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SPOTLIGHT: Water Safety

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Learning products and resources to assist the public health community in preventing the transmission of waterborne disease. Locate learning, certifications, and guidelines for a variety of water-related topics.

Water Safety Learning Products

Environmental Health Online: Water Supply and Waste Water Continuing Education

  • Series providing a framework for understanding the major environmental factors that impact human health
  • Focuses on the global supply of water and how human use and abuse can affect both the quality and quantity of that supply

Recreational Water Illness: What Every Clinician Needs to Know Continuing Education

  • Reviews updated recommendations related to appropriate interventions to minimize the risk of acute otitis externa (AOE) and other recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and discusses the importance of reporting clusters of RWIs

Potable Water - EPHOC

  • Intended to provide a broad introductory background on drinking water quality and regulatory issues to give a public health officer a good basic understanding of drinking water production, contaminant monitoring and distribution

Wastewater - EPHOC

  • Provides an introduction to wastewater treatment and disposal
  • Discusses relationships between public health concerns, water resources, and wastewater management

Swimming Pools and Recreational Facilities - EPHOC

  • Describes the health risks associated with swimming pools, basic elements of swimming pool design, and the inspection process for swimming pools and bodies of water used for recreational swimming

Waterborne Disease Case Studies

  • Developed for students and public health professionals interested in learning and practicing specific skills in outbreak investigation
  • Provides three disease case studies: Cryptosporidiosis in Georgia, Norovirus in Vermont, and Typhoid in Tajikstan

Water Safety Resources

Valuable training and learning resources on the Spotlight topic, intended for the public health community.

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Information regarding training products and resources featured in the Spotlight was provided by

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  • National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
  • Page last reviewed: June 20, 2013
  • Page last updated: June 20, 2013
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