Water and Health in China and Beyond

A Conference Hosted by the Berkeley Water Center

Date: 3 September 2015
Time: 8:30am-9:00am- Light Refreshments
9:00am-6:00pm- Conference
Location: Heyns Room, Faculty Club, Berkeley, CA 94720

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Water quality is a powerful determinant of health, and the prevention of water quality related diseases presents a critical global health challenge. This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from the University of California, Berkeley and the Chinese Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CCDC), to discuss the latest research and developments related to water treatment, water management, disease prevention, and public health. Funding for the conference was generously provided by the College of Natural Resources, the Berkeley School of Public Health, and the Center for Chinese Studies- with co-sponsorship by the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China.

International and Executive Programs at the College of Natural Resources are committed to fostering new research and partnerships to address global challenges. We hope you will join us for "Water and Health in China and Beyond," on September 3rd in the Faculty Club.


9:00-9:15 Opening remarks
J. Keith Gilless, Dean, College of Natural Resources, University of California at Berkeley (UCB)

9:15-9:30 A brief introduction to the National Center for Rural Water and Supply Technical Guidance (NCRWSTG) and Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)
Yong Tao, Director, NCRWSTG (China CDC)

9:30-10:00 Household water treatment in China: Results from our collaborative research project
Alasdair Cohen, PhD/MPH Candidate, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, School of Public Health (UCB)

10:00-10:30 Treated wastewater in Chengdu: An economic option for peri-urban irrigation?
Isha Ray, Professor, Energy Resources Group; Co-director, the Berkeley Water Center (UCB)

10:30-10:45 COFFEE BREAK

10:45-11:15 The NCRWSTG’s current projects and research interests with
Qing Luo and Qi Zhang, National Center for Rural Water Supply Technical Guidance (China CDC)

11:15-12:00 Panel Discussion and Q & A: Water and Health in China
Yong Tao, Gang Zhu, Qi Zhang, and Qing Luo (China CDC) , Moderated by You-tien Hsing , Chair, Center for Chinese Studies; Geography (UCB)

12:00-1:30 LUNCH BREAK

1:30-2:00 Cluster randomized trials in the study of waterborne diseases
Jack Colford, Professor, School of Public Health (UCB)

2:00-2:30 Matched cohort designs to study urban water infrastructure improvements
Ben Arnold, Epidemiologist, School of Public Health (UCB)

2:30-3:00 Intermittent water supply: Current understanding and knowledge gaps
Kara Nelson, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering (UCB)

3:00-3:30 Robust and low-cost arsenic remediation in groundwater used for drinking
Ashok Gadgil, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Director of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Susan Amrose  Project Scientist, LBNL

3:30-3:45 COFFEE BREAK

3:45-4:15 Measuring the health impacts of household air pollution in China
Kirk Smith, Professor, School of Public Health (UCB)

4:15-4:45 Schistosomiasis transmission in irrigated agriculture in China: From control to termination
Robert Spear, Professor, School of Public Health (UCB)

4:45-5:15 Paying or not paying for safe water? Insights from arsenic-affected communities in India
Caroline Delaire, PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering (UCB)

5:15-5:45 Health effects of potable water reuse
David Sedlak, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Co-director, the Berkeley Water Center (UCB)

5:45-6:30 Reception

Where to Park
For more information about parking, please visit the Faculty Club Parking website .


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