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*This is a FREE recording of a 30-Minute demo session that introduces the topics that will be covered in the "Chemically Contaminated Water in the U.S." 4-hour webinar

This webinar is presented by Sustainable City Networks and NWETC.

Contaminated drinking water has been in the news nationally in recent months.  In this 30-minute webinar, attendees will learn about several pieces of the puzzle of drinking water contamination and gain an appreciation for the role played by each.  These puzzle pieces include the basics of public (and private) water supplies and treatment for contaminants; the history of contamination of drinking water supplies; an overview of socioeconomic aspects of drinking water contamination; and current observations about risk perception and litigation related to contamination of drinking water. 

This mini-webinar serves as an introduction the 4-hour webinar called “Chemically Contaminated Drinking Water in the U.S. - Lead (Pb) and PFOS/PFOA as Examples”, which will delve more deeply into each puzzle piece, using lead (Pb) and perfluorinateds (PFOS and PFOA) as concrete examples.

For supplemental information on this topic, see Dr. Heath's posts here.





Intended Audience: 

Employees of water supply systems; engineers and scientists; local, state and federal regulators and public health leaders; lawyers and news media employees


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Course Topics

  • 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

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In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

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

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