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ELISS Forum on Drinking Water Safety

Join water professionals from across the country to help keep water in municipal and private wells safe for all.
WHEN: December 12, 2016; 8:30 am - 1 pm
WHERE: AAAS Headquarters, Washington, DC
REGISTER by December 7


The National Ground Water Association estimates that 44% of the U.S. population gets drinking water from groundwater that feeds into a municipal or private well.  It is vital to protect these wells from contaminants such as bacteria, heavy metals, or chemicals that may harm human health.  While municipal and private wells are subject to different regulations, ensuring safe drinking water requires quality water sources, proper well construction, and accurate data to guide outreach, monitoring, and treatment efforts.  

How can organizations work across sectors and geographies to ensure safe drinking water for all?

At this event, join participants from across the country and multiple federal agencies and national organizations to explore ways to help one another ensure cleaner well water for more people.  Share helpful resources and best practices, or ask for help addressing key challenges like groundwater monitoring, treatment technologies, and data sharing.

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