November 14, 2016

AAAS Forum on Drinking Water Safety

Water professionals from across the country came together to help keep water in municipal and private wells safe for all.


Event Speakers:

Holly Green – Chief of the Prevention Branch, EPA Drinking Water Protection Division
Alan Roberson – Director of Policy for Corona Environmental
Cliff Treyens – Public Awareness Director at National Ground Water Association
Linda De Boldt –┬áDirector of Public Works, City of Redmond, Washington
Crystal Lee Pow Jackson – Consultant at North Carolina Dept of Health & Human Services
Evan Kane – Hydrogeologist, Wake County Department of Environmental Services
Andrew Pappas – Environmental Project Manager, Indiana State Department of Health
Jian Peng – Chief Water Quality Planning at Orange County California Public Works

Discussion Topics:

  • Engaging private well owners in monitoring and mitigation
  • Reducing health risks from natural contaminants (arsenic, uranium)
  • Advances in real-time monitoring
  • Opportunities for potable reuse

Read the fellows’ synthesis of the forum and its outcomes!