Bringing together all those with an interest in the cutting edge of water and wastewater technology, including end-users, systems integrators, start-ups, financiers and researchers, to understand the emerging opportunities for innovation in water

Meeting Information

Date & Time (EDT)
23rd June 2021, 11:00 - 12:45

Overcoming the USA's PFAS problem

Part of the Emerging Contaminants meeting series

With the US EPA now developing a federal drinking water standard for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), GWI is convening a multi-stakeholder virtual meeting to understand the challenges that the man-made chemicals place on the water utility sector – and the strategies to overcome them. GWI has estimated that US utilities will spend over $4 billion by 2026 on PFAS treatment for drinking water purposes alone, and the contaminants are likewise imposing challenges on wastewater and biosolids management. The meeting format will feature three separate discussions focusing on different perspectives: federal and state regulations, water and wastewater utility decision-making, and treatment solutions. The aim of the session is to help inform future policy considerations and utility planning. The conference will use the Remo online conference platform that will provide valuable networking opportunities for attendees.



11:00 - 11:05

Platform Familiarisation and Introductions

11:05 - 11:40

Panel 1: Utility & Regulatory Perspectives

11:40 - 12:20

Panel 2: Technology Perspectives

12:20 - 12:45

Open Networking

Industry experts will take part in two discussion panels highlighting the perspective of utility leaders, regulatory experts, and technology providers. Each panel will be followed by an Audience Q&A where you can pose your questions to the speakers.

The meeting will end with an open networking portion where you have the opportunity to meet and network directly with speakers and other attendees in small groups.

Main Strand

Chief Technology Officer

Related Strands

Utility Performance



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