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ASDWA Webinar on Minnesota Groundwater Pathogen Project

August 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

On Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (eastern time), ASDWA will host a webinar entitled, “Minnesota Groundwater Pathogen Project – Past Results and Current Focus.” Building on the results of a statewide survey of pathogen occurrence in 145 public supply wells conducted in 2014-2016, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), in partnership with the US Geological Survey and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, is currently focused on a study that attempts to establish the timing and mechanisms for pathogen transport in the subsurface. This webinar will cover the findings of the previous phase of the study and outline current efforts. The webinar speakers are Anita Anderson and Jim Walsh with MDH.

Anita Anderson has over 25 years of experience as a water supply engineer with MDH. Her primary area of expertise is surface water treatment, specializing in small systems. Currently she is also working on special projects to advance safe and sustainable water reuse in Minnesota and to predict the vulnerability of groundwater drinking water sources to microbial pathogens.

Jim Walsh has over 30 years of experience as a hydrologist with MDH, specializing in the delineation of wellhead protection areas and assessing the vulnerability of public water supply wells and the aquifers they tap. He holds bachelors and master’s degrees in geology from Miami University and the University of Michigan, and had an early career in mineral exploration and mining.



August 25, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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