EPA Webinar on Wildfire Impacts to Drinking Water

On Tuesday, September 29th from 2:00-3:00 pm (eastern time), EPA will host a webinar on Wildfires and Resulting Impacts to Water Bodies Used as Drinking Water. This webinar is part of the Small Drinking Water Systems monthly webinar series and will include an optional Q&A session from 3:00-3:30pm (eastern time). During the webinar, speakers will provide two presentations. One is on the impacts of high- and low-severity wildfires on dissolved organic matter concentrations in drinking water sources and disinfection byproduct (DBP) formation during treatment. The other will discuss watersheds’ response to post-fire sedimentation and how water utilities can modify treatment to avoid DBPs using as a real-world example from the 2012 High Park fire in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Please note that attendees will need to use their computer audio to listen to the webinar and a phone line will not be provided so that more people may attend the webinar. For more information, see the webinar handout and register for the webinar here.