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Seminar

Risk Assessment & Water Management Planning for Legionellosis Mitigation & Prevention

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Starts On - April 11, 2018 - 3:30pm
Ends On - April 11, 2018 - 6:30pm
2000 Tower Oaks Blvd, 6th Floor
Rockville , MD 20852

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by bacteria, called Legionella, that live in aged building water systems that can be contaminated when they are not adequately maintained. To cause Legionella, the bacteria must ultimately be inhaled or aspirated into the lungs of a susceptible person. A good design and operations and maintenance procedures that prevent growth and spread of Legionella are regarded as the best methods of preventing disease. Although a robust Building Water System Management Plan does not guarantee that the water systems will be free of legionella, using best practices do reduce the chance of heavy colonization, amplification and dissemination to inhabitants.

The attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how Legionellosis is spread in facility-wide water systems.
  • Understand the importance of proper water treatment system design and monitoring, to prevent Legionellosis.
  • Learn best practices being implemented by water treatment experts.

In addition, the attendees will be able to tour the NIKA office space, which is on track to get LEED Platinum certification.

Speakers:

Alok Kumar, PE, EMP, NIKA
Ben Feeney, Boland

Agenda:

3:30-5:00 pm Technical Presentation

5:00-6:30 pm NIKA office tour and happy hour