American Water Works Association (AWWA)

AWWA presents part one of algae source to treatment webcast series


On Wednesday, April 13, 2011, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host the Algae Source to Treatment: Sampling Methods, Online Monitoring, and Cyanobacteria webcast. Part one of a two-part series, the webcast will review the most common and problematic algae in surface water supplies, including cyanobacteria or blue-green algae.

The webcast will focus on identifying sampling and quantification methods that are generally applicable to all types of algae,including approaches of monitoring algae and environmental conditions using online technology, significance, and identification of cyanobacteria.  It will also reference the new AWWA Manual M57, Algae: Source to Treatment, which provides detailed descriptions of hundreds of organisms, their significance, identification and management, and control strategies.

Attendees who find the webcast helpful may also consider registering for part two of the series, Algae Source to Treatment: Characterization, Treatment, and Management, which will be offered on April 27, 2011.

Webcast presenters include:

  • Dr. Linda Ehrlich, Spirogyra Diversified Environmental Services, Burlington, NC
  • Dr. JoAnn Burkholder, Center for Applied Aquatic Ecology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
  • Andrew D. Chapman, MS, GreenWater Laboratories, Palatka, FL.

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.

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