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Fools Rush In - Cleaning Up After Disasters

8:00 AM -
  8:50 AM
General Session
Credits:  .1

The point-of-use/point-of-entry (POU/POE) water treatment industry is often called upon to respond to disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes or chemical spills. Emotions can run high as residents of a community demand immediate answers as well as potential solutions. POU/POE treatment professionals can play an important role in restoring water quality but must understand the challenges of the situation, gather data, and provide a knowledgeable solution. Dr. Andrew Whelton has been called in to assist on a number of recent disaster clean-up efforts, including the train derailment and resulting chemical spill in Ohio in February 2023 and the devastating wildfire in Maui in August 2023. He'll share his first-hand experience, including regulators' perspectives and the challenges in correctly applying water treatment technologies.

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