Symposium Addresses Water Issues

By Anna Lynn Spitzer

Irvine, CA, March 29th, 2012 - - Drinking water standards, regulatory processes, treatment technologies and detection of carcinogens are just a few of the topics discussed today as almost 150 environmental chemists and others with an interest in drinking water gathered in the Calit2 Auditorium for the “Clean Water Symposium.” 

Sponsored by Metrohm, an instrument company that manufactures ion chromatography equipment and other analytical instruments and accessories, the symposium was hosted by UCI Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Bill Cooper, who also directs the university’s Urban Water Research Center. 

It brought together five of the U.S. Clean Water Act’s leading experts in toxicology, public health, drinking water standards, regulatory affairs, and water quality and treatment to discuss chemicals in the nation’s drinking water and what’s being done about it.

“These are some of the foremost experts in their fields in the world,” remarked Cooper. “It was really wonderful to have them all involved.”


Cooper hosted the symposium, which brought together

nationally preeminent  scientists to discuss clean water.