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Water Research Webinar Series

Free webinars typically held every other month from 2:00-3:00 pm ET.
EPA's Office of Research and Development hosts this webinar series to share current research activities and results. Through innovative science and engineering, EPA’s researchers are developing cost-effective, sustainable solutions to 21st century complex water issues. The scientific results and innovative technologies developed support EPA’s mandate to protect the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of our Nation’s water resources, and to ensure safe drinking water and water systems.

NOTE: Attendees have the option of receiving a certificate of attendance. Acceptance of certificates is contingent on organization requirements—EPA cannot guarantee acceptance. Closed-captioned recordings of the webinars are provided below for later viewing and as a training resource; certificates cannot be provided for viewing webinar recordings. Webinar dates and topics are subject to change.

2021 Schedule

Additional information and full schedule coming soon.

EPA water researchers at work

Date Topic and Presenter(s)
February 24, 2021 Fit-for-Purpose Water Updates and Life Cycle Comparisons of Non-Potable Water Reuse Scenarios
Presenters: Jay Garland, Cissy Ma, and Michael Jahne, EPA Office of Research and Development
April 28, 2021 Enhanced Aquifer Recharge: Influence of Stormwater on Groundwater Quality and Aquifer Recharge
Presenters: Douglas Beak and Thomas Johnson, EPA Office of Research and Development and Ryan Dupont, Utah State University

Past Webinar Recordings

Recordings of past webinars are available below and are being hosted on EPA's YouTube channel. Certificates cannot be provided for watching the webinar recordings.

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Date Topic and Presenter(s)
November 18, 2020 Property Values and Water Quality: Supporting Decisions with the Hedonic Model
Presenters: Matt Heberling and Michael Papenfus, EPA Office of Research and Development
October 28, 2020 Health Effects Associated with Harmful Algal Blooms and Algal Toxins
Presenter: Elizabeth Hilborn, EPA Office of Research and Development
September 30, 2020 SARS CoV-2 in Wastewater Monitoring: Linking Research and Application to Meet Immediate Needs
Presenters: Jay Garland, Nicole Brinkman, and Scott Keely, EPA Office of Research and Development; Bruce Smith, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (Ohio); and Rebecca Fugitt, Ohio Department of Health
September 29, 2020 Wildfires and Resulting Impacts to Water Bodies Used as Drinking Water Sources
Presenters: Alex Chow and Tanju Karanfil, Clemson University and Joseph Kasprzyk and Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, University of Colorado Boulder (National Priority Grantees) 
(Note: Held as part of EPA's Small Drinking Water Systems Monthly Webinar Series)
July 29, 2020 Water Reuse for Agricultural Purposes
Presenters: Helen Nguyen, University of Illinois and Jay Gan, University of California-Riverside
May 27, 2020 EPA Expands Research on COVID-19 in the Environment—Homeland Security Research Webinar Series
Presenters: Gregory Sayles, Timothy Wade, Kevin Oshima, and Jay Garland, EPA Office of Research and Development
April 29, 2020 Water Treatment Modeling Tools for Removing PFAS and Other Contaminants
Presenter: Thomas Speth, EPA Office of Research and Development
February 26, 2020 Research to Support and Implement Recreational Water Quality Criteria
Presenters: Kevin Oshima and Orin Shanks, EPA Office of Research and Development
August 28, 2019 Geospatial Patterns of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in U.S. Rivers and Streams
Presenter: Scott Keely, EPA Office of Research and Development
July 24, 2019 Early Detection of Algal Blooms in U.S. Freshwater Systems: CyAN Mobile App
Presenters: Blake Schaeffer, Robyn Conmy, and John Johnston, EPA Office of Research and Development
May 22, 2019 Multi-Source Remote Sensing for Assessment and Management of Surface Waters
Presenters: Melanie Vanderhoof, Jay Christensen, and Laurie Alexander, EPA Office of Research and Development
March 27, 2019 M and M's: Developing Methods to Detect Toxicity in Water using Mayflies and Mussels
Presenters: Teresa Norberg-King, EPA Office of Research and Development; Dave Soucek, Illinois Natural History Survey; and Ning Wang, U.S. Geological Survey
November 28, 2018 Methods and Guidance for Sampling and Analyzing for PFAS in Environmental Media
Presenters: Christopher Impellitteri and Jody Shoemaker, EPA Office of Research and Development
October 31, 2018 Water Reuse and Reclaimed Water
Presenter: Jay  Garland, EPA Office of Research and Development
Panelists: Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Anita Anderson, Minnesota Department of Health; Stephen Deem, Washington State Department of Health; and Brian D. Good, Denver Water

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