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Week of May 9, 2011

1) Register for an EPA Watershed Academy Webcast on "Saving Water & Energy -- Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Improving Efficiency" on May 17th 
2) EPA-sponsored Water Laboratory Alliance Forum

1) Register for an EPA Watershed Academy Webcast on "Saving Water & Energy -- Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Improving Efficiency" on May 17th 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Watershed Academy will sponsor a free webcast on "Saving Water & Energy -- Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Improving Efficiency" on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern.  This webcast addresses several programs in the water sector that can help communities make small changes that can lead to big reductions in greenhouse gases.  The webcast features information from EPA’s WaterSense program that informs viewers how they can find and select water-efficient products that can help their wallet and the environment.  The webcast will also highlight actions that water and wastewater utilities can take to save water and energy, as well as include information about how grassroots organizations are getting involved to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their communities.

Webcast participants are eligible to receive a certificate for their attendance. Slide presentations are posted in advance and participants are encouraged to download them prior to the webcast.

For slide presentations and to register, visit www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts.

2) EPA-sponsored Water Laboratory Alliance Forum
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the Association of Public Health Laboratories, is sponsoring the Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Forum. The Forum will be held on June 8, 2011 (1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  The Water Laboratory Alliance, as part of EPA's Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) of state, federal, local, and commercial laboratories focused on state and local drinking and waste water utility laboratories, is designed to provide the water sector with an integrated nationwide network of laboratories with the analytical capabilities and capacity necessary to respond to drinking water contamination events.

Attendees can expect to hear about WLA programmatic elements and laboratory tools developed to assist with responding to emergencies.  Registration for the Forum is free and can be accessed on-line at: https://www.aphlnet.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=EventInfo&RegPath=EventRegFees&REg_evt_key=295df87c-6070-407f-9e52-563b0299dee7

More information about the Water Laboratory Alliance can be found on EPA’s Web site at http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/watersecurity/wla/

 


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