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Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series

Free drinking water-focused webinars typically held on the last Tuesday of the month from 2:00-3:00 pm ET with an optional Q&A session from 3:00-3:30 pm ET.
EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water (OW) host this webinar series to communicate the latest information on solutions for challenges facing small drinking water systems. This forum allows EPA to communicate directly with the states to provide training and foster collaboration and dissemination of information. This, in turn, provides states with information and resources needed to communicate the latest scientific advancements and current guidance to their small systems. It also provides an opportunity for states to share information with each other.

NOTE: Attendees have the option of receiving a certificate of attendance for one hour for participating in the live broadcasts; additional hours may be offered for longer events. Acceptance of certificates is contingent on state and/or organization requirements—EPA cannot guarantee acceptance. Closed-captioned recordings of the webinars are provided below for later viewing and as a training resource; certificates cannot be provided for viewing webinar recordings. Webinar dates and topics are subject to change.

2021 Schedule 

EPA scientists and engineers conducting drinking water field and laboratory research

Additional information and registration coming in January.

Date Topic
January 2021 No webinar scheduled
February 23, 2021 Lead and Copper (2-hour webinar from 2:00-4:00 PM ET)
March 30, 2021 Disinfection Byproducts Control
April 27, 2021 Very Small Systems
May 25, 2021 Harmful Algal Blooms and Algal Toxins
June 29, 2021 Drinking Water Microbes 102 (see Past Webinar Recordings below for Microbes 101 on May 19, 2020)
July 27, 2021 Tribal Community Water Systems
September 2021 18th Annual EPA Drinking Water (Virtual) Workshop 
October 26, 2021 Aging Infrastructure
November 2021 No webinar scheduled
December 2021 No webinar scheduled

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Past Webinar Recordings

Recordings of past webinars are available below and are being hosted on EPA's YouTube channel. Certificates cannot be provided for watching the webinar recordings.

