Water Research Foundation Web Seminar Series

Our web seminar series features scientific experts who discuss research topics and answer your questions. No special equipment or software is needed to participate – just a web browser and phone. Our Web Seminar Series is a resource designed for you and your organization. To make the most of these learning opportunities, we’d like to know what topics would be of interest to you in a future web seminar. Please send your ideas to bswartz@waterrf.org.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
We will offer verification of program attendance for web seminar attendees to use toward Professional Development Hours (PDHs). While we calculate educational credits following a standardized method that is widely accepted by many certification and licensing agencies, many states differ in the types and/or numbers of credits they will approve for specific educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that WRF web seminar participation credits are accepted. To find out about PDH requirements or licensure and/or certification, contact your state/territory licensure board.

2019 Web Seminars

Managing Intracellular Cyanotoxin Release During Oxidation Processes in Drinking Water Treatment Plants
Thursday, March 21, 2019  3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
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Utilities have been seeking guidance to effectively control cyanobacteria cells and eliminate cyanotoxins using holistic management and treatment strategies. Current guidance suggests that switching water sources or removing intact cells can minimize the risk of releasing intracellular (or cell-bound) cyanotoxins. Our presenters will discuss options to use when this operational flexibility is unavailable, including the deliberate release and treatment of intracellular cyanotoxins using oxidation processes. In addition, the incorporation of intracellular cyanotoxin release into the upcoming CyanoTOX Tool (Version 3) will be presented. The webcast will include information from the WRF Tailored Collaboration project, Release of Intracellular Cyanotoxins During Oxidation of Naturally Occurring and Lab Cultured Cyanobacteria (#4692), which highlights ways to improve available guidance to utilities regarding the release of intracellular cyanotoxins during oxidation of naturally occurring and lab-cultured cyanobacteria.
Eric Wert, Ph.D., PE, Project Manager, Water Quality Research and Development, Southern Nevada Water Authority 
Craig Adams, Ph.D., PE, Oliver Parks Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Saint Louis University
Katie Greenstein, Ph.D., PE, Chemist, Des Moines Water Works 
Eric Rosenfeldt, Ph.D., PE, Senior Principal Engineer, Hazen and Sawyer
Arash Zamyadi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Polytechnique Montreal, University of Montreal, Canada

Djanette Khiari, Ph.D., Research Manager, The Water Research Foundation

Evaluation of Data Needs to Support Water Quality Models for Setting Nutrient Targets
Tuesday, April 2, 2019   12:00 - 2:00 pm ET
How to Register: Employees of WE&RF subscribing organizations can receive FREE registration for this WE&RF/WEF co-sponsored web seminar. Click here to access the promo code that you'll need to register through WEF.
Many prior attempts to use water quality models to set nutrient targets (criteria and/or allowable loads) have been rejected for regulatory application, due to excessive uncertainty caused by insufficient data to support the model. This presentation will discuss the amount of data required to develop a mechanistic water quality model that can support water quality management actions for nutrients. Topics to be covered include:
The relationship between the amount of data available to support model application and resulting model error. 
The applicability of different model uncertainty analysis techniques for use with mechanistic nutrient models. 
Summary of interviews with State regulatory staff regarding data requirements, model uncertainty and other factors. 
David W. Dilks, Ph.D., Vice President, LimnoTech
Steve Chapra, Ph.D., Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
Todd Retter, PE, Environmental/Water Resources Engineer, LimnoTech


Lola Olabode, M.P.H., BCES, Program Director, WRF
Penelope Moskus, Senior Environmental Scientist/Project Manager, LimnoTech

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