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Ref.No. [Initiator]
DEU-100 [EURO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promoting Water Management and Risk Communication

Director / Head: 
  Professor Thomas Kistemann
  Dr Andrea Rechenburg




Institution:
  Institute for Hygiene and Public Health
  University of Bonn
Address:
  Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25
  D-53105
 
Town:
  Bonn
Country:
  GERMANY
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  (49-228) 287 14885
Fax:
  (49-228) 287 19516
Date of Designation:
  03/May/2001
Last Redesignation:
  06/Aug/2013
Expiry:
  06/Aug/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. Water-related disease surveillance: To collect, analyze and disseminate data on water-related disease including application of GIS-based approaches. 
  2. Risk assessment and risk management: To provide environmental information and methods for health risk assessment and holistic water management concepts, including GIS-based approaches. 
  3. Communication of health risks: To produce and disseminate guidance documents, teaching aids and awareness-raising materials on health-significant aspects of water management for technical staff, policy-makers, planners and the general public based on recent knowledge, experiences and recommendations on risk communication  
  4. Technical guidance documentation: To lead & coordinate the preparation of technical guidelines on tentatively selected topic areas. 
  5. Training: To organise group training on health promoting water management & risk communication, particularly addressing the needs of health & water agencies in less developed countries. 
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Subjects:
  1. Water & sanitation 
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Types of activity:
  1. Information dissemination 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Research 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  ENKHTSETSEG Shinee
Phone:
  +49 228 8150473

Technical Counterpart:
  GORDON Bruce Allan
Phone:
  +41 22 791 2728
Email:
  gordonb@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork