RSPH water webinar series 2017: Watery Wednesdays


Climate change: worldwide global effect on water quality

Wed, Feb 15, 2017 1:00 PM GMT


Speaker: Dr Jimmy Walker, Water System Microbiology and Decontamination Expert, Public Health England 

Chaired by: Dr Susanne Lee, Director, Leegionella Ltd and Chair, RSPH Water Special Interest Group

From a global perspective, climate change is predicted to have a major impact on people’s lives. Regional extremes of temperature raise concerns that there may also be an impact in the burden and type of disease at a local level, and that this may occur sooner than has previously been considered. Changes to marine and fresh water supplies already affect significant parts of the world’s population and it is likely to get worse and affect more countries. Infectious agents vary greatly in size, type and mode of transmission and can include viruses, bacteria, protozoa and multicellular parasites. This webinar will consider the changes in infectious disease transmission patterns of water-borne diseases and the likely consequences of climate change due to warmer water, drought, higher rainfall, rising sea levels and flooding, all of which will have an impact on the risk of water-borne disease.

The webinar series is supported by an educational grant from 


Don’t forget, this webinar is part of a series of webinars from the RSPH running throughout 2017. A series of four water webinars from 2016 can be accessed from our RSPH members’ area.

Registration for this presentation is not available at this time.