NJ Well Consortium meetings
Columbia RTC and CEC members and trainees participated in the 3rd Annual New Jersey Private Well Consortium meeting held at the USGS Water Science Center in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, on May 30, 2018. Columbia SRP RTC/CEC Co-I Sara Flanagan gave a presentation titled “Health Protective Behavior Following Required PWTA Arsenic Testing”.
Kits and Ethics in Environmental Health
Columbia SRP investigators and trainees participated in a seminar on the use of inexpensive kits in Environmental Health research and when they are appropriate to use and the ethical and communication issues surrounding their use.
Each Fall Lamont-Doherty opens it's doors to the public reaching out to children and adults to tour the laboratories, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, learn about climate and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest dicoveries.
With the support of NIEHS, collaborators from Columbia University, the Vietnam National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health (NIOEH), the Vietnam Research Centre for Environmental Technology and Sustainable Development (CETASD), and the Chulabhorn Research Institute of Thailand (CRI) sponsored a two-day symposium on November 2-3, 2017, in Hanoi, Vietnam, for researchers, stakeholders, and government officials to convene to try to develop a set of regional mitigation strategies that could lead to a reduction in arsenic exposure and a decrease in the burden of related disease.
Raritan local government workshop.
In collaboration with Raritan Headwaters Columbia RTC/CEC ran a September 2017 Watershed Tools for Local Leaders workshop on the topic “Informing Residents of the Health Effects of Arsenic in Drinking Water & the Need to Test and Treat Private Wells.
Testimony to Maine state legislature for the Arsenic testing bills.
Invited testimony to Maine legislature by Columbia SRP investigators Joseph Graziano and Yan Zheng were instrumental in May 2017 passage of the Maine safe drinking water act and the June 2017 legislative override of the governor’s veto of the Maine Safe Drinking Water Act.