**This course contains 3 files, recordings of two 2-hour sessions and an course handout **
*There is a FREE 30-Minute demo session to introduce the topics that will be covered in this webinar. For more information and to view the Contaminated Water Demo Session, Click here.
Contaminated drinking water has been in the news nationally in recent months. In this 4-hour webinar, attendees will learn basic information about public (and private) water supplies and treatment for contaminants; brief history of contamination of drinking water supplies; key characteristics of lead (Pb) and perfluorinateds (specifically PFOS and PFOA); an overview of socioeconomic aspects of drinking water contamination; and current observations about risk perception and litigation related to contamination of drinking water.
Lead (Pb) and PFOS/PFOA will be used throughout the webinar to illustrate key concepts. In addition, flash polls will be scattered throughout the webinar to elicit your input and experience.
This webinar is appropriate for a wide range of participants who want to gain perspective on the issue of chemically-contaminated drinking water in the U.S. For example, people working for water supply systems may learn more about chemical contamination; engineers and scientists who investigate sources of contamination or treat contamination in situ or for drinking may gain insights into public health priorities; local, state and federal regulators and public health leaders may learn more about toxicity; and lawyers and news media employees may gain a more complete context for reporting and for pursuing specific cases
Participants will be provided a detailed agenda and a copy of the presentation slides.
For supplemental information on this topic, view the FREE demo session, and see Dr. Heath's posts here.
Employees of water supply systems; engineers and scientists; local, state and federal regulators and public health leaders; lawyers and news media employees
Continuing Education Units: 0.40 CEUs
- Information about public (and private) water supplies
- Treatments for contaminants
- History of contamination of drinking water supplies
- Key characteristics of lead (Pb) and perfluorinateds
- Socioeconomic aspects of drinking water contamination
- Current observations about risk perception
- Litigation related to contamination of drinking water
About the Instructor
Dr. Michelsen is an environmental scientist and geochemist with over 25 years of experience in aquatic site investigation and cleanup, regulatory support and permitting, expert witness and litigation support, and alternative dispute resolution. She has provided technical assistance and oversight of investigations and cleanups at more than 70 contaminated sediment sites in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, and British Columbia, and has developed technical guidance and training for federal and state agencies, consultants, and scientists. Specialty areas include development of sediment and tissue quality guidelines, and development and large‐scale implementation of regulatory programs for aquatic environments, including the Sediment Management Standards (SMS) in Washington State, and the Sediment Evaluation Framework for managing dredged material in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
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If You Need to Cancel
With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
- With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
- With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available
*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time