Drinking Water Centers Launch a New Webinar Series

[Editor’s Note:  Our colleagues at SmallWaterSupply.org have brought the article below to our attention.  We thought you may have an interest in learning more.]

The National Centers for Innovation in Small Drinking Water Systems kicked off their webinar series Nov. 6 with detailed discussions of the demographics of small systems and the issues they face. Going forward, the webinar series will highlight work underway at the University of Colorado-Boulder’s DeRISK Center and WINSSS Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to facilitate widespread acceptance of new technologies by small drinking water systems. The centers’ parallel research efforts are funded by U.S. EPA.

While the live webinars are intended for cross-communication between the centers, recordings will be available at DrinkingWaterCenters.org soon. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to Technology News for monthly updates delivered straight to your inbox.


EPA Shares Updated Sanitary Survey Guide

EPA OGWDW has shared the draft final version of their latest Sanitary Survey Learners Guide with ASDWA.  The Guide has been updated to include recent regulatory changes and to improve coverage of various treatment technologies.  As noted in the Guide’s introduction, “The intent…is to provide sanitary survey students with an additional resource they can reference in conjunction with their field guides, for use during field and classroom training, and during subsequent mentor-lead sanitary surveys.”  Developed to support the Sanitary Survey training conducted by EPA, it can also serve as a good training tool on its own.  You can view or download the Guide on ASDWA’s website by clicking this link Regulatory tab.



EPA Hosts New Small Systems Research Website

EPA’s Office of Research and Development has just launched a new small systems research website.  Building on the Agency’s research capabilities, the new website show cases how EPA’s researchers develop and demonstrate treatment technologies and approaches so that communities and state primacy agencies can be assured that they will be successful in removing contaminants of interest, without compromising the overall sustainability of their system.  The website supports small system needs in both drinking water and wastewater.  Click http://www2.epa.gov/water-research/small-drinking-water-and-wastewater-systems-research to learn more about small system research related to microbial disinfection technologies, models, tools, and databases, and upcoming webinars.