Wednesday 2:30 PM
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Room: Governor

Using the Source Water Protection Operational Guide to AWWA Standard G300

The Source Water Protection Operational Guide to AWWA Standard G300 contains a number of worksheets for utility and watershed management staff to evaluate the completeness of their plan with regard to the six essential SWP program elements. This paper will step through these elements: (1) a SWP protection program vision; (2) source water characterization; (3) SWP goals; (4) a SWP action plan; (5) implementation of the action plan; and (6) periodic evaluation and revision of the program and their associated worksheets. This paper will also discuss AWWA's current program for self-assessment to gain recognition for a SWP program that meets the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/American Water Works Association (AWWA) Utility Management Standard G300 for Source Water Protection.

Moderator:  Ted Meckes


Sharon C. Long - WSLH/University of Wisconsin

Sharon C. Long, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience in applied environmental microbiology and engineering. She is currently the Director of Environmental Microbiology with the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and a Professor of Soil Science with the University of Wisconsin Madison. Dr. Long earned a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

During her 18 year academic career, her research has focused on Microbial Source Indicators in Watershed Management - Improving Detection and Quantification, Environmental Ecology of Indicator Organisms and Infectious Diseases, Microbial Community Structure and Function in Contaminated Systems, Microbial Safety of Wastewater Sludge and Biosolids, and Biotreatablity Assessment. Dr. Long is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Water Works Association, International Water Association, and Water Environment Federation. She has served on the AWWA University Student Activities Committee and the Source Water Protection Committee. She will be serving as Chair of the Source Water Protection Committee from 2010-2013. Our next speaker is Sharon Long. She holds a dual position with the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and the University of Wisconsin. She is going to presenting information on the G-300 Source Water Protection Standard co-authored by Chi Ho Sham, Rich Gullick and Bob Morgan.