EPA Webinar: How To Protect Your Drinking Water From Harmful Algal Blooms

When: Wed, July 16, 2014 1:00 pm ET  – 2:30 pm (estimated end time)

To register, visit http://www2.epa​.gov/nutrientpo​llution/webinar​s-about-harmful​-algal-blooms

Thick mats of blue-green algae on lake surface block light needed for growth of beneficial algae. Photo: Ohio EPA


EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds will host a webcast on July 16, 2014, focused on the impact of algal toxins to drinking water.

Webinar: “How To Protect Your Drinking Water From Harmful Algal Blooms.” (HABs)

Karen Sklenar from The Cadmus Group and Tom Conry from Waco Water Utilities Services will continue the series with a discussion of the impact HABs can have on drinking water sources, the extent to which treatment facilities can remove toxins, and ultimately how people can help to reduce the environmental, health, and economic problem in the future.

This webcast series is a part of a broader outreach effort that aims to focus public attention on HABs, which are associated with nutrient pollution, and can sicken people and pets, devastate aquatic ecosystems, and be a detriment to the economy.

Register at: http://www2.epa​.gov/nutrientpo​llution/webinar​s-about-harmful​-algal-blooms


  • Karen Sklenar is a senior associate with The Cadmus Group. She has led efforts to prepare guidance materials for EPA related to drinking water regulations and water quality. She has more than 25 years of experience in the drinking water field as a consultant, regulator, researcher and water utility employee. She recieved her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her PhD in Environmental Engineering from Univeristy of California, Berkeley.
  • Tom Conry is the Program Manager at the City of Wavo Water Utilities Services. Since 2000, Tom has been working in watershed protection, lake management, drinking water and wastewater treatment in the city of Waco. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at Baylor University since 2010. Tom has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Baylor University.

Previous EPA 2013 webinars on HABs were recorded and may be viewed at: http://www2.epa​.gov/nutrientpo​llution/webinar​s-about-harmful​-algal-blooms


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