03 Jul

WASH-CoRPs Session – Thu July 05 @ 4:30pm Vinology – Wastewater reuse for agriculture in Central Mexico

Hello everyone!

WASH-CoRPs will host the next installment of our summer discussion series at Vinology from 4:30-6pm on Thursday July 5 with Jesse Contreras and Leon Espira to talk about their work on wastewater reuse for agriculture in Central Mexico.

Leon and Jesse will discuss their projects related to wastewater reuse for agriculture in Central Mexico. Their work includes describing the health effects of irrigating with wastewater, water quality and pathogen testing, and how these will change after the recent completion of a large wastewater treatment plant – the system’s first in over 100 years of operation. Here is the first manuscript from the project’s pilot study, describing the association between wastewater reuse and children’s health: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135417305341?via%3Dihub

We are very excited build off of our previous session with Ernesto Martinez who is conducting WASH research in Mexico City!

*Please reply to WASH-CoRPs@umich.edu or quickly fill out this attendance form if you plan to come so that we can make sure to have enough spaces at the restaurant: https://goo.gl/forms/UQ8bgkYZvtMit8lb2

Join us for this session (and note that Vinology has a great happy hour deals at this time – flat bread appetizers will be on us!)


Matt & the WASH-CoRPs team

PS. What is “WASH-CoRPs”, you ask?? We are a multi-disciplinary group of grad students and faculty building connections among researchers and practitioners involved in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) work. More literally, WASH-CoRPs stands for “Water Sanitation and Hygiene – Collaborative of Researchers and Practitioners”.