Alumna Kinzelman contributes chapters to WHO book
The water quality expertise of University of Wisconsin-Parkside alumna Dr. Julie Kinzelman now has a worldwide audience. Dr. Kinzelman, director of Racine's Health Department laboratory and an adjunct associate professor in the Geosciences Department, contributed two chapters to a new World Health Organization (WHO) book "Animal Waste, Water Quality and Human Health."
"I was privileged to be the lead author on chapters 8 and 9," said Dr. Kinzelman ('84, medical technology/biological sciences). "It fits in with the work we do on assessing aquatic environments for pollution sources and suggesting mitigation measures."
Dr. Kinzelman contributed the chapters on "Exposure interventions" with Calum Mcphail and "Indicators, sanitary surveys and source attribution techniques" written with McPhail, Katharine Field, Hyatt Green, and Valerie Harwood.
According to the book, poultry, cattle, sheep, and other domestic animals produce more than 85 percent of the world's solid waste, waste transported in the environment by water, especially runoff. The book, available on the World Health Organization website, is aimed at "regulators with responsibility for recreational waters, drinking water quality and water reuse; policymakers working in water quality, public health and agriculture; decision makers responsible for livestock management; and scientists and practitioners."Check Tuesday's Ranger Today or the university website for a recent article about Dr. Kinzelman's innovative water quality research and contributions made to that work made by UW-Parkside students and alumni.