Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
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DNR To Host ‘Protecting The People – Safe Drinking Water For All’ Webinar Oct. 12

Third Webinar In Series Of Panel Discussions About Safe Water For All

By - Oct 1st, 2021 02:04 pm

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host the last of three educational webinars, Protecting The People – Safe Drinking Water For All, from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The webinar series is part of the Safe Water For All Campaign announced in July that is dedicated to educating the public on the leading drinking water contaminants, including PFAS, nitrates, lead and their impact on your health.  

Wisconsin has a long history of protecting the state’s waters, and even led the nation in drinking water protection with the passage of the 1983 groundwater law. Approximately two-thirds of people living in Wisconsin get their drinking water from groundwater. Adequate supplies of uncontaminated groundwater are crucial not only for our health, but also for our breweries, agricultural operations and cutting-edge industries in Wisconsin. Hear how Wisconsin is working to protect your health and what you can do to get involved.

Speakers include Steve Elmore, DNR Drinking Water and Groundwater Program Director, Jennifer Hauxwell, Associate Director at the University of Wisconsin Aquatics Sciences Center and Jon Meiman, Chief Medical Officer at the Wisconsin Department of Health ServicesBruce Rheineck, DNR Groundwater Section Chief, will moderate the session.

Gov. Tony Evers declared 2019 the Year of Clean Drinking Water to address the fact that not all Wisconsinites have access to safe, clean drinking water. Gov. Evers directed the DNR and DHS, the agencies entrusted with protecting Wisconsin’s health and water resources, to strengthen water quality standards for nitrate, PFAS and lead.

Learn more about how the State of Wisconsin is protecting our drinking water here.


Safe Water For All Panel Series

Protecting The People – Safe Drinking Water For All
12 p.m. Oct. 12
Wisconsin has a long history of protecting the state’s waters and even led the nation in drinking water protection with the passage of the 1983 groundwater law. Approximately two-thirds of people living in Wisconsin get their drinking water from groundwater. Adequate supplies of uncontaminated groundwater are crucial not only for our health but also for our breweries, agricultural operations and cutting-edge industries in Wisconsin. Hear how Wisconsin is working to protect your health and what you can do to get involved.

Speakers:
Steve Elmore, Drinking Water & Groundwater Program Director, DNR
Jennifer Hauxwell, Associate Director, UW-Madison Aquatic Sciences Center
Jon Meiman, Chief Medical Officer and State Occupational and Environmental Disease Epidemiologist, Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services

Watch via the DNR’s YouTube Channel here.

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