Symposium to address contaminants found in water
Jan. 25, 2013 – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif – Drinking water experts will
convene at the Sacramento Convention Center on Feb. 5 and 6 for a
symposium focused on inorganic contaminants found in water.
Jan. 25, 2013 – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif – Drinking water experts will convene at the Sacramento Convention Center on Feb. 5 and 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).
“Water quality, research, and treatment professionals are encouraged to attend," said Dr. Timothy Worley, executive director of CA-NV AWWA.
Symposium chair John Consolvo, with the 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.
“It was a natural and obvious choice to co-ordinate our workshop with the Inorganic Contaminants Symposium, since chromium is one of the top issues of concern and a major research focus of the water community at this time," said Dr. Roy Wolfe, president of the Water Research Foundation.
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, please visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org or call the association office at 909-291-2119.