The dynamic relationship between water and energy has become a national topic in recent years and is of particular interest to those in Arizona, where projections of water scarcity and changes in electrical generation are frequently reported in the media.
Lesson Learned from the 2018 E. coli Outbreak Investigation and the Future of Food Safety
Channah Rock, Professor and Water Quality Specialist, Department Environmental Science, University of Arizona
The University of Arizona is researching the Spring 2018 E. Coli contamination of Yuma-grown romaine lettuce to help determine environmental influences on bacterial persistence and distribution in the Yuma agricultural region. The goal of the work, which is being conducted in partnership with U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state agriculture officials and local growers, is to improve growing and harvesting practices, to mitigate contamination risks, and ultimately to enhance produce safety. This lecture will help explain the methods, lessons learned, and initial outcomes of this landmark multi-year investigation. For more background, here is a UA News Article on the project.
Dr. Channah Rock is a Professor at the University of Arizona in the Department Environmental Science and also maintains a joint appointment as a Water Quality Specialist with UA Cooperative Extension. Dr. Rock is PI on several projects relating to microbial evaluation of water quality for the protection of public health as well as promoting water reuse as a safe and practical resource. She was extensively involved in supporting stakeholders, the CDC and FDA during the 2018 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak investigation of romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma region.
Energy-Water-Air Conditioning Nexus
Chocolate Fest 2020
Share your favorite decadent chocolate confections while chatting
WRRC Conference 2020
Engage in exciting water discussions at the Water Resources Research Center’s 2020 annual conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years.