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What do EPA Risk Management Water Researchers Do?

EPA's risk management water research works to manage contaminants in water supplies that pose a threat to human health and the environment. EPA water researchers develop techniques and tools to monitor, treat, protect, and restore water ways and infrastructure. Researchers assist with public health emergencies involving drinking water supply, both in the U.S. and around the globe.  They provide sound scientific information for policy and regulatory development related to Safe Drinking Water and Clean Water Acts.  EPA xcientists and engineers conduct research to:

  • manage drinking water contaminants
  • characterize and restore damaged water bodies
  • provide technical support to the water industry on waterborne disease, water quality and other issues
  • provide effective, reliable, and cost-effective techniques and technologies to safeguard water resources and drinking water delivery.

What has the Risk Management Water Research Program done to protect human health and the environment?

The following are Fiscal Year 2010 accomplishments:

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