PFAS contamination and technologies to reduce PFAS in drinking water

regulatory outlook and

awwa resources for pfas

Each of these webinars is approved for one hour of continuing education for MD PE license renewal, and has been submitted for Delaware and Maryland operator credit as well.   

Attendee engagement will be monitored during the seminar.  Upon completion of the session, each confirmed attendee  will receive a certificate via email.  Only registered attendees are eligible for continuing education credit.

Registration:  $10 AWWA members, $15 for non-members 
per session

Since the EPA released their PFAS Action Plan in 2019, they have pursued various related regulatory actions.  Additionally, congress has been actively working on legislation to address PFAS concerns.  This talk will provide an overview of relevant recent and upcoming regulatory and legislative activities.  


Additionally, AWWA has developed a series of informational materials to support drinking water systems with PFAS issues. These materials, such as AWWA's new Utility Risk Assessment Guide for PFAS, will be reviewed during the talk.  


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​About the presenter:  Chris Moody – AWWA Regulatory Technical Manager:  Reporting to AWWA’s DC Office, Chris analyzes a range of technical, regulatory and policy issues related to drinking water, with a particular emphasis on PFAS, Legionella, and lead and copper.


September 16th, 2020 - 12:pm - 1:00 pm   webinar

Per- and Polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that persist in the environment. These chemicals have been used for decades in consumer products to make them non-stick and water resistant. They are also used in firefighting foams and in many industrial processes. They persist in the environment and can bioaccumulate, or build up, in our bodies and the bodies of animals. Their widespread use and disposal routes of PFAS containing products has led to these chemicals to contaminate drinking water sources. Traditional drinking water treatment technologies are not fully capable of removing them.

This session will provide an introduction to PFAS chemicals, why they are a concern, how they are getting into drinking water and its sources and give some information of treatment technologies to reduce PFAS levels in drinking water.


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About the presenter: Seetha Coleman-Kammula, PhD, Executive Director, Center for PFAS Solutions (www.pfasolutions.org)  Seetha, one of the co-founders of the Center for PFAS Solutions is a former Senior Vice President of Basell, a Royal Dutch Shell and BASF joint venture company. She started as a research scientist in Amsterdam at the Shell Laboratories and held diverse positions in 4 countries managing R&D, strategy and several businesses. She served on the sustainability external advisory board of the Dow Chemical company. The Center for PFAS Solutions offers measurement and analysis of trace levels of PFAS in many environmental media and conducts research to develop solutions to remove PFAS from water.

September 8th, 2020 - 1:pm - 2:00 pm   webinar