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Ensuring Safe Drinking Water with Dr. Steve E. Hrudey

One Day Workshop | May 17, 2016  8:30 am – 5:00 pm

In conjunction with the Blue Cities 2016 conference,
Canadian Water Network is hosting an interactive, 1‑day workshop
featuring Dr. Steve E. Hrudey on the topic of safe drinking water.

Workshop Details

Drinking water operators and other frontline personnel must deliver safe, reliable drinking water to the communities they serve while avoiding risks related to the design, operation and maintenance of their systems. To mitigate the risk of a drinking water outbreak occurring in any system, key lessons can be learned by studying drinking water failures and close calls, and understanding how the lessons learned in those cases apply to other systems.

  • Learn about what happened during worldwide drinking water disease outbreaks and chemical contamination episodes, as well as close calls — from the perspective of the frontline operators.
  • Discuss the application of lessons learned from each case study to your own facility.
  • Understand how to manage and avoid risks in your own system.

This is a practical learning opportunity for frontline personnel, decision-makers, managers and supervisors, who can use the materials from this workshop to reduce and manage risks in their system.

Participants will also receive a copy of the June 2014 book, Ensuring Safe Drinking Water – Learning from Frontline Experience with Contamination, which contains 21 case studies of drinking water failures and close calls.

This course has met the requirements under O. Reg. 128/04 as Director Approved Continuing Education for 0.7 continuing education units.

Limited to 35 participants.
Registration (includes lunch): $350 + HST

Not attending Blue Cities 2016?
You may still register for this workshop.

Dr. Steve E. Hrudey

Professor Emeritus
Analytical and Environmental Toxicology
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
University of Alberta

Steve Hrudey has maintained a diverse, interdisciplinary career in the environmental health sciences and risk management. He has been recognized with a number of major awards, including a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for service to scholarship in science, the 2013 Research Excellence Summit Award of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta and the top research award (2012 A.P. Black Award) of the American Water Works Association, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to safe drinking water.

Workshop Location – Delta Toronto Hotel

Book a room by April 25 to ensure you receive our room rate discount!

Reservation Information

Reservations can be made by contacting the Global Reservations Office at 1-888-890-3222Callers must mention the Canadian Water Network conference to receive the rate of $225.


75 Lower Simcoe Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5J 3A6 Canada

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