UW Course to be Held at Global Water Center



Understanding Water Chemistry for Practical Applications
May 19-20 — All Day
Global Water Center
Register with: Ron Bartos

UW-Madison will be holding a course called Understanding Water Chemistry for Practical Application in the Global Water Center on May 19-20. This two-day course will cover the basics of water chemistry and current issues and applications in drinking water, wastewater treatment, groundwater, industry, rivers, lakes, and storm water.

Course fees include the take-home notebook (a detailed course binder including all presentations and technical handouts), break refreshments and lunches, and the course certificate for 15 Professional Development Hours or 1.5 Continuing Education Credits.

Who should attend? The course will specifically benefit water/wastewater professionals, consulting engineers, plant managers and operators, municipal engineers, industrial water users, public health professionals, and others interested in water chemistry including undergraduate and graduate students.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to practical water chemistry
  • Terminology and quantities
  • Acids, bases, and carbon dioxide
  • Drinking water treatment chemistry and microbiology
  • Wastewater treatment chemistry and microbiology
  • Solubility and precipitation
  • Corrosion and oxidation/reduction
  • Chemistry in rivers, lakes, stormwater, and groundwater
  • Phosphorus, nutrients, mercury, copper, lead, and manganese
  • Emerging contaminants, pharmaceuticals, and endocrine disruptors
  • Organic chemicals and pesticides
  • Case studies, applications, and practical guidance

There is a minimum attendance required for UW-Madison to host the course which needs to be confirmed by April 21. If you or your company is interested in attending, please contact Ron Bartos ASAP at rpbartos@aosmith.com for reserve your spot.

About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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