Drinking Water Webinars
Water Resources Webinars
Drinking Water Webinar Recordings
Previously recorded webinars are free of charge for you to watch.
Groundwater is a vital natural resources to the Commonwealth that must be protected from contamination.
PA Sea Grant and a host of partners have been helping coastal communities along the Delaware River to prepare for the flooding and extreme heat expected with future climate.
Climate change poses significant challenges for water policy makers. Environmental law and water law are structured to treat issues of water pollution and temporary shortage, but poorly equipped to deal with increasingly rapid changes in the hydrological cycle that the existing forms of law have assumed to be nearly constant.
Approximately 3 million people in Pennsylvania rely on private wells but groundwater is not ubiquitously free of chemical and/or microbial contaminants.
This webinar by Erin Ling from Virginia Tech University provides an overview of a Virginia Cooperative Extension program, the Virginia Household Water Quality Program (VAHWQP).
Amy Galford, a water resources educator with Penn State Extension in Cumberland County, discusses specific issues associated with inspections of water wells and septic systems when buying or selling rural homes and farms.
In response to the increased attention that lead in drinking water has received over the past few weeks in Flint, Michigan, Penn State Extension Specialist Bryan Swistock provided a webinar focusing on lead issues in private drinking water supplies.
Bryan Swistock, a water resources extension associate with Penn State Extension, discusses "forest hydrology" or the movement of water within forested watersheds and how that ensures clean water.
Dr. Li Li, an Associate Professor in Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State, discusses the use of Reactive Transport Models for predicting subsurface water quality.
This webinar discusses practices that homeowners can implement to protect groundwater including private water wells and springs.
Penn State Extension Water resources Educator, Susan Boser, highlights extension water resources available and designed to be used with youth audiences.
Dave Yoxtheimer, an Extension Associate with the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research at Penn State, provides a summary of data on groundwater impacts from Shale Gas Drilling.
Bryan Swistock and Jim Clark from Penn State Extension discuss various ways that individuals can protect Pennsylvania groundwater using management practices.
Dr. Rachel Brennan from the Department of Civil Engineering at Penn State talks about Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and how they can be removed using new technologies.
Dr. Tess Russo from the Geoscience Department at Penn State discusses a study of trends in groundwater across the United States and climate correlations.
Lara Fowler, Senior Lecturer at Penn State Dickinson School of Law and Research Fellow at Penn State Institutes of Energy and Environment, reviewed water rights history and law in the western U.S. and lessons for integrated water management in the eastern U.S.
Diane Oleson from Penn State Extension in York County and Jim Clark from Penn State Extension in McKean County discuss results from a study of several dozen roadside springs in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Charles Abdalla, a Penn State Professor of Ag. and Environmental Economics, Renata Rimsaite, a Doctoral Student in Agricultural Economics at Penn State, and Dr. Allan Collins, a Professor and Assistant Director of the Division of Resource Management at West Virginia University present findings of a study of public water suppliers in PA and WV that have sold water to shale gas companies.
Seth Pelepko from the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Oil and Gas Planning and Program Management, discusses using a statistical model to explain the variability of methane levels occurring in groundwater.
Penn State Extension Water Specialist Bryan Swistock discusses results of a research study on the quality of water supplies for livestock, especially dairy cows.
Jim Clark from Penn State Extension in McKean County explains the results of a study of groundwater in northcentral PA as it relates to shale gas drilling.
Bryan Swistock, Extension Specialist in Water Resources, looks at how shale gas drilling relates to private water supplies and the potential impacts.
Tom Christopherson from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services discusses the results from a study of grout used to seal water wells.
Susan Boser from Penn State Extension in Beaver County explains how to interpret results from water testing.
Jim Clark from Penn State Extension in McKean County introduces the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition and it's efforts toward Source Water Protection in northcentral PA.
The original taped webinar on this study was removed based on a laboratory error affecting some bromide data. The revised final report for the study is available at the link below.
Dr. Tom McCarty from Penn State Extension in Cumberland County discusses the various types of drinking water treatment devices.
Bryan Swistock, Extension Specialist, and Jim Clark, Extension Water Resource Educator help you understand complex test reports from water testing laboratories.
Peter Wulfhorst from Penn State Extension in Pike County discusses how to properly manage a private water well, spring or cistern.