Workshop on Advanced Technologies in Real-Time Monitoring and Modeling for Drinking Water Safety and Security

 


   Next Workshop will be held on December 11th and 12th at the   


http://cimic.rutgers.edu/workshop2.html


Hilton Gateway Hotel!

 


June 27 and 28, 2002

Hilton Gateway Hotel, Newark, New Jersey

http://cimic.rutgers.edu/epa-workshop.html

Sponsors:

United States Environmental Protection Agency,
http://www.epa.gov
Rutgers CIMIC (
Center for Information Management, Integration, and Connectivity),

http://cimic.rutgers.edu

 

Contents:

Description

Objectives

Presentations

Posters and Demonstrations

Agenda
Organizations

Pictures from the Workshop

Links to Other Relevant Documents & Workshops

 

Timely detection and/or prediction of significant conditions in drinking water are critically important in protecting human health.  The value of real-time environmental monitoring and prediction has to be appreciated anew given recent heightened interest in securing the safety of drinking water.   Real-time monitoring and modeling technology is helpful or necessary to deal with natural and deliberate or accidental human-caused conditions that may threaten health such as deliberate dumping of biological or chemical contaminants, sewage treatment plant failures, oil/chemical spills, harmful algae blooms and pollutants and pathogens in runoff.  Real-time monitoring and modeling is appropriate in reservoirs, rivers and at water treatment plant intakes, and post-treatment within the water distribution network.

 

Sensor and information technologies are emerging that can provide the tools needed to continuously monitor water quality variables, transmit monitoring data in real time, validate, display and interpret the data, and predict the future state of these variables.  To meet the need for timely assessment of water safety, these components need to be integrated into and tested in real-time monitoring and modeling systems.

 

Workshop Objectives

·         Provide a forum where water utilities, regulatory agencies and scientific researchers can discuss needs and solutions to issues in water safety and security related to real-time monitoring and modeling

·         Identify the state-of-the-art in sensors both in-situ and remote, telecommunication, data visualization and mathematical modeling that can be applied in pilot real-time monitoring/modeling system(s)

·         Identify research needs in these areas

·         Identify the expertise of interested organizations and individuals

 

Workshop Co-Chair

Workshop Co-Chair

Mr. William J. Muszynski, Deputy Regional Administrator

Dr. Nabil Adam, Director

USEPA Region 2

Rutgers University CIMIC

 

Program Committee

Dr. Francisco Artigas, Rutgers CIMIC

Robert Ceberio, NJMC

Dr. Vijay Atluri, Rutgers CIMIC

Dr. Milton Halem, NASA/GSFC (Emeritus)

Dr. Kirk Barrett, Rutgers CIMIC

Bruce Kiselica, USEPA

Irfan Bora, NJMC

Sue Stendebach, NSF

Kevin Bricke, USEPA

Dr. Yelena Yesha, UMBC


 

 

Presentations

 

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Title

Presenter

Abstract

Presentation

“Status and Plans for Development of Real-Time Water Monitoring”

Richard Kropp, US Geological Survey

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“An Integrated Water Quality Security System for Emergency Response”

William Samuels & Rakesh Bahadur, Science Applications International Corporation

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“Biosensors for Monitoring of Drinking Water Using Natural Photosynthesis”

Elias Greenbaum, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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“Early Warning Monitoring Systems for Protection of Drinking Water Quality”

Richard Gullick, American Water Works Service Company, Inc.

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“Monitoring Drinking Water Quality”

David Lipsky, NYC Department of Environmental Protection

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“Remote Monitoring and Network Models:  Their Potential for Protecting the Nation’s Water Supplies”

Robert Clark, US EPA – National Risk Management Research Laboratory

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“Detection of Toxic Agents in Water Systems”

Art Janata, Georgia Institute of Technology

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“Tracing Chemical Plumes in Turbulent Waters”

Art Janata, Georgia Institute of Technology

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“Modern Remote Sensing:  Imagery, Capabilities, Possibilities”

Paul Hopkins, SUNY – College of Environmental Science & Forestry

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“Bioluminescent Fiber-Optic Biosensors to Genotoxicants & Mercury”

Robert Marks, Ben Gurion University

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“Near-Real-Time Monitoring & Modeling System for Onondaga Lake, NY”

Steve Effler, Upstate Freshwater Institute

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“Design of Early Warning & Source Water Monitoring Systems”

Rolf Deininger, University of Michigan

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“Monitoring & Modeling for Drinking Water Safety and Security”

Ronald Hunsinger, East Bay Municipal Utility District

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Posters/Demonstrations:

 

·        Robert Ferguson, Strategic Diagnostics, Inc.:  Microtox Biotoxicity Detection Technology

·        Matt Huffine, Dascore Inc.:  In-line monitoring of distribution system with Dascore Six-CENSE

·        Chris Owen, Apprise Technologies, Inc.:  Remote Sampling Technology: Proactive Management of Surface Water and Development of Comprehensive Data Sets for "Early Warning" Applications

