Emerging Contaminants and Water Supply workshop

September 19, 2005

Emerging contaminants include pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and endocrine disrupting chemicals that have been discovered in surface and/or ground water. This workshop examined emerging contaminants, particularly endocrine disrupting chemicals, from the perspective of water supply agencies. The workshop was offered by the Potomac DWSP Partnership to interested water suppliers and government agencies at no charge.

Workshop brochure and agenda


  • Educate water suppliers and government agencies on emerging contaminants in the Potomac basin.
  • Provide an overview of currently available data.
  • Discuss a plan of action for furthering our understanding of emerging contaminants and their possible impacts on the Potomac River basin as a drinking water supply.


* Presenter of jointly authored paper

Workshop Chair: Martin Chandler, WSSC

Sponsorship: The workshop was funded in part by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.