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Date Topic and Presenter(s)
November 17, 2020 AWIA and Creating Resilient Water Utilities
Presenters: Charlene Kormondy and Curt Baranowski, EPA Office of Water
October 27, 2020 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts
Presenters: David G. Wahman, EPA Office of Research and Development and José Rodriguez and James Brown, EPA Region 6
September 29, 2020 Wildfires and Resulting Impacts to Water Bodies Used as Drinking Water Sources
Presenters: Alex Chow and Tanju Karanfil, Clemson University and Joseph Kasprzyk and Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, University of Colorado Boulder
August 31 - September 1, 2020 Live Broadcasts from the 17th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop
July 28, 2020 AWIA Risk and Resilience Check List and AWIA Lessons Learned
Presenters: Lauren Wisniewski, EPA Office of Water and Chris Wells, RCAP
May 19, 2020 Drinking Water Microbes 101
Presenters: Laura Boczek, EPA Office of Research and Development and Jennifer Best EPA Office of Water
March 31, 2020 Drinking Water Regulations 101 and Best Practices for Training Utilities
Presenters: Ryan Albert, EPA Office of Water and Sherry Loos, Great Lakes Community Action Partnership
February 25, 2020 Drinking Water Tools for Small Systems
Presenters: Edward Moriarty, Matt Reed, and Sarah Bradbury, EPA Office of Water
January 28, 2020 Legionella Management and Treatment
Presenters: Ken Rotert, EPA Office of Water and Maura Donohue, EPA Office of Research and Development
November 19, 2019 Risk Assessments, Emergency Response, and Resiliency
Presenters: Nushat Dyson and Chrissy Dangel, EPA Office of Water
October 29, 2019 Funding Opportunities: Farm Bill and Drinking Water Infrastructure Grant Program
Presenters: Dallas Shattuck and Alyssa Edwards, EPA Office of Water​ 
September 25, 2019 Live Broadcast from the 16th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop
September 24, 2019 Live Broadcasts from the 16th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop
August 27, 2019 Increasing Analytical Laboratory Preparedness
Presenters: Heather Arvanaghi, EPA Region 3 and George Gardenier, EPA Office of Water
June 25, 2019 Sanitary Surveys
Presenters: Deborah Vacs Renwick, EPA Office of Water and Lucio Ternieden, Indiana Department of Environmental Management
May 21, 2019 Harmful Algal Blooms and Algal Toxin Treatment
Presenters: Nicholas Dugan and Joel Allen, EPA Office of Research and Development
April 30, 2019 Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule and Simultaneous Compliance
Presenters: Brooke Porter, James Hogan, and Michael Finn, EPA Office of Water
March 26, 2019 Lead Management in Homes and Buildings
Presenters: Mike Desantis, Jennifer Tully, and Michelle Latham, EPA Office of Research and Development
February 26, 2019 Treatment Technologies for Removing Chemicals of Concern
Presenters: Thomas Speth, EPA Office of Research and Development and Brian Bernados, California EPA
November 27, 2018 Tribal and Very Small Systems
Presenters: Marleah Makpiaq LaBelle, National Tribal Water Center and Craig Patterson, EPA Office of Research and Development
September 25, 2018 Droughts and Flooding
Presenter: Jeff Fencil, EPA Office of Water
August 29, 2018 Live Broadcast from the 15th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop
August 28, 2018 Live Broadcasts from the 15th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop
July 31, 2018 Tank Management/Distribution System Optimization
Presenters: Darren Lytle, and Jonathan Burkhardt, EPA Office of Research and Development
June 26, 2018 Source Water Protection 101 and Collaboration
Presenters: Kara Goodwin and Bo Williams, EPA Office of Water and Kim Swan, Clackamas River Water Providers
June 5, 2018 Conventional Treatment Options for Harmful Algal Blooms
Presenters: Tom Waters, EPA Office of Water and Nick Dugan, EPA Office of Research and Development
April 24, 2018 Simultaneous Compliance: Considerations for Adjusting Treatment
Presenters: Thomas Sorg, EPA Office of Research and Development and Michael Finn, EPA Office of Water
March 27, 2018 Water Security and Resiliency: Emergency Response
Presenters: Latisha Mapp, EPA Office of Water and Sarah Taft, EPA Office of Research and Development
February 27, 2018 Small Systems Funding
Presenters: Nick Chamberlain, EPA Office of Water and Cheryl Francis and Steve Saulnier, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
January 30, 2018 Alternative Disinfection: Dichlor & Trichlor
Presenters: David Wahman, EPA Office of Research and Development and Ying-Ying Macauley, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
December 12, 2017 State Acceptance of UV Disinfection Technologies
Presenters: Derek Losh, EPA Office of Water and Jeffrey Adams, EPA Office of Research and Development
November 28, 2017 Lead in Schools and Selecting Lead Free Plumbing Products
Presenters: Victoria Banks, EPA Office of Water and Michelle Latham, EPA Office of Research and Development
September 26, 2017 Decision Support Methodology for Small Systems to Evaluate and Select Treatment Technologies
Presenters: Chad Seidel and  Pablo Cornejo, California State University-Chico
August 29, 2017 Treatment and Control for Manganese and Iron
Presenters: Lili Wang, EPA Office of Water and Darren Lytle, EPA Office of Research and Development
July 25, 2017 Water Loss and Distribution System Infrastructure: Leak Detection and Cost Savings
