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.

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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!