Croatian Institute of Public Health and county institutes of public health
under the Auspice of Minister of Health
Prof. Vili Beroš, PhD, MD, primarius,
XXVI. SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE
WATER AND PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY
with the central theme:
WATER SUPPLY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Dear fellow scientists and experts,
It is a great honor and privilege to invite you on behalf of the Organizing Committee to the 26th “Water and Public Water Supply” Scientific and Professional Conference. Last year’s jubilee conference was hosted at the Plitvice Lakes Jezero Hotel, while this year’s venue is the beautiful island of Vis.
The central theme of this year’s conference is the impact of climate change on water supply. Numerous scientific and professional papers have indicated that phenomena related to climate change (floods, heat waves, long-term droughts, rising temperatures and precipitation deficits) can cause direct damage to water supply systems, changes in the physicochemical properties of water, as well as increased growth in pathogenic microorganisms. As a result, there may be long-term disruptions in the operation of water supply systems, reduced efficiency of water treatment and distribution, a significant increase in operating costs, as well as outbreaks of gastrointestinal diseases.
Future challenges may include increased frequency and intensity of phenomena resulting from climate change, which is why we wish to encourage you to join in and actively participate at the Conference with scientific and professional papers focusing on the impact of climate change on water supply.
As always, the Conference also welcomes all other topics of interest to experts and scientists working in the field of water and public water supply.
We look forward to meeting you on the beautiful Vis!
Magdalena Ujević Bošnjak, PhD, research associate
Chair of the Organising and Scientific Committee