/cytotoxins/


View Post


Category: Health and Emergency Services

How can water quality in remote locations be tested quickly and cheaply? The challenge The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around a quarter of all humankind is ca…
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around a quarter of all humankind is carrying intestinal parasites, as a direct result of inadequate sanitation. http://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/health-emergency/water-quality-testing-remote/


View Post


Category: Health and Emergency Services

How can clean drinking water be provided without water infrastructure? The challenge Clean drinking water is essential to life. However, there are many areas of the undeveloped …
Clean drinking water is essential to life. However, there are many areas of the undeveloped world where people are still drinking water that is contaminated, either because the proper water infrastructure is not in place or because disasters, environmenta… http://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/health-emergency/water-infrastructure/


View Post


Category: Health and Emergency Services

How can drinking water quality be monitored on-line? The challenge In England and Wales, the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) has responsibility for checking that water compani…
In England and Wales, the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) has responsibility for checking that water companies supply water that is safe to drink and meets regulatory standards. http://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/health-emergency/online-drinking/


View Post


Category: Health and Emergency Services

Could chemicals discharged from sewage works endanger human or ecosystem health? The challenge Point source discharges of pollutants from sewage works or industry are responsibl…
Point source discharges of pollutants from sewage works or industry are responsible for 16% of failures by rivers to meet WFD targets, and at high concentrations may be damaging to wildlife and human health. http://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/health-emergency/chemicals-sewage/


View Post


Category: Health and Emergency Services

How can health risks from arsenic be identified and reduced? The challenge In many parts of the world groundwater is used for drinking, cooking and irrigating crops, and the lev…
In many parts of the world groundwater is used for drinking, cooking and irrigating crops, and the level of arsenic it contains is a major health risk. Continual exposure to high concentrations of arsenic in water can result in people developing cancers, … http://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/health-emergency/groundwater-arsenic/


View Post


Category: Health and Emergency Services

How can water quality be continuously monitored? The challenge Monitoring water quality, and early detection of unwanted toxins, is essential in a wide range of areas including …
Monitoring water quality, and early detection of unwanted toxins, is essential in a wide range of areas including public and industrial water supplies, wastewater discharges from industry, and the output of wastewater treatment plants. http://www.wskep.net/index.php/waterr2b/sectors/health-emergency/continuous-monitoring/


View Post