EPA Webinar on Source Water Protection and HABs

On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm (eastern time), EPA will hold a webinar on source water protection and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) as part of its Small Drinking Water Systems Webinar Series. The webinar will include two presentations:

  • Using Molecular Methods to Study Cyanobacterial Blooms – This presentation introduces molecular monitoring approaches and will present next generation sequence analysis and qPCR/RT-qPCR methods to characterize cyanobacterial functional genes associated with nutrients in toxin production, their relationship to water quality parameters. This presentation will also explore drivers and discuss occurrence, distribution, temporal-spatial variations of cyanotoxin production.
  • Funding Integration Tool for Source Water: Finding a Plan a FITS –This presentation discusses the basic functions of EPA’s Funding Integration Tool for Source Water (FITS) and demonstrates its use in a mock scenario. FITS is a one-stop-shop tool that explains how users can integrate various federal funding sources to support activities that protect sources of drinking.

For more information, view the webinar flyer and register for the webinar here.