·        Wayne Thibaudeau, Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.:  FlowCAM: Automated Early Warning and Continuous Monitoring System for Fluid-Borne Particles and Cells, i.e. Harmful Algae

·        William van der Schalie, US Army Center for Env. Health Research:  Demonstration of a Continuous, Real-time Biomonitor for the Detection of Toxic Chemicals in Water

·        Robert Morgan, Aqueous Solutions Inc.:  RABS (Real-Time Aquatic Biomonitoring System) - Today’s Integrated Solution for Continuous Water Quality Assurance

·        Kirk Barrett et al, Rutgers CIMIC, An automated validation and alert system for continuous environmental monitoring data

·        Dawen Kou and Somenath Mitra, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Continuous Monitoring Of Trace Contaminants In Water Using On-Line Membrane Extraction

·        Rakesh K. Gelda, et al, Upstate Freshwater Institute, Assessing gas transfer across the air-water interface with a robotic monitoring buoy

·        Rakesh K. Gelda, et al, Upstate Freshwater Institute, Estimation of metabolic rates through robotic in situ diel DO measurements

·        Steven W. Effler, et al, Upstate Freshwater Institute, New York’s Near-Real-Time Water Quality Monitoring Network

·        Dwight Epps and Kim Miller, Circuit Avenue Netrepreneurs, LLC, Continuous Monitoring for Water Supply Safety with Command Control & Monitoring

·        Jorge Rivera-Santos and Luis Olivieri, University of Puerto Rico, Advanced Technology for Water Monitoring in the Puerto Rico Water Resources Research and Environmental Institute

·        Eric Dantsker, JWD Applied Algorithm:  Inverse Problem of Toxic Waste Spreading

·        Brian Esch, ALCO Engineering:  A Proposed Remote In-Situ On-Line Water Quality Monitoring System for a Public Drinking Water Supply System


 

 
 
Agenda

 

Workshop on Advanced Technologies in Real-Time Monitoring and Modeling for Drinking Water Safety and Security

Hilton Gateway Hotel, Newark, New Jersey

June 27 and 28, 2002

 

Posters/Demonstrations will be viewable during all breaks.  Click here for a list.

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

 

6pm – 9pm

Welcoming Reception   (Essex Room)

Thursday, June 27, 2002

 

8:00a

Registration begins and continental breakfast   (Atlantic/Morris/Mercer Ballroom)

8:30a

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Nabil Adam, Rutgers University CIMIC

Mr. William J. Muszynski, Deputy Regional Administrator, USEPA Region 2

9:00a

 

 

Moderator:  

Dr. Kirk Barrett

Water Utilities Panel

Confirmed Speakers: 

  Richard Gullick, American Water Works Service Company, Inc.

  Ronald Hunsinger, East Bay Municipal Utility District

  Dale Kriewall, City of Rochester NY Water Bureau

  David Lipsky, New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Panel should address these questions:

What are your water safety concerns?

What kind of source water and distribution network monitoring systems do you have now?  What do you do with the data?

Do you use any models to predict the effects of source water and distribution network contamination?

What kinds of sensors, models and information technology would be helpful to you?

10:00a

Break

10:30a

 

 

Moderator:

Dr. Milton Halem

Government Agency Panel.

Confirmed Speakers: 

  Janet Pawlukiewicz, US EPA 4601

  Richard Kropp, US Geological Survey

  --"Status and Plans for Development of Real-Time Water Monitoring"

Panel should address questions similar to those in the previous panel

11:30a

State-of-the-art and emerging technologies in in-situ sensors for water quality monitoring

Confirmed Speaker: 

  Art Janata, Georgia Institute of Technology

12:00p

Lunch in the Essex Room

--Introduction:  Dean Steve Diner, Rutgers University  

--Guest Speaker:  Jane Kenny, Administrator of the US EPA – Region 2

1:15p

State-of-the-art and emerging technologies in remote sensing for water quality

Confirmed Speaker:

  Paul Hopkins, SUNY – College of Environmental Science & Forestry

  --"Modern Remote Sensing: Imagery, Capabilities, Possibilities" 

1:45p

State-of-the-art and emerging technologies in real-time surface water and distribution network modeling

Confirmed Speaker: 

  Robert Clark, National Risk Management Research Laboratory – US EPA

  --“Remote Monitoring and Network Modeling: Their Potential for Protecting the Nation’s Water Supplies”

2:15p

Break

     2:45p

Break out sessions:

1.  Threats and Vulnerabilities   (Atlantic/Morris/Mercer Ballroom)

      --  Chair:  Bruce Kiselica, US EPA – Region 2

2.  Design of an Early Water Monitoring & Modeling System   (Bergen Room)

      --  Chair:  Steve Effler, Upstate Freshwater Institute

3.  Monitoring – Chemical, Biological, and Radioactive   (Monmouth Room)

      --  Chair:  Robert Marks, Ben Gurion University

4.  Modeling and Visualization – