WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene)

Water Sanitation and Hygiene

Next to air, water is the molecule most needed for our survival. Water has played a part in our most important religions, mythologies, and sacraments. The Vedic deity, Varuna, and the Greek god, Poseidon, are just a few of the gods associated with water or the sea. Each culture has rituals associated with water. And each culture has risen or declined solely or as a part because of water’s availability, potability, safety, etc.

The availability and potability of water are influenced by man. As a hunter gatherer, we could leave our waste behind and find new sources of water and sustenance. As we developed agriculture and lived in one place, the availability of water and our waste practices became even more important. The water related, water based and water washed diseases became increasingly significant for our survival. Wars were fought over water or lost from diseases associated with it. Changes in climate effected its availability and potability and mass extinctions occurred. We now face a period where the survival of countries and cultures may depend upon how we manage our water supplies and deal with our waste. The control and management of water supply and cost of water may determine whether our cities are beset by social unrest, our fields no longer grow sufficient food, and the available water is so toxic that it causes death and disease. The physical, emotional and psychological effects of water and its availability can no longer be ignored.

Om Varunaaya Namah, mantra to Varuna

WASH Track Themes :

  • 1. Water borne, Water Washed and Water Related Infectious Diseases
  • 2. Mosquito and other Vector Related Diseases
  • 3. Water and Cancer
  • 4. Toxins in Water
  • 5. Physiology of Water and Disease
  • 6. Water, Waste Water and Culture: How to effect cultural change?
  • 7. Climate change and Water, the new bug in your backyard
  • 8. Youth’s View of the Future, Water and Climate Change
  • 9. Women’s Special Issues in Water and Hygiene
  • 10. Special Situations for Water and Hygiene: Hospital, Schools, etc.

Speakers

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Director of Monitoring and Research ( Retired) MWRDGC
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Chairman, Dept. of Medicine, Loyola Medical USA
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Dr. Iliff had his intitial education and training as an environmental engineer. After serving as an Environmental Engineer for the US Army, he joined medical school, and obtained his MD degree from the San Francisco School of Medicine. After being in medical practice, he retired three years ago. He is also currently involved in doing humanitarian service as a Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Naperville, IL USA. He visited India in 2018 along with D. , Tata, and explored the Aruku Tribal area with the intention of doing a water
supply project in the region to serve the needs of the tribal people.

Dr. Iliff had his intitial education and training as an environmental engineer. After serving as an Environmental Engineer for the US Army, he joined medical school, and obtained his MD degree from the San Francisco School of Medicine. After being in medical practice, he retired three years ago. He is also currently involved in doing humanitarian service as a Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Naperville, IL USA. He visited India in 2018 along with D. , Tata, and explored the Aruku Tribal area with the intention of doing a water
supply project in the region to serve the needs of the tribal people.

Dr. Iliff had his intitial education and training as an environmental engineer. After serving as an Environmental Engineer for the US Army, he joined medical school, and obtained his MD degree from the San Francisco School of Medicine. After being in medical practice, he retired three years ago. He is also currently involved in doing humanitarian service as a Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Naperville, IL USA. He visited India in 2018 along with D. , Tata, and explored the Aruku Tribal area with the intention of doing a water

supply project in the region to serve the needs of the tribal people.

Thomas Granato, Ph.D., BCES- Retired Director of Monitoring and Research for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District)

Dr. Granato holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science and a Master of Science degree in Soil Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Ph.D. in Environmental Soil Science at North Carolina State University.  He is a certified environmental scientist by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

Dr. Granato, was the director of the Monitoring and Research Department of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, where he was employed for 29 years.  The Department conducts environmental monitoring to assess regulatory compliance and impacts of District operations, applied research to provide technical support for operations and administers the District’s Industrial Pretreatment and User Charge programs.  The Department also leads long term strategic capital planning.

Dr. Granato served on the national peer review panel for the development of the US EPA’s 40 CFR Part 503 biosolids regulation and conducted numerous studies to support the practice of land application.  He was chair of the Illinois Water Environment Association’s Biosolids Committee and Vice Chair of the Water Environment Federation’s Microconstituents Community of Practice.  He was a member of the Water Environment Research Foundation’s Research Council for 6 years, he served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including Water Environment Research, and he is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Civil and Materials Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. Granato has authored or coauthored two book chapters and more than 100 peer reviewed articles and technical reports.

Thomas Granato, Ph.D., BCES- Retired Director of Monitoring and Research for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District)

Dr. Granato holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science and a Master of Science degree in Soil Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Ph.D. in Environmental Soil Science at North Carolina State University.  He is a certified environmental scientist by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

Dr. Granato, was the director of the Monitoring and Research Department of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, where he was employed for 29 years.  The Department conducts environmental monitoring to assess regulatory compliance and impacts of District operations, applied research to provide technical support for operations and administers the District’s Industrial Pretreatment and User Charge programs.  The Department also leads long term strategic capital planning.

