THE UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA at CHAPEL HILL

Monday Workshop Series for the Water & Health Conference 2023

The "Monday Workshop Series" at the UNC Water & Health Conference offers specialized workshops on crucial water-related topics.

Monday, October 23, 2023
8:30am-10:00am & 1:30pm-3:00pm

The Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC

Note: All three of the following workshops are being held simultaneously.

1. Establishing a Lead Free Drinking Water Program

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This workshop focuses on creating safely managed drinking water services and adopting national policies and regulations based on international standards and testing/certification requirements for products and materials used in drinking water systems. This workshop will provide the tools and knowledge to establish a lead-free drinking water program.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the basics of lead in drinking water
  • Learn how to establish and sustain a lead-free drinking water program
  • Learn how to monitor water quality and meet international standards for lead in water system components
  • Learn how to work with manufacturing companies to procure lead-free parts
  • Learn how to work with the global water sector to ensure communities are not exposed to unsafe levels of lead from water

2. Water Utility Creditworthiness

Hosted by Joel Kolker and Aileen Castro of the World Bank's Water Global Practice

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This workshop will guide participants through the World Bank's on-line course focusing on helping water utilities become creditworthy and better able to attract financing, and helping governments create an enabling environment.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn concepts of financial sustainability
  • Examine topics such as governance, financial and operational management, planning and budgeting
  • Identify potential sources of government and commercial financing

3. Scientific Writing and Publishing

Hosted by PLOS Water and the Water Institute

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In this workshop, participants will:

  • Be guided through the critical steps of publishing research
  • Navigate the peer review process
  • Learn about Open Science
  • Increase their work’s visibility and reach, especially in terms of policy, programming, and practice.

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