Webcast to discuss harmful algal blooms

Cyanobacteria and their toxicity is the topic of a 1 p.m. EST, Feb. 20 webcast hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The webcast, "Harmful Algal Blooms: Cyanobacteria and their Toxins," will explore the risk of contamination of water supplies from cyanobacteria and the production of cyanotoxins. A panel of experts will describe the ecology and distribution of cyanobacteria, define the problems associated with the toxins, and address the public health risk...

Jan 31st, 2008

DENVER, Jan. 29, 2008 -- Cyanobacteria and their toxicity is the topic of a 1 p.m. EST, Feb. 20 webcast hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Water professionals will discuss how to take a proactive role in dealing with blue-green algal blooms in drinking water and recreational water supplies. The toxins produced by the algae, cyanotoxins, cause animal mortalities and disruptions to natural food webs. Cyanotoxins also present a public health risk.

The webcast, "Harmful Algal Blooms: Cyanobacteria and their Toxins," will explore the risk of contamination of water supplies from cyanobacteria and the production of cyanotoxins. A panel of experts will describe the ecology and distribution of cyanobacteria, define the problems associated with the toxins and their economic impact, and address the public health risk. A significant portion of the webcast will present information on management tools to prevent and control cyanobacteria growth in lakes and reservoirs, as well as discuss existing and novel approaches to treat source water for cyanotoxins.

For more information about this webcast and how to register, please visit:
http://www.awwa.org/Conferences/WebcastsHome.cfm?ItemNumber=3551&navItemNumber =1520#upcoming

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.

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