Miami, FL, June 21, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is hosting a four-part webinar series on Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems that is based on a 2014 technical report by a voluntary committee of stormwater experts.
Source Molecular Corporation is taking special interest in the webinar series as it will include source identification of fecal pollution in the water. Microbial source tracking (MST) has become a major player in stormwater management and Source Molecular has been assisting stormwater managers in numerous source identification projects in relation to their compliance with municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) NPDES permit requirements for fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) load reductions.
The Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems Webinar Series started June 4 and will end July 31, 2015:
June 04, 2015 – A Practical Guide for MS4s
June 23, 2015 – Understanding and Identifying Sources
July 08, 2015 – Transport of Pathogens in the Environment
July 31, 2015 – Source Controls and Stormwater Control Measures
Brandon Steets, P.E., of Geosyntec Consultants, one of the authors of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) report - Pathogens in Urban Stormwater Systems, is co-presenting in all of the courses. Mr. Steets will be leading in the discussion on Understanding and Identifying Sources, wherein he will identify general sources of bacteria in urban environments, explain the tools used for source identification, elaborate how source identification can be used to direct/prioritize controls, and touch on the regulatory implications of source identification.
For more than 12 years, Source Molecular has been on a mission to educate watershed stakeholders on how important it is to understand and identify sources of fecal bacteria in order to create effective remediation strategies. As organizers have noted, FIB-related impairments can have significant and costly implications for local governments, businesses, and watershed stakeholders due to beach closures and total maximum daily load (TMDL) compliance and implementation requirements to address these impairments, in addition to the potential public health impacts associated with elevated FIB.
Webinar Series Schedule and Registration -- http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/t/2125/c/79/q/*22pathogen*22/o/t?utm_campaign=CE-20150521-6249A&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
Source Molecular Corporation holds a license from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use new genetic testing methods they developed and patented to specifically detect Human, Cattle, Dog and Chicken fecal contamination in water. These new microbial source tracking (MST) methods have undergone rigorous review and have been proven to be more sensitive and more accurate. Source Molecular’s laboratory can also detect fecal contamination from 9 other hosts — Swine, Gull, Goose, Deer, Elk, Horse, Bird, Ruminant and Beaver.