Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Cyanotoxins from harmful algal blooms (HABs) are occurring with increasing frequency in drinking water sources and negatively impacting drinking water treatment facilities throughout the US. These treatment facilities face a difficult task of not only removing the toxins but doing so in a safe and cost-effective way.

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Websites

Wisconsin, Indiana, Oregon and Ohio each have algae websites that provide information, fact sheets, and resources for the public about possible high levels of blue-green algae and the potential health effects of Cyanobacteria.

HAB Response Strategies and Resources

Web Resources and Reference Documents

Source Water News

ASDWA’s Source Water News is intended to improve outreach and information sharing for state staff engaged in source water protection and sustainability, climate change, and nutrient pollution related efforts. Subscribe or search the archives at www.asdwa.org/newsroom.
There’s Still Time to Register for the September GWPC Source Water Protection Workshop

There’s Still Time to Register for the September GWPC Source Water Protection Workshop

The Ground Water Protection Council is holding a half day Source Water Protection (SWP) Workshop on the afternoon of Monday,...

EWG Publishes Report on the Need for Action to Address National Algae Outbreaks

EWG Publishes Report on the Need for Action to Address National Algae Outbreaks

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has published a report entitled, “Toxins from Algae Outbreaks Plague Hundreds of Lakes in 48...

Upcoming Small Systems Webinars on PFAS, Watershed Management, and Lead Service Line Replacement

Upcoming Small Systems Webinars on PFAS, Watershed Management, and Lead Service Line Replacement

The Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) will host three webinars in August and September as part of its Smart Management...

Upcoming HABs Webinars, Resources, and Updated Fact Sheet

Upcoming HABs Webinars, Resources, and Updated Fact Sheet

EPA Office of Water has updated the Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins: Information for Drinking Water Systems Fact Sheet to include information on human...