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Presented by: CWEA-Redwood

CWEA RES Section Laboratory Committee Presents Toxicity and Ethics


  • October 16, 2019
  • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant
6040 Vaca Station Rd
Elmira, CA 95625 United States
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  • Member price: $30
  • Non-member price: $40

Review of Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Test Reports: What to Look For
Speaker Alison Briden

Reporting toxicity can result in a variety of resource-intensive follow-up activities. Learn the basic tools needed to perform an independent review and validation of whole effluent toxicity (WET) test results and elevate your confidence in the results being reported. Attendees will become familiar with WET test laboratory reports and learn the steps involved in reviewing test results, evaluating basic quality control elements, and where to find the information needed for the evaluation.

Comprehensive Ethics and Integrity for Environmental Laboratory Testing Professionals
Speaker: Diane Lawver

Being an analyst or a manager in a wastewater laboratory generating environmental testing data requires the highest level of integrity. Maintaining the public’s trust in the quality of data generated and assuring the data’s usability for decision-making must be held paramount to all activities by the laboratory. However, the industry standards for generating and interpreting quality control information can be complex. There is no definitive source of appropriate practices to avoid making the wrong decision. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss appropriate approaches for material planned for generating environmental testing data and how to recognize situations where an ethical dilemma may arise. The material planned for this presentation include details on proper practices for typical testing methods used in wastewater laboratories, guidance on how to detect data integrity issues, and exampled os potential issues identified by NV-5.

The training is limited to 50 participants. Register no later than Friday, October 4.

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