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Water Quality Monitoring Workshop to be Offered at AWWA ACE Conference

After a two-year break, the American Water Works Association's ACE Conference will be hosted in-person in San Antonio, Texas, from June 12th - 15th. The conference brings together water sector professionals from around the country to learn about new technologies and techniques in water quality monitoring, mitigation strategies, and overcoming engineering challenges. 


On Sunday, June 12th from 9am - 4pm, a pre-conference workshop will be offered titled "Proactive Management of Aesthetic Quality to Maintain Consumer Confidence"

This workshop is hosted by FlowCam user, Hunter Adams of Wichita Falls, Texas, and will include a presentation by him alongside nine other water sector professionals, examining tools for proactive monitoring such as FlowCam, as well as management of already existing water quality aesthetics. Hunter has been a FlowCam user for several years and has published a variety of resources outlining his team's strategy for monitoring cyanobacteria in drinking water. To register for the workshop, please email service@awwa.org

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Hunter's latest featured essay overviewing his team's integrated monitoring strategy was published this May in Journal AWWA, in an article titled "Characterizing and Mitigating Cyanobacterial Blooms in Drinking Water Reservoirs".


Journal AWWA - May 2022 - Article title page

"To overcome the challenges associated with the complexity of detecting and mitigating blooms, T&O compounds, and cyanotoxins in source and treated waters, the City of Wichita Falls Cypress Environmental Laboratory (CEL) developed a monitoring plan that merged analyses from its microbiological and analytical laboratories while optimizing the water system’s existing treatment technologies (Southard et al. 2021). The CEL integrated analytical approaches to determine when treatment changes are needed and where to focus testing efforts until blooms and T&O events subside."


Adams et al "Characterizing and Mitigating Cyanobacterial Blooms in Drinking Water Reservoirs." Journal AWWA, May 2022, 26-38.

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