Upcoming Event

Water Science and Technology Board Meeting

Board Meeting
Topics: Water
April 19, 2016 - April 20, 2016
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Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

Click the links below to download PDFs of the presentations.

America's Drinking Water: Risks and Challenges
--Moderator: George Hornberger
----Marc Edwards
----Mark LeChevallier
----Peter Grevatt

Tile Drains: Understanding and Mitigating the Impacts on the Nation's Streams
--Moderator: Cathy Kling
----Rob Sampson
----Nandita Basu
----Tom Isenhart

With the recent water crisis in Flint, MI, new questions about the quality of our nation's drinking water supply are being raised. On April 19, the public is invited to join a discussion of risks to human health and challenges faced in providing a safe water supply at the Water Science and Technology Board's spring meeting. Mark Edwards, an environmental engineer who was instrumental in exposing the lead crisis in DC in 2004 and also the Flint crisis, will deliver the keynote address.

Attendees are invited to stay for lunch and the afternoon session to discuss the use of tile drainage in agriculture and its impacts on water quality issues in the nation's rivers and streams. Used mostly in the Midwest, tile drainage is used to keep soil moisture optimal for crop growth.