My name is Rob Renner, and I’m pleased to introduce to you the first Water & Health Advisory Monthly Roundup.
We are the Water & Health Advisory Council, and we are a multidisciplinary group of water utility leaders, scientists and drinking water engineers. Although we come from different backgrounds, we all believe that clean and safe drinking water is one of the most important public health achievements in modern history.
Today, the water utility and public health community face many challenges: aging infrastructure, droughts, and emerging contaminants that capture media attention and can undermine public trust in drinking water supplies.
Regulators are moving to address these challenges. However, we have all seen firsthand the difficulty water utility and public health professionals can have putting risk in perspective when engaging with policymakers and the general public.
I served as the Chief Executive Officer at the Water Research Foundation for more than 13 years, and I spent 20 years working as a consultant optimizing water treatment plant performance. Our group collectively has decades of experience in researching, educating and promoting water infrastructure, health and safety, and engineering.
Our goal is to help bridge this gap and provide context on complex issues using the best available science so that we can collectively focus on the most effective actions to protect our nation’s water supply and public health.
To learn more about our mission, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to find our regular updates.