New Waves January 2010

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DiGiovanni to present during AWWA webcast

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) will host a webcast titled New Approaches for Assessing Microbial Threats on Feb. 17. Dr. George D. DiGiovanni, professor and faculty fellow at the Texas AgriLife Research Center at El Paso, will be one the webcast’s presenters. The event will provide attendees with results from recent studies that contribute to the understanding of the occurrence and viability of microbial health threats in drinking water.

Webcast attendees will also learn to interpret results from scientific research on distribution system pathogens, how genotyping Cryptosporidium oocysts improves watershed management and provides insight into human health risks, and how to identify key factors which promote retention and subsequent biofilm development of E. coli O157:H7.

In addition to DiGiovanni, Dr. Mark Borchardt of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation and Dr. Ben Klayman of Water Treatment Technology will be presenting during the webcast. For more information, visit

Read the full AWWA press release here.

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