The Center for Public Health Education, a division of NSF International (www.nsf.org  www.nsf.org), The Public Health and Safety Company announces a conference on "Public Water System Compliance Using Point-of-Use (POU) and Point-of-Entry (POE) Treatment Technologies." NSF is a global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions. The conference will take place on Feb. 13-14, 2003 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
The conference will feature state and federal regulatory officials, public and private water utility officials and industry leaders in water supply and water treatment to discuss the latest developments on regulations, product standards, cost considerations, technologies and public education. Topics include current EPA and AWWARF pilot projects, the advantages and disadvantages of POU and POE technologies in water utility operations and the implementation of a sustainable centralized POU/POE drinking water system for compliance. Discussions will focus on performance, costs, monitoring and community acceptance.
"The demand for improved water quality by both consumers and regulators has never been greater," said Tom Bruursema, General Manger, Drinking Water Treatment Unit Certification Program. "This demand is driving both central treatment operations and the POU/POE industry to better and more cost-effective solutions. The question now is how can these two major segments of water treatment work together to better meet consumer needs and tightening regulations. The conference will address this central question and devise solutions to ensure safe drinking water."
Sponsors include U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AwwaRF), Canadian Water and Wastewater Association and the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA).