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APHL 2011 EPA WLA Forum

June 8, 2011

Location: Houston Public Health Laboratory


2011 EPA Water Laboratory Alliance Forum

June 8, 2011 - 1:00pm-3:30pm
Qwest Center
Omaha, NE

Forum Overview: This forum will discuss EPA’s Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) program, which provides the water sector (e.g. states, utilities, and the EPA Regional laboratories) with an integrated nationwide network of laboratories with the analytical capabilities to support response to an intentional, unintentional, and natural water contamination event.

Forum Agenda:
1:00PM to 1:05PM    Introductions of EPA Panel and Meeting Objectives

1:05PM to 1:15PM    Meet & Greet Activity

1:15PM to 1:45PM    Water Laboratory Alliance: Programmatic Overview/Launch
1:45PM to 2:00PM    Regional Full Scale Laboratory Response Exercise

2:00PM to 2:15PM    Break

2:00PM to 3:00PM    EPA Tools Developed for the Laboratory Sector 
                                       A.  Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan
                                       B.  Laboratory Compendium
                                       C.  WEB-EDR Water Contaminant Information Tool 
                                       D.  Water Contaminant Information Tool
                                       E.  WLA Training Center

3:00PM to 3:15PM    Public Environmental Laboratories and the WLA: An Insiders’ View

3:15PM to 3:20PM    Drawing Winners

3:20PM to 3:30PM    Closing Remarks

Registration: There is no fee to attend this forum but you do need to register separately from the APHL Annual Meeting. Click the link above to register.

Information/Questions: For questions or further information on this forum, please contact Erinna Kinney at 240.485.2786 or  

There are no additional sessions for this event.