Presenters: John Brutz, FlowNetworx and John C. Matthews, Louisiana Tech University
June 27, 2017 Harmful Algal Blooms: Treatment, Risk Communications Toolbox, and Management Plans
Presenters: Nicholas Dugan, EPA Office of Research and Development and Hannah Holsinger, EPA Office of Water
May 30, 2017 Water Systems Partnerships
Presenters: Ellen Tariquinio, EPA Office of Water and Chad Fisher, California EPA
April 25, 2017 Water Security and Resiliency: Framework, Models, and Tools
Presenters: Jeffrey Fencil, EPA Office of Water and Regan Murray, EPA Office of Research and Development
March 28, 2017 Source Water Protection: Resources, Analytical Tools, and Ecological and Economic Modeling
Presenters: James Williams, EPA Office of Water and James Price, Matt Heberling, and Chris Nietch, EPA Office of Research and Development
February 28, 2017 Removal of Inorganic Contaminants of Interest: Strontium and Nitrates
Presenters: Darren Lytle, EPA Office of Research and Development and Eugene Leung, California EPA
January 31, 2017 Disinfection Residuals
Presenters: Jonathan Pressman, EPA Office of Research and Development and Matthew Alexander, EPA Office of Water
December 13, 2016 Approaches to Technology Approval
Presenters: Steve Wilson, University of Illinois WINSSS Center and Bill Hogrewe, Rural Community Assistance Partnership-DeRisk Center
October 25, 2016 Legionella Control in Large Building Water Systems
Presenters: César Cordero, EPA Office of Water and Jessica Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
September 27, 2016 Perfluorinated Chemicals: Analytics, Occurrence, and Treatment
Presenters: Thomas Speth, Jody Shoemaker, and Marc Mills, EPA Office of Research and Development
August 30, 2016 Removal of Multiple Contaminants: Biological Treatment and Ion Exchange
Presenters: Treavor Boyer, Arizona State University and Nicholas Dugan, EPA Office of Research and Development
July 26, 2016 Lead and Copper: Sampling and Water Quality Challenges
Presenters: Edward Viveiros, EPA Office of Water and Darren Lytle, EPA Office of Research and Development
June 14, 2016 Disinfection Byproducts: Regulatory Issues and Solutions
Presenters: Michael Finn, EPA Office of Water and Jolyn Leslie, Washington State Department of Health
May 31, 2016 Responding to Harmful Algal Blooms, Optimization Guidelines, and Sampling for Utilities
Presenters: Nicholas Dugan, EPA Office of Research and Development and Heather Raymond, Ohio EPA
March 29, 2016 Point of Use/Point of Entry (POU/POE) Treatment Devices
Presenters: Craig Patterson, EPA Office of Research and Development and Cynthia Klevens, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
February 23, 2016 Consumer Confidence Reports: Electronic Delivery and Best Practices
Presenters: Jamie Harris and Adrienne Harris, EPA Office of Water
February 2, 2016 Uranium Standards in Drinking Water and Removal Technologies Research at Small Community Water Systems
Presenters: Samuel Hernandez, EPA Office of Water and Thomas Sorg, EPA Office of Research and Development
December 15, 2015 Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water
Presenters: Michael Schock and Michelle Latham, EPA Office of Research and Development
November 24, 2015 Treatability Database, Cost Models, and Other Tools for Water Systems
Presenters: Thomas Speth and David Wahman, EPA Office of Research and Development
October 27, 2015 Decentralized High-Rate Wastewater Treatment of Peak Wet Weather Flows
Presenters: Kevin Weiss, EPA Office of Water and Daniel Murray, EPA Office of Research and Development
September 29, 2015 UV Disinfections Systems – Treatment of Groundwater for Small/Medium Sized Water Utilities
Presenters: Michael Finn, EPA Office of Water and Jeffrey Adams EPA’s Office of Research and Development
August 18, 2015 Distribution Operation Options for Small Systems to Address Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs)
Presenters: Jonathan Pressman, EPA Office of Research and Development and Alison Dugan, EPA Office of Water
July 28, 2015 Corrosion Control for Drinking Water Systems
Presenters: Michael Schock, EPA Office of Research and Development and Brian D'Amico, EPA Office of Water
June 30, 2015 Biological and Microbial Aspects of Septic System Pollution
Presenters: Orin Shanks, EPA Office of Research and Development and Alfonso Blanco, EPA Office of Water
May 26, 2015 Current Water Treatment and Distribution System Optimization for Cyanotoxins
Presenters: Lili Wang, EPA Office of Water and Nicholas Dugan, EPA Office of Research and Development
April 28, 2015 Understanding End Water Quality in Hospitals and Other Large Buildings
Presenters: Presenters: César Cordero, EPA Office of Water and Mark Rodgers, EPA Office of Research and Development
March 31, 2015 Small Water System Alternatives – Media and Membrane Filtration for Small Communities and Households
Presenters: Michael Finn, EPA Office of Water and Craig Patterson, EPA Office of Research and Development
February 24, 2015 Innovative Biological Treatment for Small Water Systems: Ammonia, Nitrites, and Nitrates
Presenters: Darren Lytle, EPA Office of Research and Development and Michael Muse, EPA Office of Water
January 27, 2015 Research and Implementation of Arsenic Removal Technologies at Small Community Water Systems
Presenters: Jamie Harris, EPA Office of Water and Thomas Sorg, EPA Office of Research and Development

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