Legionella Conference - Special Session

March 9 – 10, 2021

Course Overview

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, NSF and National Environmental Health Asssociation's Legionella Conference organizers have added a virtual Special Session, which will take place March 9 – 10, 2021. This two-day virtual session will center on how industries such as health care, water utilities, manufacturing, cultural institutions, hospitality, as well as health departments  and regulators can better respond to water-related challenges during a pandemic or major health crisis.

When healthcare, commercial, and industrial facilities experience low to no occupancy, this has the potential to significantly impact water quality, consumption of water, and operation of building water systems. This session will provide an opportunity for discussion on how we can work together to develop emergency plans and adapt water safety practices to prevent further public health hazards.

Join the conversation on how to approach water safety and emergency planning during an emergent health crisis. Important topics include:

  • Water management in healthcare, hospitality, commercial, and industrial facilities during a health crisis;
  • Sampling strategies for Legionella during and after a shutdown;
  • Conducting and responding to investigations following an extended shutdown;
  • Designing, commissioning, construction and renovating to prevent biofilm growth and other hazardous conditions;
  • Safe reopening of buildings and state issued COVID-19 guidance related to water management;
  • Resiliency strategies for returning to normal operation, emergency planning, and risk management; and
  • Case studies regarding use of water treatment and processing technologies.

The conference will include panel discussions, case study reviews and highlights of new technology. Earn up to 18 Continuing Education Units by attending the event sessions.