Water Science and Technology Board MeetingWater Science and Technology Board
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
Tile Drains: Understanding and Mitigating the Impacts on the Nation's Streams
--Moderator: Cathy Kling
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.