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Microbes, Water Quality and Public Health: Historical Perspectives

The fear of deadly microbes in drinking water is no longer an issue in developed nations for only the last few generations; however, we often take for granted the infrastructures and regulations protecting our waters and public health. What was it like to live in Milwaukee and elsewhere before these developments? An historical overview related to microbes and water treatment, testing, regulations, and outbreaks (then and now) are presented with Milwaukee examples.


Steve Gradus

Steve Gradus worked in public health for 30+ years as the City of Milwaukee Public Health Laboratory director. He holds a Ph.D. in medical microbiology/immunology from the University of Oklahoma Medical Sciences Center and served a fellowship at the Centers ... read more

Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Steve Gradus

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 300

Program Number: SPRI:300

Registration opens Tue, Jan 12, 2021.