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Managing Legionella in Water Systems
Nominate Experts for an Upcoming Consensus Project
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will undertake a project on the management of Legionella in water systems. An ad hoc committee will review the state of science with respect to Legionella contamination of water systems and issue a report that will:
- describe the microbial ecology of water supplies
- identify primary sources and routes of human exposure to Legionella
- evaluate effective strategies for controlling and preventing Legionella
- review policies, codes, and guidelines that affect control and prevention of legionellosis
- identify gaps in research and needs for additional research
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The study will be carried out by a committee of volunteer experts. Examples of expertise needed include:
- environmental engineering (focusing on drinking water treatment and supply)
- environmental monitoring
- microbiology and the microbial ecology of water systems
- microbial risk assessment
- infectious disease and outbreak surveillance
- building water system operations
- drinking water laws and policy
The National Academies invites you to submit nominations for this project by November 3rd. Self-nominations are accepted. Submit nominations here.
Please contact Dr. Laura Ehlers (LEhlers@nas.edu) for further information about this study.