Webinar: Understanding, Tracking, and Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms – August 8, 2018

The North Central Region Water Network organizes a webinar titled “Understanding, Tracking, and Predicting Harmful Algal Blooms”.

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) can have serious repercussions for animal and human health. Their increasing presence has been linked to multiple events such as nutrient runoff, climate change, invasive species, and disturbed ecosystems. This webinar will look at what researchers are currently doing to predict when these blooms might occur; how these blooms are affecting inland waters and the Great Lakes; and how stakeholders and citizens are helping scientists track these harmful algal blooms.

Register today!

Many thanks to Dr. Lesley D’Anglada for sharing this information through the US EPA Freshwater HABs Newsletter.

HABs Collaboratory – 2017 Field Season Webinar

An Invitation by Ken Gibbons, Great Lakes Commission :

On July 24th at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time, the HABs Collaboratory will be hosting the 2017 Field Season Webinar. During this webinar, presenters from across the Great Lakes will discuss HABs field work they are conducting this summer. This webinar seeks to inform attendees about work being conducted across the Great Lakes this summer. After the webinar, a recording will be posted on the HABs Collaboratory website.

Speakers:

  • Tim Davis, NOAA-GLERL
  • Mike McKay, Bowling Green State University
  • Todd Miller, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Brenda Moraska Lafrancois, National Park Service
  • Ngan Diep, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Claire Holeton, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Justin Chaffin, The Ohio State University

Registration

To join the webinar, please click the registration link above. After registering you will receive two emails from Eventbrite. The first email will contain information on how to create an Evenbrite account and the second email will contain the link to join the webinar. On the day of the webinar, it is recommended that you log in 10 minutes before the webinar to ensure all the proper Skype for Business drivers are downloaded.

Registration url: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/habs-collaboratory-2017-field-season-webinar-tickets-36197319156

Ken Gibbons, Great Lakes Commission

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EPA’s Tools for Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in Freshwater Systems – Webinar

Join an USEPA Office of Science and Technology Webinar on:

EPA’s Tools for Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins in Freshwater Systems

Pre-registration is not required. Please sign in as guest with your name and organization.

Agenda, presenters bios, and presentations will be posted before the webinar here: https://www.epa.gov/nutrient-policy-data/more-information-about-cyanohabs

DATE:  Tuesday, June 6th, 2017  TIME: 11:00 – 1:30pm EST

 AUDIO AND LOG-IN INFORMATION

Adobe Log-in: http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/habs1/

Audio: Computer audio (VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol), or by phone 866-299-3188; 2025661125#

AGENDA AND PRESENTATIONS

EPA CyanoHABs Website: https://www.epa.gov/nutrient-policy-data/more-information-about-cyanohabs

 SUMMARY

This webinar will focus on various EPA tools and resources that can be used by public water systems, state environment and health agencies, tribes, and local governments who may benefit from the use of these tools to manage cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in drinking and recreational water.

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Webinar on Success Stories of HABs Prevention, Control and Management Techniques – 23 May 2017

Join the Inland HABs Discussion Group Webinar on Success Stories of HABs Prevention, Control and Management Techniques.

Pre-registration is not required. Please sign in as guest with your name and organization. Agenda, presenters bios, and presentations are posted here.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 23th, 2017  at 11:30am – 1:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Webinar Access:

Agenda:

11:30-11:40pm: Updates from CDC, USGS, and USEPA Lorrie Backer, CDC, Keith Loftin, USGS, Lesley D’Anglada, USEPA

11:40-12:00 : Floating Wetlands for Treatment of Urban and Agricultural Runoff in Virginia David J. Sample, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA

12:00-12:20 Mitigation of Maryland Cyanobacteria Blooms:  Barely Straw, Clay Flocculation, Peroxide, and Permanganate Kevin Sellner, Senior Scholar, Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies Hood College, MD

12:20-12:40 Pinto Lake: Progress Towards a Healthier Community Lake Jackie McCloud, Sr. Utilities Engineer, City of Watsonville, CA

12:40-1:00 Leaky Cyanobacterial Cells and Algaecide Treatments: A Look at the Data and Implications for Decision Making John Rodgers, Jr., Professor, Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department, Clemson University, SC

1:00-1:20 Choosing a Remediation Approach: A Case Study Based in First Principles and Mass Balance David A. Caron, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California

1:20-1:30 – Q&A and Discussion

1:30pm – Adjourn

For more information please visit the Inland HABs Discussion group webpage here: https://www.epa.gov/nutrient-policy-data/research-and-news

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U.S. EPA: DRAFT RECREATIONAL CRITERIA AND/OR SWIMMING ADVISORIES FOR CYANOTOXINS Webinar, 15 Feb 2017

This event is hosted by the Health and Ecological Criteria Division in the Office of Water at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This event is open to the public, but interested parties would include: local, state, and federal public health and environmental agencies that are responsible for the protection of human health while recreating in water.

This webinar will include a presentation on the basic science used in the development of the criteria, a look at implementation considerations, and an opportunity to receive feedback from participants.

Date and Time: Wed, February 15, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Link to the webinar page