NEW DATES – WLA Summit

EPA’s Water Security Division has announced a rescheduling of the Water Lab Alliance Summit.  Originally scheduled for August 27 -28, the NEW DATES are November 20-21.  The Summit will still be held in Chicago, IL.  Information on hotel accommodations will be provided soon.

Audience:  EPA is interested in laboratory, water utility, emergency response, public information officer, and first responder community attendance and participation at this event.

The Summit will actively engage a vast array of technical and leadership personnel from the Water Sector, laboratory, and emergency response communities who will learn about WLA program elements, practice the WLA Response Plan (WLA-RP) for water contamination incident response, and provide hands-on experience with EPA security-related tools and resources.

Focus:  In addition to showcasing the benefits of the WLA program, the Summit offers attendees information about how to identify laboratories with additional capacity and/or specific capabilities, discuss challenges and solutions to laboratory capability and capacity, and explore EPA tools and resources in a hands-on environment.

Tools:  Among the tools and demonstrations planned are the Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT), the Compendium of Environmental Testing Laboratories, EPA’s Web-based Electronic Data Review (WebEDR) application, Unknown Contaminant Sampling guidance, and ultrafiltration of large-volume samples for pathogens and toxins.

Register:  https://www.thetestportal.com/2013_WLA_Summit_Registration.

For more information and updates on the WLA Security Summit, please check the WLA website at WLA@epa.gov or give them a call at 703-818-4200

 

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