Water quality and Human Health

Up to 75% of human body is water. Obviously, great well-being requires a quality source of water to be consumed. Besides, access to safe drinking water is one of the basic human rights and is essential for healthy lives. It is, however, a fact that a large proportion of water resources is being contaminated, which might come as a result of improper disposal of sewage and solid wastes, over application of agrochemicals (pesticides and fertilizers), deteriorating conditions of piping and transportation network. This seriously bring bad impacts towards human health in terms of exposing diseases, including gastroenteritis, dysentery, diarrhea and viral hepatitis, etc.

With the presence of experts from China, Egypt, France, and Vietnam, this workshop is aimed to share their up-to-date research studies on water quality and human health

  • Background and Objectives

Dr. Remegio Confesor Jr, Email: rconfeso@heidelberg.edu

National Center for Water Quality Research, Heidelberg University, USA

Dr. Vu Duy Kien, Email: vdk@imp.org.vn

President, Thang Long Medical Research Institute, Vietnam

  • Date & Venue

1:30pm – 4:30pm, March 05th, 2018

Pink Diamond Room, ALMAZ 1st Floor

Session Duration
Session plan in detail Order Presentation / Discussion topic Confirmed speakers
1 Introduction
2 Probabilistic Analysis of Physicochemical Properties and Response by Phytoplankton during a Spring Bloom in the Coastal Waters of Jiangsu, China Lixia Niu

Sun Yat-sen University,China

3 Investigation of Abnormal Variation of River Thermal Dynamics Based on a Data-Driven Model Huayang Cai

Sun Yat-sen University, China

4 Study of Eutrophication in Large Scale Reservoir by Eco-hydrological Framework Philippe Behra

Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse, France

5 A bio-sourced detection system for monitoring herbicides such as glyphosate in aquatic systems Huy Minh Do

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam

6 Particulate Phosphorus Transformation under Tidal Influence in Saigon River Nguyen Ngo Tam Thi

Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

7 Water quality assessment for concentrated aquaculture area in Hung Thang Commune, Binh Giang District, Hai Duong Province – using relative water quality index (ReWQI) Ha Pham Thi Thu

Vietnam National University, Vietnam

8 Water, Iron and Liver pathology Raafat A Abdeldayem

Mansoura University, Egypt

9 Perceptions of climate change and its impacts on human health in urban Vietnam Vu Duy Kien

Thang Long Medical Research Institute, Vietnam

10 Quality of drinking water in Kindergarten and elementary school in Hadong Nguyen Huynh Trang

Univ. of Public Health, Vietnam

11 Panel discussion
Lixia Niu

Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Research, School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Huayang Cai

Asociate professor

School of Marine Scinece, Sun Yat-sen University

Philippe Behra

Institut National Polytechnique of Toulouse, France

Huy Minh Do

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen Ngo Tam Thi

Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ha Pham Thi Thu

Vietnam National University, Vietnam

Raafat A Abdeldayem

Mansoura University, Egypt

Vu Duy Kien

Thang Long Medical Research Institute, Vietnam

Nguyen Huynh Trang

Univ. of Public Health, Vietnam

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