TheWaterChannel NewsFlash: April 24, 2014
Webinar: Fluoride in Groundwater: The Public Health and Hydrological Aspects
More than 200 million people worldwide rely on water sources with high concentration of fluorine. High fluoride concentration in drinking water can cause skeletal fluorosis (pain/damage to bones and joints) or dental fluorosis (mottling of tooth enamel) - two severe chronic biogeochemical diseases.
In the Ethiopian Central Rift Valley (ECRV) region alone, an estimated 8 million people are at risk. Due to its geology and climate, it suffers from some of world’s highest concentrations of fluoride, mainly in deep wells in the semi-arid parts.
In a webinar organised by TheWaterChannel on May 2, Friday ('Fluoride in Groundwater: An Underground Scourge'), Dr Redda Tekle Haimanot and Dr Seifu Kebede (Addis Ababa University) will discuss the magnitude of the problem, risk factors, socio-economic consequences and promising solutions.
The webinar will begin at 1200 GMT (Click here to check your local timing). It is free to attend and open to all.
For more info about the speakers, how to attend and related resources visit www.thewaterchannel.tv/gw-webinars If you have any advance questions/suggestions for the speakers, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The webinar is supported by the UPGro research programme
Hope to see you there!
With Regards,TheWaterChannel Team