Fluoride Network at Conference in NEERI
(NEERI) hosted a meeting of the ‘International network on safe water storage and household water treatment’
The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) hosted a meeting of the ‘International network on safe water storage and household water treatment’ in Nagpur from November 14-16, 2013. This network is supported by the WHO and UNICEF and is hosted at University of North Carolina in the US.
Network members, Sunderrajan Krishnan from INREM and Ayan Biswas from Arghyam were invited to represent the network at this conference.
Under the larger canopy of ‘Water Safety’ which spans both biological and chemical contamination problems, the problem of Fluoride found resonance repeatedly in this meet. It is heartening to see the development of plans for Water safety at both the community and at a household level in many countries.
A smaller round table lunch meeting was also organized within this meet for the attendees to know about the ‘Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network’. Participants at this meeting ranged from Industry R&D professionals to public health practitioners and policy makers.
It was useful to introduce the network to this audience and expand the reach of our work. Following this conference, the Fluoride Knowledge and Action Network is taking steps to reach out to other attendees of this meet and form meaningful collaborations on the Fluoride issue