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Webinar: Use of Real-Time HABs Sensors for Drinking Water Treatment

On December 16, 2015, LimnoTech helped present a webinar titled “Use of Real-Time HABs Sensors for Drinking Water Treatment.” The presentation received a great deal of interest and was attended by over 300 viewers from 37 States, 6 countries, and 40 from the U.S. EPA. This page is a summary of that presentation, with links to talks by presenters from the presentation and related materials.

The webinar introduction was presented by Dr. John Bratton (jbratton@limno.com, www.limno.com), a Senior Scientist at LimnoTech with broad expertise in earth and environmental sciences, including successful leadership of projects involving remedial investigation/remedial design for contaminated sites, large ecosystem restoration with a nutrient reduction focus, and litigation support.

Brenda Snyder from the University of Toledo Lake Erie Center (brenda.snyder@utoledo.edu, https://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/lec/) next presented on “Using and Interpreting Sonde Data.” Her tenure at the City of Toledo includes six years as chief chemist, including the water crisis in 2014 when the City was faced with unsafe levels of toxic microcystin in its water and a “do not drink” advisory was sent to 500,000 residents, making national news. 

Next Ed Verhamme from LimnoTech (everhamme@limno.com, www.limno.com) presented “From Toledo to Ashtabula: Why Online Monitoring Pays Off.” Ed Verhamme has 10 years’ experience working on nutrient and water quality and HABs issues across the Great Lakes.  Since 2014, Ed has worked with over fifteen public water systems in Ohio to install and train operators on the use of water quality sensors to monitor for the presence of HABs in source waters.

To complete the seminar, Paul Nieberding from Fondriest Environmental (paul@fondriest.com, www.fondriest.com) spoke “Sonde Basics.” Paul Nieberding is the General Manager of Fondriest Environmental with over 10 years of experience in the environmental measurement industry. He plays an active role in system design and new product development for the firm.

A video of the entire presentation can be viewed here: Presentation Video


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