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

Pepper Mild Mottle Virus: A Plant Pathogen with a Greater Purpose in Microbial Water Quality Analyses
Thursday, May 30, 2019 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
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​Viruses in domestic wastewater present a significant threat to public health, but are poorly represented by traditional fecal indicator bacteria used to measure pathogen removal in (waste)water treatment and fecal pollution in surface waters. In this webcast, we will discuss the use of the plant pathogen pepper mild mottle virus as an enteric virus surrogate. Pepper mild mottle virus enters the wastewater stream through human consumption of pepper products and is among the most abundant viruses identified in sewage today. Our speakers will focus on the research development of pepper mild mottle virus to measure virus removal in (waste)water treatment and the presence of enteric viruses in potentially contaminated surface waters. In addition, we will discuss the outlook on potential applications of pepper mild mottle virus in (waste)water treatment and water quality monitoring.
Erin M. Symonds, Ph.D., College of Marine Science, University of South Florida  
Kyle Bibby, Ph.D., PE, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Lola Olabode, MPH, The Water Research Foundation

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Web Seminar Archive

Visit the web seminar archive to access descriptions and recordings of past WE&RF seminars.

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August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health
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