Author: Andrej OVCA
Issue: Volume 6 | number 1 – 2012
Abstract: 3rd international symposium in sanitary engineering was held in Opatija, Croatia from 10th to 12th of November 2011. It proved to be an important platform for discussion and exchange of scientific achievements, ideas and information in the field of sanitary engineering by experts and scholars from several countries. 5 invited lectures, 33 thematic lectures and 18 posters were presented during the symposium. The symposium was dealing with challenges on 8 different areas: Importance of sanitary engineering in public health, environmental hygiene, water resources management, waste water and solid waste, new technologies and health, prevention of infectious diseases and hospital hygiene, sanitation and pest control, food quality and food safety. During general discussion a standpoint was formed that a need for an expert like sanitary engineer is increasing, considering current and also emerging public health and environmental health challenges highlighted during the symposium.