The Organizing Committee of the 17th International Symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology invites you to the WaterMicro2013 Symposium, which will be held in Florianopolis Island, Santa Catarina, Brazil, from 15-20th September, 2013. This is a biennial event organized by the International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group on Health-Related Water Microbiology (HRWM) established in 1977, that covers all aspects of infectious diseases transmitted by water.
The event congregates experts working in many fields: creating our web site from Santa Catarina - Florianópolis, environmental and clinical virology, bacteriology and parasitology; infectious diseases epidemiology, microbial risk assessment; water treatment engineering and environmental health practices, amongst others. This is a valuable and unique opportunity for the scientific community, students and professionals to meet and exchange ideas, to explore the state of the art and to debate the key issues related to the importance of the microorganisms in water quality and their impact on human health. This is also a great opportunity to meet environmental microbiologists studying health-related water microbiology in the Latin America and the Caribbean .
Topics to be covered at WaterMicro 2013 include water pollution and diseases; microbial source tracking; catchment protection; water reuse and health, microbial biofilms; water and sanitation in developing countries; global change and water quality; recreational water and health; epidemiology of waterborne diseases; microbial risk assessment as well as factors relevant to the microbial quality of shellfish growing areas.
We welcome you to Floripa, the island of one thousand charms, for an intensive, cheerful and enjoying exchange of scientific information.
Maria Ines Z Sato
CETESB – Companhia Ambiental do Estado de Sao Paulo
Celia R M Barardi
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina