ASDWA HABs Webinar: AWOP and State Drinking Water Program Monitoring and Planning Efforts

Please join ASDWA on Thursday, May 11, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm (eastern time) to hear about Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) efforts for drinking water utilities to address Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the western states, as well as state drinking water program efforts in New York, New Jersey, and Washington for HABs monitoring, reporting, response plans, educational outreach, and more. This will be the first of two webinars ASDWA is conducting about state HABs efforts based on discussions with our state drinking water program members. This first webinar will broadly focus on HABs monitoring and planning, and the second webinar (being planned for July) will focus on HABs coordination across state programs. ASDWA will also gather input from these webinars to plan for a virtual meeting with partners in fall 2023 to discuss additional state needs for monitoring and predicting HABs and lab capacity. REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE.

This webinar agenda will feature the following topics and speakers:

  •  Introduction
    • ASDWA, Deirdre White
  • AWOP Presentation
    • EPA, Tom Waters: Area-Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) in Regions 8,9,10
  • State Presentations
    • New York, Courtney Davis
    • New Jersey, Kristin Tedesco
    • Washington, Steve Deem and Nancy Feagin
  • Questions and Discussion