Water Webinars 2017/2018: Watery Wednesdays 

Our programme of free 60 minute water webinars was established in 2014 and accessed in 2017 by 50 countries.

In 2017/2018, we are continuing our water hygiene education programme, profiling international experts to debate and share best practice from a global perspective and offering delegates the opportunity to ask questions. 

Webinars will be broadcast live, and made available to RSPH members after the event through the Members' Area.

CPD points will also be available following each webinar. The programme is supported by an educational grant from Pall Medical.

Upcoming webinars

21 February 2018

In this webinar, Dr Paul McDermott will discuss the ever-growing list of waterborne pathogens, focusing on those that present significant risks, particularly to patients receiving treatment in hospitals. He will cover some of the design features that are found commonly in water systems, which can increase the likelihood of colonisation, as well as the ways that water systems are used that increase risks of exposure to harmful bacteria.

The webinar will also look at the sort of controls that should be in place to manage risks and the types of checks that can provide assurance that this is the case.

  • 14 March 2018: Back to Basics: Water Quality at the Building Entrance
  • 11 April 2018: Water for Special Use: Festivals, Shows & Exhibitions
  • 16 May 2018: Water for Special Use: Maternity 
  • 20 June 2018: Water for Special Use: Reverse Osmosis and Equipment Disinfection 
  • 11 July 2018: Water for Special Use: On Board Ships
  • 19 September 2018: Water for special use: Green
  • 7 November 2018: Provisions of public toilets and implications for public health: a worldwide perspective

Upcoming events

Cryptosporidiosis: an essential update on the risks from recreational waters, drinking water & food

15 March 2018

This one-day conference from the RSPH and the Cryptosporidium Reference Unit, Public Health Wales, will not only provide the background but also new information from Cryptosporidiosis outbreaks, and ongoing research in both recreational waters and drinking water and food. 

This conference is a “must attend” for those involved with responsibilities for recreational waters including swimming pools and interactive water features, Local Authorities, Public Health, the hotel and leisure industry and those involved in food regulation and production, and testing laboratories.

Access previous webinars

Recordings of the past events in the series are available for up to one year in the RSPH Members' Area. Login now if you are a member, or alternatively find out more about how to become a member.

If you would like further information on any upcoming or previous webinars, please contact us.

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