ASDWA HABs Webinar: CyAN Potential Satellite Monitoring of Drinking Water Sources

On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm (eastern time), ASDWA will hold a webinar about the Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) potential for satellite monitoring of drinking water sources. CyAN is a multi-agency project among US EPA, NASA, NOAA, and USGS to develop a satellite early warning indicator system for cyanobacterial blooms in U.S. freshwater systems. This webinar will provide an overview of the pros and cons of satellite imagery as an additional tool for monitoring drinking water sources. The webinar speakers are:

  • Blake Schaeffer, Research Scientist, US EPA
  • Bridget Seegers, Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Megan Coffer, Research Scientist, NOAA and Global Science & Technology, Inc
  • Julie Harvey, Drinking Water Protection Program Coordinator, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Daniel Sobota, Senior Water Quality Specialist, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

During the webinar, speakers will discuss how to easily access the satellite data, how the data may be used to monitor source water at drinking water intakes, how satellite data compared to responses of the fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, and highlight a use case with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

ASDWA HABs Webinar Series: This is the third of three HABs webinars in the ASDWA series for state drinking water programs and partners. For more information and to view the previous webinar recordings and presentations, go to