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18th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop: Small System Challenges and Solutions

EPA’s free annual drinking water workshop, held in partnership with ASDWA, will be virtual again this year Monday, August 30, 2021 – Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 11:00 am – 5:30 pm EDT. The workshop will provide in-depth information and training on solutions and strategies for handling small drinking water system challenges with a focus on monitoring, distribution, source, and treatment topics. To register, click here.

The workshop speakers and group leaders are experts in their fields from EPA and other federal agencies, state and local agencies, tribes, academia, NGOs, and private industry. The workshop agenda includes the following networking and training opportunities:

  • In-depth training
  • Technical presentation sessions
  • Breakout discussion groups for primacy agencies (State/Territory/Tribal)
  • Plenary sessions with guest speakers

The technical sessions of the workshop will include presentations related to pathogens, PFAS, corrosion and lead, source water quality and quantity, disinfectants and disinfection byproducts, equity, resiliency and emergency response, contaminant removal, monitoring, risk communication, implementing innovative treatments, distribution system best practices, and system oversight. In-depth training options will include corrosion, modeling with EPANET, sanitary surveys, and managing legacy manganese in distribution systems. More information can be found on EPA’s event page, here.