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WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality and other Information

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From: Water Sanitation List [mailto:WATERSANITATION@WHO.INT] On Behalf Of Siberry-Dumenil, Janet
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Subject: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health, No. 118 (15 April 2010)

Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health
Newsletter N°118 /15 April 2010

WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality
In developing the fourth edition of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, the draft chemical background documents have been prepared:

Atrazine and its Metabolites in Drinking-water. Comments on the background document should be sent to Closing date for receiving comments: 28 May 2010.

Spinosad DT in Drinking-water: Use for Vector Control in Drinking-water Sources and Containers. Comments should be sent to Closing date for receiving comments: 30 May 2010.

The following chemical background documents have been finalized:

Temephos in Drinking-water -

Cyanide in Drinking-water -

Cyanogen Chloride in Drinking-water

Call for Papers: "Managing Drinking Water Safety for Public Health", Malaysia,  24 November 2010

WHO is co-sponsoring this global conference, organized by IWA and the Malaysian Water Association, focusing on urban, community and household level water management. Water safety interventions within other specific settings, such as health care facilities and schools, are also being addressed. The deadline for receipt of papers is 30 April.

More information at:

Journal of Water and Health
WHO and IWA Publishing collaborate in the Journal of Water and Health.
Click on the links below to view abstracts of some of the papers included in the latest issue of the journal

The degradation of diethyl phthalate (DEP) during ozonation: oxidation by-products study
Yeon Jung Jung, Byung Soo Oh, Kyoung Suk Kim, Minoru Koga, Ryota Shinohara and Joon-Wun Kang

A Cryptosporidium hominis outbreak in North-West Wales associated with low oocyst counts in treated drinking-water
B. W. Mason, R. M. Chalmers, D. Carnicer-Pont and D. P. Casemore

Detection of Cryptosporidium species and sources of contamination with Cryptosporidium hominis during a waterborne outbreak in north west Wales
Rachel M. Chalmers, Guy Robinson, Kristin Elwin, Stephen J. Hadfield, Euron Thomas, John Watkins, David Casemore and David Kay.......... 311-325

Reducing the impact of summer cattle grazing on water quality in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California: a proposal
Robert W. Derlet, Charles R. Goldman and Michael J. Connor

Knowledge of measures to safeguard harvested rainwater quality in rural domestic households
David Baguma, Willibald Loiskandl, Ika Darnhofer, Helmut Jung and Michael Hauser

Analysis of the evolution in the circulation of HAV and HEV in Eastern Spain by testing urban sewage samples
Jesus Rodriguez-Manzano, Marize Miagostovich, Ayalkibet Hundesa, Pilar Clemente-Casares, Anna Carratala, Maria Buti, Rosend Jardi, Rosina Girones

Assessment of E. coli and Salmonella spp. infection risks associated with different fecal sludge disposal practices in Thailand
A. Yajima and T. Koottatep

Estimators of annual probability of infection for quantitative microbial risk assessment
N. Karavarsamis and A. J. Hamilton

The occurrence and sources of Campylobacter spp., Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in the Salmon River, British Columbia, Canada
Cassandra C. Jokinen, Hans Schreier, William Mauro, Eduardo Taboada, Judith L. Isaac-Renton, Edward Topp, Thomas Edge, James E. Thomas and Victor P. J. Gannon

An international review of the challenges associated with securing buy-in for water safety plans within providers of drinking-water supplies
Corinna Summerill, Jen Smith, James Webster and Simon Pollard

Detection of Giardia and Cryptosporidium cysts/oocysts in watersheds and drinking water sources in Brazil urban areas
Maria Tereza Pepe Razzolini, ThaĆ­s Filomena da Silva Santos and Veridiana Karmann Bastos

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