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Dr. Breysse of CDC to keynote next week’s AWWA Virtual Summit: Lead & Water Quality

March 31, 2021

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today announced Dr. Patrick Breysse from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will keynote its AWWA Virtual Summit: Lead & Water Quality, which will be held April 7-8. Member registration is $240 and non-member registration is $340.

Dr. Patrick Breysse, PhD, CIH, will keynote the two-day virtual summit with a presentation as part of the opening general session at 8:30 a.m. MT on Wed., April 7. As the director of National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Dr. Breysse leads the investigation of the relationship between environmental factors and health for the CDC.

The revised Lead and Copper Rule requires prompt, continued action from the water sector to reduce lead exposure through drinking water. The AWWA Virtual Summit provides a comprehensive perspective on lead reduction actions and impacts through presentations of technical content and total water solutions.

The two-day event will feature a townhall presentation featuring:

  • Jennifer Liggett, Drinking Water Technologist, Jacobs
  • Quirien Muylwyk, MASc., P.Eng., Director Water Quality and VP, AECOM
  • Elise Deshommes, Engineering Project Manager, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Rebecca Slabaugh, Associate Vice President, Arcadis

Participants can submit questions to the townhall panelists at research@awwa.org.

The event will consist of the four following tracks:

  1. Communication/Utility Guidance
  2. Corrosion Control Studies
  3. Lead Service Lines
  4. Management/Regulatory

Media note: Accredited members of the media may attend the Virtual Summit at no charge. However, they are required to register with AWWA Communications. For media registration, visit AWWA’s Press Room or contact Amber Wilson at 303-652-7704.

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Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.