Chemically Contaminated Drinking Water in the U.S.-FREE DEMO RECORDING

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Course Title: Chemically Contaminated Drinking Water in the U.S.-FREE DEMO RECORDING
Course ID: HYD-210
Status: CLOSED
Date(s): March 29, 2017
December 27, 2017
Location: Online-Webinar
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Instructor: Teresa Michelsen, Ph.D.
Tuition: $0
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*This is a FREE recording of a 30-Minute demo session that introduces the topics that are 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

Continuing Education Units: CEUs

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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

About the Instructor

Teresa Michelsen, Ph.D.

Teresa Michelsen, Ph.D.

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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