EPA's free annual drinking water workshop, held in partnership with the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), will take place on September 1-3, 2020 with in-depth training offered on August 31. The workshop will be virtual this year and will provide in-depth information and training on solutions and strategies for handling small drinking water system challenges with a focus on monitoring, distribution, source, and treatment topics.
The workshop speakers and group leaders will be experts in their fields from EPA and other federal agencies, state and local agencies, academia, associations, and the private sector. The technical sessions of the workshop include topics such as disinfectants and disinfection byproducts, contaminants of emerging concern (including PFAS and algal toxins), pathogens and disinfection, source water quality and protection, corrosion and lead, contaminant removal and management, methods and analytics, implementing innovative treatments, and distribution system best practices.
The in-depth training will include sanitary surveys, corrosion control treatment, and distribution systems and treatment models training. Technical breakout focus group discussion sessions are being offered for primacy agency staff and communication and outreach focus group discussions are being offered for all attendees.