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Drinking water experts to address contaminants found in water.

Article courtesy of American Water Works Association news release | January 23, 2013 | Shared as educational material only

Inorganic Contaminants Symposium to address drinking water treatment and analysis techniques.

Drinking water experts will convene at the Sacramento Convention Center, Feb. 5 to 6 for a symposium focused on inorganic contaminants found in water. The Inorganic Contaminants Symposium will feature presentations and seminars led by renowned U.S. and international experts. Topics include: new techniques for treatment and analysis of drinking water, new challenges and risk assessment affecting the drinking water community. The event is hosted by the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA).

“Some of the best research on water quality issues is happening here in California and we’re thrilled to host this international exchange of knowledge and information,” said Dr. Timothy Worley, executive director of CA-NV AWWA. “Water quality, research and treatment professionals are encouraged to attend and will find the diverse subject-matter timely and relevant to their everyday positions.”

Symposium Chair John Consolvo, Philadelphia Water Department, added that while the section will manage all the logistics of the event, presenters will be drawn from across the U.S., Canada, Russia and the Netherlands. “The international scope of this conference remains unchanged, and the broad coverage of inorganic substances affecting different parts of the continent will continue to be a significant part of the program,” Consolvo said.

The Water Research Foundation is coordinating with the CA-NV AWWA in planning a technical workshop the day prior to the symposium to make public the results of several related studies on hexavalent chromium, a widely occurring substance that will be regulated by the California Department of Public Health later in 2013. Worley praised the foundation for funding extensive research that will aid state and federal water quality regulators’ efforts to ensure the safety of drinking water.

Registration is now open and discounts are available for regulators, professors and students. Water professionals are eligible to earn contact hours for their participation. For more information about registration, visit the CA-NV AWWA website.

Source: CA-NV AWWA

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2013 Inorganic Contaminants Symposium – February 5-6, 2013

The California-Nevada Section invites you to attend the 2013 Inorganic Contaminants Symposium in Sacramento, CA. The Symposium will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center on February 5-6, 2013. Preliminary program highlights include the following:

  • Alan Roberson, AWWA – Changing regulations
  • Kip Duchon, CDC – New target for Fluoride
  • Andy Eaton, Eaton Eurofins Analytical – UCMR3
  • Lisa Ragain, Aqua Vitae – Communicating risks of inorganics

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The California-Nevada Section invites you to be a part of our 2013 Spring Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The theme of the conference is “Sustainability In A Time of Change” and throughout the conference we will be focusing on the latest issues and challenges facing the drinking water industry. For additional registration and sponsorship information click on this link. We look forward to seeing you there!

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