Apr 02, 2021

Dr. Breysse of CDC to Keynote AWWA Virtual Summit: Lead & Water Quality

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced Dr. Patrick Breysse from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will keynote its AWWA Virtual Summit: Lead & Water Quality.

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The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced Dr. Patrick Breysse from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will keynote its AWWA Virtual Summit: Lead & Water Quality, which will be held Apr. 7-8.

Member registration is $240 and non-member registration is $340.

Dr. Patrick Breysse, PhD, CIH, will keynote the two-day virtual summit with a presentation as part of the opening general session at 8:30 a.m. MT on Apr. 7. As the director of National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Dr. Breysse leads the investigation of the relationship between environmental factors and health for the CDC.

The revised Lead and Copper Rule requires prompt, continued action from the water sector to reduce lead exposure through drinking water, according to the AWWA press release. The AWWA Virtual Summit aims to provide a comprehensive perspective on lead reduction actions and impacts through presentations of technical content and total water solutions.

The two-day event will feature a town hall presentation featuring:

  • Jennifer Liggett, Drinking Water Technologist, Jacobs;
  • Quirien Muylwyk, MASc., P.Eng., Director Water Quality and VP, AECOM;
  • Elise Deshommes, Engineering Project Manager, Polytechnique Montréal;
  • And Rebecca Slabaugh, Associate Vice President, Arcadis

Participants can submit questions to the town hall panelists at [email protected].

The event will consist of the four following tracks:

  • Communication/Utility Guidance;
  • Corrosion Control Studies;
  • Lead Service Lines;
  • And Management/Regulatory

To learn more about the event or to register, visit the Virtual Summit webpage.

Media note: Accredited members of the media may attend the Virtual Summit at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Communications. For media registration, visit AWWA’s Press Room or contact Amber Wilson at 303-652-7704.

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