WRF webcast: Development of a Risk Communication Tool Kit for Cyanotoxins (June 27, 2017)

Water Research Foundation (WRF) webcast:

Development of a Risk Communication Tool Kit for Cyanotoxins

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
3pm-4pm ET
(2pm-3pm CT, 1pm-2pm MT, 12pm-1pm PT)

Do you need to communicate the potential risk of cyanotoxins in drinking water? While some communication tools and resources for utilities have been developed, utilities and the customers that they serve need additional targeted messages and materials. This webcast will discuss the findings of WRF project #4697, Development of a Risk Communication Toolkit for Cyanotoxins. Listeners will learn about specific attributes of the cyanotoxin risk management framework that can create potential communication barriers, for example the complexity of the EPA health guidance and the uncertainty inherent in monitoring and testing timing and protocol. Listeners will also be introduced to the linguistic research carried out during the project, which was used to develop recommended health advisory/alert language. This Webcast is designed to provide listeners with the necessary knowledge to develop and deliver effective cyanotoxin risk communications.

Presenters:

Tarrah Henrie, Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC
Karen Raucher, Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC

Moderator:
Alice Fulmer, Senior Research Manager, Water Research Foundation

Register here.

 

2 Research Grants in the framework of the European Project “CYANOBESITY”, at CIIMAR, Portugal

A competition is open for the attribution of 2 Research Grants in the framework of the European Project “CYANOBESITY – Cyanobacteria as a source of bioactive compounds with effects on obesity and obesity-related co-morbidities”,  within the R&D Institution CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research), supported by the FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal).

The candidates must hold a MSc in a discipline related to Biological Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Pharmacology etc) and be available to proceed for a PhD candidature during the course of the project.

More details in the euraxess page of this call.

CYANOCOST’s Annick Wilmotte in Chile

Annick Wilmotte, of the Univesity of Liege, Belgium, will give a lecture on the molecular approaches to cyanobacterial taxonomy and ecology (Aproximaciones taxonómicas y moleculares a la taxonomía y ecología de cianobacterias) in a Summer School organised by the Environmental Sciences Center (EULA) of the University of Conception, Chile. Annick has an outstanding research career especially on Antarctic cyanobacteria with great achievements and awards, including  a cyanobacterial genus named after her.

Annick will briefly present CYANOCOST to colleagues from Chile, who are welcome to join the network.

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