WQRF kicks off ‘Summer School’ series



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Free monthly webinars focus on hot topics in water

LISLE, Ill. – Free monthly webinars geared to stakeholders in water quality will kick off next week, sponsored by the Water Quality Research Foundation. Each WQRF Summer School session offers 0.1 Continuing Professional Development credit toward recertification for WQA-certified water treatment pros.

Class is in session on:

  • Wednesday, May 29, at noon ET (11 a.m. CT). Richard Mest, Director of Special Projects for A.O. Smith, leads a session on emerging contaminants, covering updates on various water contaminants and the ever-expanding treatment technologies available.  Then stay for a tour of the revised-and-updated WQRF Contaminant Occurrence Map.
  • Tuesday, June 18, at noon ET (11 a.m. CT).  “The Future of PFAS” looks at EPA regulation, disposal management, the future of destruction technologies and how to create a more sustainable path forward in treating the “forever chemicals” in our water. Presenters are Ashley Greene, EPA; Cindy Frickle, EPA; David Trueba, CEO, Revive Environmental; and Angela Rodriguez, Ph. D, Applications Engineer, Calgon Carbon.
  • Tuesday, July 23, at noon ET (11 a.m. CT). WQRF research will be our topic as we discuss the recently completed PFAS Surrogate Study. Dr. Madjid Mohseni will join to explain the investigation into the development of surrogate compounds that will cover multiple PFAS for product certification testing of water treatment media specific to POU/POE products.

Summer School commencement will be held in late August (date to be announced) with the release of the WQRF Call for Posters for 2025 and presentations from 2024’s winning submissions, specific to water treatment technologies and their use in treating lead and PFAS. 

All of the education in the webinar series is free, thanks to generous sponsorship from Calgon Carbon Corporation.  For more information or to register, please visit, WQRF.org/webinars

Established in 1952, the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) is a 501c(3) organization dedicated to serving as the independent voice of research for the improvement of water quality and the science of water treatment technologies.

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