NSF International and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are hosting Legionella 2019: Building Water Systems - The Sustainability & Public Health Nexus. This national conference provides a unique opportunity for sustained discussions on how we can align our water and energy sustainability and public health goals.

In 2018, NSF International, with the support of the National Science Foundation, organized Legionella 2018: Managing Legionella and Other Pathogens in Building Water Systems, the first national conference in the United States to bring together the water industry, regulatory, plumbing design, insurance, consultant, health care, facility management and academic stakeholders.

These parties discussed how to battle the dramatic rise in waterborne illness and injury from building water systems. One of the clear outcomes of Legionella 2018 was that we must align our strategies for meeting our public health and sustainability goals.

The 2019 conference will bring together thought leaders from across these sectors:

  • Sustainability
  • Public health
  • Water management
  • Water utility
  • Academic community
  • And more

During the conference, these parties will work in collaboration with diverse stakeholders, so we can develop systems to prevent illness associated with building water systems while meeting our sustainability goals.

Important topics include reducing energy and water demand, strategies for monitoring risk, mitigation solutions, factors increasing microbial risks, plumbing design requirements for low-flow systems and the national research agenda.

The conference will include panel discussions, technical workshops, case study reviews and new technology reviews.

Learn more about the conference or register to attend.