Presented by the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and the Faculty of Health.
Date: February 10th, 2021
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm (EDT)
Elanor Waslander, Knowledge Mobilization Manager, forWater Network & WaterSTP Research Group
Emma Blackburn, MASc Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kelvin Vianini, MASc Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Nadwa Elbadri, MASc Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Omar Sadab Chowdhury, MASc Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Anika Tasnim Hossain, MDP Candidate, Development Practice
Climate change exacerbates public health risks in various ways, and thus holistic risk management approaches are needed.
This webinar will explore how climate change can increase:
- risk of human exposure to microplastics;
- nutrient loading to surface water from wastewater effluents;
- risk of consuming unsafe drinking water in rural, remote, and marginalized communities; and,
- the risk of microbial health exposures facing agricultural migrant farm workers.
Panelists will propose risk management approaches for mitigation of these public health impacts through the development of frameworks and best management practices, exploring transmission pathways of disease, and implementation of green technologies.
This event is part of our Ideas to shape the future: Student Leaders in Climate Action and Research webinar series. Follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on upcoming student webinars and other IC3 events and programming.