Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

IUPUI to Host Indiana Environmental Health Summit on May 15

Release Date: 
Mar 30 2009

(March 30, 2009)-Given the many challenges we have for water quality in Indiana-human and animal wastes, industrial wastes, and agricultural chemicals-it is important to consider how those challenges are impacting human health. That's why the Department of Earth Sciences and the Center for Earth and Environmental Science will co-host Water Quality and Human Health in Indiana: The Second Indiana Environmental Health Summit on Friday, May 15, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the IUPUI Campus Center.

This unique summit brings together leaders from government, academia, business, the health professions and the advocacy community to consider key environmental influences on Indiana water quality and human health. Nationally-recognized speakers and local experts will cover the health implications of microbial contamination, how pharmaceutical use is impacting water, and Indiana's challenges to water quality. A poster session will highlight research on water issues in Indiana.

To register, contact Lauren Stanisic at stanisic@ikecoalition.org. Space is limited to the first 230 registrants. The Indiana Environmental Health Summit is free and open to the public.