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Comprehensive Strategies to Protect Drinking Water from Harmful Algae Blooms: Harmful Algae Management
July 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
As part of comprehensive strategies to protect drinking water, direct control of harmful algae through various integrated strategies can reduce their density at drinking water intakes and decrease pressure on treatment plants to remove these organisms and their toxins.
Our first presentation by Dr. West Bishop will review the use of USEPA-registered algaecides in rapid responses to restore water resource uses when nuisance or harmful algae are discovered. Action threshold response programs will be highlighted that preserve potable water source integrity.
Our second presentation by Dr. Kaytee Pokrzywinski-Boyd and Dr. Mandy Michalsen will review non-traditional HAB management strategies including physical and biological control techniques. Links will be made across freshwater and marine resources and the presentation will highlight potential areas for cross utilization/development, with emphasis on treatments applicable to drinking source waters.