Podcast Features Discussion of Council's

posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Water and Land News

The latest “EnvIowa” podcast, a production of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa, features Dr. Peter Weyer, interim director of the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination, speaking about Iowa research on the public health implications of nitrates in drinking water. The 24-minute podcast, issued December 15, 2016, focuses on Iowa research and its implications for the state’s citizens, whether their drinking water comes from public supplies or private wells.

The Iowa Environmental Council would like to thank Dr. Weyer for referencing and contributing to IEC’s recent report, “ Nitrate in Drinking Water: A Public Health Concern for All Iowans” in the discussion. “This podcast episode further demonstrates that Iowa water quality is an issue critical to Iowans’ public health and long-term well-being, whether they are urban or rural residents,” says Ann Y. Robinson, IEC’s Agriculture Policy Specialist and lead author for its nitrate in drinking water report.

Weyer and Robinson will be giving several upcoming presentations on this topic, including to the Iowa Association of Water Agencies January 19 in Des Moines, for a webinar of the National Water Monitoring Council on February 8, and to the Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health, April 11-12. For more information on any of these presentations, contact Robinson@iaenvironment.org.