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Potable Water in Rural Communities: Purification Strategies and Current Efforts

  April 03, 2013  
CfPA - The Center for Professional Advancement, 90 Minute Accredited Online Training
June 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (ET)

Who Should Attend
This online introductory training webinar will benefit R&D and design professionals in the following areas: water treatment, community and societal development. The material should also be pertinent for industry, academia, and government scientists, social scientists and engineers.

This seminar should be of interest to professionals and interested parties who are involved in the advancement of rural communities, including the establishment of basic services. Managers responsible for program development and strategic planning should find this webinar of interest.

Other disciplines who would find this webinar of interest include communications and media professionals, philanthropists, government, NGOs and other non-profit private agencies.

Potable water is defined as water that is safe for drinking and other human consumption. There is a great disparity between developed countries and lesser developed countries (LDCs) in both the quality and availability of drinking water. In most developed countries, safe water supplied to homes and businesses and is used for drinking, in toilets, and for washing. It is also used in agriculture for crop irrigation. However, many locations around the world, including some communities in the Western Hemisphere, do not have adequate access to potable water. This results in illness via pathogens and poisoning with toxins for millions of people. In terms of the raw data, the World Health Organization indicates as many as 4 million people die each year as a result of water related diseases. This makes contaminated water the leading cause of death around the world.

In this 90-minute, accredited training webinar, the efforts to provide access to potable water in rural communities throughout the world will be presented. Filtration and flocculation technology will be described and specific examples discussed.

Organized by: CfPA - The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers: Gennaro J. (Jerry) Maffia, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at Widener University and Consultant to the Chemical Processing Industry

After twenty years as a principal process engineer and manager in the petrochemicals industry, mostly with Atlantic Richfield, Inc., Dr. Gennaro (Jerry) Maffia joined Widener University in the fall of 1992 as Chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 2010 Prof. Maffia joined his alma mater Manhattan College as Professor of Chemical Engineering. He also continues as Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Drexel University. Prof. Maffia is an active consultant in chemical and bio-based processes, and is an associate of several consulting firms. He has offered many short courses, webinars and training workshops on process engineering and related topics at industrial and academic sites around the world. Prof. Maffia has degrees from Dartmouth College (PhD), NYU (MBA), and Manhattan College (BE & ME). He is the holder of seven US patents, several world patents and is a contributor to another 50. Prof. Maffia has supervised 55 graduate theses and has been in residence during 4 world scale petrochemical plant start-ups.
Deadline for Abstracts: n/a
Registration: Please click here for registration information.
E-mail: sberg@cfpa.com
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