Tag: Health

Resilience in 2019 will be much broader than preparedness

Resilience goes beyond your traditional emergency management and preparedness: it extends to community capacity building, health, cyber security, business continuity and critical infrastructure.

The Next Great Smart City Challenge: Public Health

As we start to find more success with smart city technology, researchers are now studying how those same technologies can address systemic challenges in health systems and environments around the world.

Plague 101 | National Geographic

Learn about the bacterium behind the plague disease and how factors like trade and urbanization caused it to spread to almost every continents.

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

Global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by 40% in 2030, thanks to a combination of climate change, human action and population growth.

Growing old gracefully with a new ISO technical committee for ageing societies

The world’s population is ageing, just like us. The new ISO/TC 314 ISO technical committee has just been formed to help!

Listeria contamination of ready-to-eat foods and the risk for human health

Listeria cases have increased among two groups of the population: people over 75 and women aged 25-44 (believed to be mainly pregnancy-related).

Putting the logic into hydrological

How can International Standards provide guidance to ensure water is fit for purpose and used in the right way?

The troubling talk of toilets

Can ISO 30500 help deliver sustainable sanitation to the 2.3 billion people who lack access to basic services?

Managing a precious resource

Why do we need to manage global water resources? According to environmental scientist Dr Debbie Chapman, our health and well-being depend on it!

New edition of ISO/IEC 17025 published

The most popular standard for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories has just been updated!

New International Standard to reduce mining accidents

There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work.

Pollution kills nine million people a year

Pollution has been linked to nine million deaths worldwide in 2015, a report in The Lancet has found.