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Presented by: CWEA

Webinar – PFAS Primer for Clean Water Professionals


  • January 22
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


  • Member price: Free

Student and Young Professionals Webinar

SYP webinars are sponsored by the Los Angeles Basin Section; San Francisco Bay Section and Desert and Mountains Section. They are free for members.

Chemicals called PFAS have been in the headlines lately: These emerging contaminants are the focus of a major Hollywood movie, a Congressional task force, and considerable public concern.

Sometimes called “forever chemicals” because of their extreme persistence, PFAS enter wastewater from industrial sources and consumer products and are poorly removed by traditional treatment trains. As a result, they are present in treatment plant effluent and biosolids.

This presentation will provide an overview of PFAS and their relevance to the clean water industry. Topics will include why and how PFAS are used by industry, human exposure and environmental concerns, analytical techniques, the regulatory landscape, and possibilities for source control.

Learn what you need to know to help your organization stay ahead of the curve on this emerging issue.


Dr. Tom Bruton
Senior Scientist
Green Science Policy Institute

Dr. Bruton leads the Institute’s research and policy work on highly fluorinated chemicals (PFAS). He received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering at UC Berkeley, where his research focused on cleanup of chemical contaminants, including PFAS, in soil and groundwater. He holds B.S. and M.S.E. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Iowa State University, and Arizona State University, respectively.

SYP Committee website

Upcoming PFAS Training Sessions

2020 P3S Conference, Hilton Long Beach

  • SCAP Pretreatment Management Track – Monday, January 27th
  • PFAS Unmasked – Tuesday January 28th

More conference info P3S.CWEA.org

2020 Annual Conference, Reno, NV

  • PFAS Summit – Wednesday, April 1st

More information at AC.CWEA.org


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