Joint WHO and WPC Health Aspects of Plumbing Launched in Beijing

CIPH News On March 14, 2006
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On Tuesday March 14, 2006 , the joint (World Health Organization) WHO and (World Plumbing Council) WPC publication Health Aspects of Plumbing (HAP) was published at a joint press conference held in Beijing, China.This is one of the most significant milestones since the World Plumbing Council (WPC) was formed in 1990. It acknowledges that good plumbing is important to public health which justifies proper training, adequate code enforcement and the regulation of those who undertake the work. To have WHO support for these issues is a breakthrough.

In due course the WPC website will have a dedicated HAP section. Initially, we will be linking with the WHO website (click here) which carries all the information about HAP currently available including transcripts and audio recordings of some excellent interviews.

The mission of the World Plumbing Council is to unite the world plumbing industry to safeguard and protect the environment and the health of nations, for the benefit of all. WPC consists of plumbing organizations i.e. professional bodies, trade associations, trade unions and research establishments. The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating is an active member in the Council and along with MCA and MCA Alberta will be hosting the 2008 edition of the World Plumbing Council Conference in Calgary along with CIPH's CIPHEX West tradeshow, September 24-27, 2008.

For more information, contact Andy Watts at andyw@iphe.org.uk or Russ Chaney at gpchaney@iapmo.org