Dr. Granato served on the national peer review panel for the development of the US EPA’s 40 CFR Part 503 biosolids regulation and conducted numerous studies to support the practice of land application.  He was chair of the Illinois Water Environment Association’s Biosolids Committee and Vice Chair of the Water Environment Federation’s Microconstituents Community of Practice.  He was a member of the Water Environment Research Foundation’s Research Council for 6 years, he served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including Water Environment Research, and he is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Civil and Materials Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. Granato has authored or coauthored two book chapters and more than 100 peer reviewed articles and technical reports.

Thomas Granato, Ph.D., BCES- Retired Director of Monitoring and Research for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (District)

Dr. Granato holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science and a Master of Science degree in Soil Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Ph.D. in Environmental Soil Science at North Carolina State University.  He is a certified environmental scientist by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.

Dr. Granato, was the director of the Monitoring and Research Department of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, where he was employed for 29 years.  The Department conducts environmental monitoring to assess regulatory compliance and impacts of District operations, applied research to provide technical support for operations and administers the District’s Industrial Pretreatment and User Charge programs.  The Department also leads long term strategic capital planning.

Dr. Granato served on the national peer review panel for the development of the US EPA’s 40 CFR Part 503 biosolids regulation and conducted numerous studies to support the practice of land application.  He was chair of the Illinois Water Environment Association’s Biosolids Committee and Vice Chair of the Water Environment Federation’s Microconstituents Community of Practice.  He was a member of the Water Environment Research Foundation’s Research Council for 6 years, he served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including Water Environment Research, and he is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Civil and Materials Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Dr. Granato has authored or coauthored two book chapters and more than 100 peer reviewed articles and technical reports.

Dr Hari Kumar, is HT-Aesthetuc Surgeon & Anti-Aging Specialist.. Associate Professor at Maheswara Medical College..strongly believes in beautification of Mind in addition to beautifying the body..conducts various preventive health awareness in addition to elective HT surgeries.
His enthralling debates in more than 60 TV channels , Independently conducting 5 National Level Holistic Health & Anti Aging conferences influenced many medical doctors colleauges to initiate Blissful Doctors Spreading Smiles Movement Globally. His workshops, trainings & sessions helped many clients across the globe in bringing Holistic Attiude, Scientific Temper, Focus , Self Responsibility, Self responsibilty & Blissful Service quotient to contribute to the society development in a large scale.

Dr Hari Kumar, is HT-Aesthetuc Surgeon & Anti-Aging Specialist.. Associate Professor at Maheswara Medical College..strongly believes in beautification of Mind in addition to beautifying the body..conducts various preventive health awareness in addition to elective HT surgeries.
His enthralling debates in more than 60 TV channels , Independently conducting 5 National Level Holistic Health & Anti Aging conferences influenced many medical doctors colleauges to initiate Blissful Doctors Spreading Smiles Movement Globally. His workshops, trainings & sessions helped many clients across the globe in bringing Holistic Attiude, Scientific Temper, Focus , Self Responsibility, Self responsibilty & Blissful Service quotient to contribute to the society development in a large scale.

Dr Hari Kumar, is HT-Aesthetuc Surgeon & Anti-Aging Specialist.. Associate Professor at Maheswara Medical College..strongly believes in beautification of Mind in addition to beautifying the body..conducts various preventive health awareness in addition to elective HT surgeries.
His enthralling debates in more than 60 TV channels , Independently conducting 5 National Level Holistic Health & Anti Aging conferences influenced many medical doctors colleauges to initiate Blissful Doctors Spreading Smiles Movement Globally. His workshops, trainings & sessions helped many clients across the globe in bringing Holistic Attiude, Scientific Temper, Focus , Self Responsibility, Self responsibilty & Blissful Service quotient to contribute to the society development in a large scale.

Dr Ravi Durvasula, MD, is the chair of the department of medicine of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He had assumed his new role at Loyola on November 1, 2017. Dr. Durvasula is a world leader in global infectious diseases research. He has pioneered a new approach to control the spread of vector-borne diseases, including Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease. Dr. Durvasula is an author of five books and more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and conference proceedings.

Dr Ravi Durvasula, MD, is the chair of the department of medicine of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He had assumed his new role at Loyola on November 1, 2017. Dr. Durvasula is a world leader in global infectious diseases research. He has pioneered a new approach to control the spread of vector-borne diseases, including Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease. Dr. Durvasula is an author of five books and more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and conference proceedings.

Dr Ravi Durvasula, MD, is the chair of the department of medicine of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He had assumed his new role at Loyola on November 1, 2017. Dr. Durvasula is a world leader in global infectious diseases research. He has pioneered a new approach to control the spread of vector-borne diseases, including Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease. Dr. Durvasula is an author of five books and more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, abstracts and conference proceedings.