The U.S. EPA and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) are working on a series of interactive webcasts designed to allow owners and operators of drinking water utilities to share their experiences with source water protection.
The first webcast, “Source Water Protection: Monitoring and Data Sharing,” aired on January 25, 2006. This webcast, which addressed issues including real-time reporting, water monitoring, emerging contaminants and data sharing, attracted approximately 200 viewers. The second webcast, on land development and growth, aired on February 22, 2006. The third webcast, on collaborative communication and regulatory and non-regulatory tools, will air on March 22, 2006, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
Registration must be made in advance to participate in the webcasts. Participants will need a telephone and a computer with an Internet connection. Complete instructions will be provided upon registration. To register, visit EPA’s Drinking Water Academy Training Calendar on the agency’s website, which also contains links to information about speakers and specific presentation topics.