Water Research Webinar Series
Free webinars typically held every other month from 2:00-3:00 pm ET.
EPA's Office of Research and Development hosts this webinar series to share current research activities and results. Through innovative science and engineering, EPA’s researchers are developing cost-effective, sustainable solutions to 21st century complex water issues. The scientific results and innovative technologies developed support EPA’s mandate to protect the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of our Nation’s water resources, and to ensure safe drinking water and water systems.
NOTE: Attendees have the option of receiving a certificate of attendance. Acceptance of certificates is contingent on 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.
Property Values and Water Quality: Supporting Decisions with the Hedonic Model
Although there is well-established body of literature examining how water quality impacts home values, it has yet to be used in analyses of regional and nationwide water quality regulations. Property value studies combine housing choices with data on water quality to estimate benefits in a statistical model. This webinar will present an overview of the hedonic property value method, synthesize the literature to estimate a set of unit values and transfer functions to support decisions affecting water quality, and identify approaches to move beyond the limitations identified in the synthesis.
About the Presenters
Matt Heberling, Ph.D.
Matt is a research economist with EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling. His current research focuses on estimating the economic benefits of improving water quality and using economic incentives for controlling pollution. Matt holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Penn State University.
Michael Papenfus, Ph.D.
Michael is an environmental economist with EPA’s Office of Research and Development, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment. His current research focuses on estimating the economic benefits associated with protecting water quality, wild salmon populations, and human health. Michael holds a Ph.D. in environment and resources (environmental eonomics) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and previously worked at the Natural Capital Project before joining the EPA.
2020-2021 Upcoming Webinars Schedule
|Date||Topic and Presenter(s)|
|January 27, 2021||Disinfection Byproducts Formation Tools for Drinking Water Utilities
Presenter: David Wahman, EPA's Office of Research and Development
|March 31, 2021||Fit-for-Purpose Water Updates and Life Cycle Comparisons of Non-Potable Water Reuse Scenarios
Presenter: Jay Garland, EPA's Office of Research and Development
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)|
|October 28, 2020||Health Effects Associated with Harmful Algal Blooms and Algal Toxins (Recording coming soon)
Presenter: Elizabeth Hilborn, EPA's Office of Research and Development
|September 30, 2020|| CoV-2 in Wastewater Monitoring: Linking Research and Application to Meet Immediate Needs
Presenters: Jay Garland, Nicole Brinkman, and Scott Keely, EPA's Office of Research and Development; Bruce Smith, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (Ohio); and Rebecca Fugitt, Ohio Department of Health
|September 29, 2020|| and Resulting Impacts to Water Bodies Used as Drinking Water Sources
National Priority Grantee Presenters: Alex Chow and Tanju Karanfil, Clemson University and Joseph Kasprzyk and Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, University of Colorado Boulder
(Note: Held as part of EPA's Small Drinking Water Systems Monthly Webinar Series)
|July 29, 2020||Water Reuse for Agricultural Purposes
Presenters: Helen Nguyen Ph.D., University of Illinois and Jay Gan, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
|May 27, 2020||EPA Expands Research on COVID-19 in the Environment—Homeland Security Research Webinar Series
Presenters: Gregory Sayles, Ph.D., Timothy J. Wade, Ph.D., Kevin Oshima, Ph.D., Jay L. Garland, Ph.D., EPA's Office of Research and Development
|April 29, 2020||Water Treatment Modeling Tools for Removing PFAS and Other Contaminants
Presenter: Thomas F. Speth, Ph.D., EPA's Office of Research and Development
|February 26, 2020||Research to Support and Implement Recreational Water Quality Criteria
Presenters: Kevin Oshima, Ph.D. and Orin C. Shanks, Ph.D., EPA's Office of Research and Development
|August 28, 2019||Geospatial Patterns of Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in U.S. Rivers and Streams
Presenter: Scott Keely, Ph.D., EPA's Office of Research and Development
|July 24, 2019||Early Detection of Algal Blooms in U.S. Freshwater Systems: CyAN Mobile App
Presenters: Blake A. Schaeffer, Ph.D., Robyn Conmy, Ph.D., and John M. Johnston, Ph.D., EPA's Office of Research and Development
|May 22, 2019||Multi-Source Remote Sensing for Assessment and Management of Surface Waters
Presenters: Melanie Vanderhoof, Ph.D., Jay Christensen, Ph.D., and Laurie Alexander, Ph.D., EPA's Office of Research and Development
|March 27, 2019||M and M's: Developing Methods to Detect Toxicity in Water using Mayflies and Mussels
Presenters: Teresa J. Norberg-King, EPA's Office of Research and Development; Dave Soucek, Ph.D., Illinois Natural History Survey; and Ning Wang, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey
|November 28, 2018||Methods and Guidance for Sampling and Analyzing for PFAS in Environmental Media
Presenters: Christopher Impellitteri, Ph.D. and Jody Shoemaker, Ph.D., EPA's Office of Research and Development
|October 31, 2018||Water Reuse and Reclaimed Water
Presenter: Jay L. Garland, Ph.D., EPA's Office of Research and Development
Panelists: Paula Kehoe, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Anita Anderson, Minnesota Department of Health; Stephen Deem, Washington State Department of Health; and Brian D. Good, Denver Water