Navigation Links
Canada's role grows amid looming world water shortages in some places, more flooding in others
Date:2/27/2011

f low-lying parks, farm fields or golf course for a week or two during major rain events to prevent flooding in urban areas. Says Dr. Schreier: "It is cheaper to compensate landowners than to scale up municipal water infrastructure."

Among other experts expected:

  • American microbiologist Rita Colwell, Chief Scientist at Canon US Life Sciences, former Director of the US National Science Foundation, and winner of the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize.

    She warns that "extreme weather events associated with global warming can lead to a breakdown in sanitation, sewage treatment plants and water treatment systems."

    "Indeed, because the bacteria are part of the natural environment, we could again begin to see epidemics of cholera in the U.S. and in Europe that we haven't seen in almost 100 years," she adds.

    "To prepare, we need to understand the ecology of these infective agents in the natural environment as part of the environment that we humans inhabit in order to explain, understand, and prevent infectious diseases."

  • Judy Isaac-Renton, Professor, University of British Columbia, and Director, Public Health Laboratory Director, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control.

    She and a team of scientists working in the labs at BCCDC, along with social scientists and other partners across Canada, are pioneering the application of genetic science to water quality assessment.

    "We have very little knowledge of microbial life in water, but with new genetic tools we can analyze all the DNA in a water sample to get a rapid assessment of health risks," she says.

    "Until now, safe water testing has relied on a century-old technology of growing bacteria in a lab to see whether anything harmful is there. It's effective but slow and tedious. The new 'meta-genomics' technology offers not only the possibility of rapid safety assessments, but also the ability to detect and determine the origins of con
    '/>"/>


Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-538-8712
Canadian Water Network
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology news :

1. Pitt team grows arteries with most elastic protein reported, big step for living vascular grafts
2. Gulf grows between research practice and participant preferences in genetic studies
3. New biotech company grows from MCG diabetes and genomic research
4. Texas Childrens Cancer Center first in Texas to magnetically lengthen nine-year-olds leg as she grows
5. Vermicompost from pig manure grows healthy hibiscus
6. Plastic that grows on trees, part two
7. MIT: New tissue scaffold regrows cartilage and bone
8. NIH Clinical and Translational Science Consortium grows to 39 members
9. Semporna may have richest marine biodiversity in the world
10. Worlds largest lake sheds light on ecosystem responses to climate variability
11. Worldwide sulfur emissions rose between 2000-2005, after decade of decline
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Canada's role grows amid looming world water shortages in some places, more flooding in others
(Date:8/22/2014)... French . NAIROBI ... African soils looming as a major threat to food security ... over the last five years, 1.7 million African farmers in ... million hectares and helped them double or even triple crop ... Revolution in Africa (AGRA) focuses on intensive efforts initiated five ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... This news release is available in German . ... certain helper substances, in PCFs proteins are fixated in ... highly stable crystals. Next, the HZB and Fudan University ... be used as functional materials. Their findings are being ... (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5634). , Proteins are sensitive molecules. Everyone ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... and the bees. But that old expression leaves ... fertilization process for flowering plants is particularly complex ... female reproductive cells. New research from an international ... including Carnegie,s Wolf Frommer, David Ehrhardt, and Guido ... that guides flowering plant fertilization. It is published ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Effort to confront Africa's soil health crisis helps millions of farmers triple yields 2Effort to confront Africa's soil health crisis helps millions of farmers triple yields 3Effort to confront Africa's soil health crisis helps millions of farmers triple yields 4Proteins: New class of materials discovered 2Calcium and reproduction go together 2
... from Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental ... are the most effective catalysts yet identified for ... and troublesome groundwater pollutants, trichloroethene or TCE. , ... the Georgia Institute of Technology, will appear next ...
... according to research published this week (24 Feb) in the ... British Antarctic Survey (BAS). , A study of George VI ... show that this currently 'healthy' ice shelf experienced an extensive ... recent years. The retreat coincided with a shift in ocean ...
... at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School have ... virus (HIV) changes shape, triggering other changes that allow ... findings, published in the Feb. 24 issue of the ... and treatment approaches. , Researchers led by Howard Hughes ...
Cached Biology News:Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem 2Tiny particles could solve billion-dollar problem 3Antarctic ice shelf retreats happened before 2Elusive HIV shape change revealed; Key clue to how virus infects cells 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... York (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... of the interesting and challenging endeavors as the ... highly impervious properties to the foreign substances. Ocular ... possibility of self medication and minimal use of ... molecular weight drugs and provides specific targeting within ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Nerium International, the go-to, buzzworthy skincare ... again. Nerium will showcase its signature NeriumAD® Age-Defying ... Cream to Hollywood’s elite at the official Giving ... Primetime Emmy® Awards. , Developed from cutting-edge research ... show that NeriumAD night cream dramatically reduces the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University ... a novel "man and machine" decision support system ... was described in PLOS One scientific ... on computer vision algorithms similar to those used ... only the diagnostically most relevant areas. Tablet computers ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... SPRING, N.Y. , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... the launch of their Nutraceutical "TELO-20 for Dogs" ... and only Telomere-lengthening supplement in the world for ... ends of every chromosome in the body. A ... world,s leading experts in Telomere Science and Aging, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 4Nerium International Joins Television’s Biggest Stars at Backstage Creations Giving Suite at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2Nerium International Joins Television’s Biggest Stars at Backstage Creations Giving Suite at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 3A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 3
... NEW YORK, Dec. 20 MacAndrews & Forbes ... Executive Vice President for Life,Sciences, who also serves ... been named to the National Biodefense Science Board ... to HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt,on scientific, technical and ...
... to ... Stockholders, SOUTH ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19991112/VAXGENLOGO ), Dear Stockholder:, As you are ... respective Boards of Directors had unanimously,approved the merger of the two ...
... Member Brings Life Sciences Tools Experience to the Leader in ... Cellular ... Bioscience, the,leading provider of tools for real-time measurement of cellular,bioenergetics ... has been appointed to the company,s Board of,Directors. In this ...
Cached Biology Technology:Department of Health & Human Services Names Dr. Eric Rose to National Biodefense Science Board 2VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders 2VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders 3VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders 4VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders 5VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders 6VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders 7VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders 8VaxGen Addresses MPM Claims in Letter to Stockholders 9Seahorse Bioscience Appoints Former Molecular Devices Executive Dr. Joseph D. Keegan to Board of Directors 2
... The QPatch sports 16-independent channels for ... is used for screening against voltage-gated ion ... such as GABA channels. The four ... faster throughput for ion channel drug discovery. ...
... systems need to be able to handle larger ... ports, as well as interface with telemetry systems. ... more, particularly with dogs, pigs, and primates. ... starting time, and the computer can be located ...
... Plate is a 96-well ELISA-compatible plate ... antibody (mouse IgG 1 ) is ... glutathione-S-transferase (GST), and binds with high ... protein in which the tag is ...
... projects are focused on sequencing, analysis of ... other areas of genomics and proteomics, EvoQuest ... meet your research and manufacturing challenges. Invitrogen ... your project from beginning to end in ...
Biology Products: