Waterborne Pathogens

AWWA Resources on Waterborne Pathogens

The topic of waterborne pathogens includes waterborne viral, bacterial and parasitic pathogens. Topics of interest include premise plumbing concerns, Giardia, Cryptosporidium and Legionella.


2019 Legionella Conference

NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will host a public health conference focused on water conservation and the prevention of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens September 11-13 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

This second annual Legionella Conference, Building Water Systems − The Sustainability & Public Health Nexus, will bring together thought leaders and presenters from the public health, sustainability, water management, water utility and academic communities.


AWWA Manuals of Practice

You may also search decades of articles on this or other topics published in the Journal AWWA and Opflow.

AWWA Policy Statements

AWWA's policy statements are brief statements on protecting and improving water supply, water quality, management, and the interests of the public and the environment. They are written by consensus, subject to review and comment by AWWA committees, councils, and members. Because they represent AWWA's position on these matters, they are approved by the AWWA Executive Committee of the board of directors.

Technical Committee Engagement

AWWA members are recognized globally for their industry expertise and their generosity in sharing that expertise for a better world through better water. AWWA members participate in committee activities, developing conference programs, writing technical manuals, developing standards, creating educational content and contributing to AWWA publications. Committee members primarily interact through conference calls, emails, and face to face meetings at conferences and events. More information on volunteering for an AWWA committee.

The following committees are active in addressing issues about waterborne pathogens


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