Monday, February 8, 2016

February Monthly Mingle

Impact of Water Pollution on Human Health and Environmental Sustainability
 
Water is at the core of all life on Earth and exists as one of the main components of the human body.  Because water is essential to life, addressing water pollution and sustainability issues is of great concern to environmentalists and public health specialists alike.

Once upon a time, Elaine McKeown -- OBX resident, retired nurse, NC Aquarium volunteer -- got interested in the effects that polluted water has on human health.  Fast forward to October 2015 when Elaine's pet project, a book on that broad topic, was released by IGI Global Publishing.
 
As one of two editors for this book, Elaine recruited experts from around the world to write chapters on specific aspects of water pollution and human health.  She shepherded those authors through the convoluted process and kept encouraging them to meet their deadlines.  The result of her activities and efforts is this comprehensive look at several important water-related issues and an exploration of some potential solutions to the problem of water sustainability.

Join us on Wednesday, 2/10 for a lively discussion and learning opportunity.  Elaine will share her experiences and offer a sneak peak at the entire book -- all 423 pages!  Please RSVP by responding to this message or by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us. 

When:     Wednesday, February 10, 2016
                  7:00 pm - network, order food, sip beverages, etc.
                  7:30 pm - "Impact of Water Pollution on Human Health
                                    and Environmental Sustainability"
                                 Elaine McKeown
Where:   Waverider's Coffee and Deli on the bypass
                 3022 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head
                 MP 11 1/4, Pirate's Quay Shopping Center

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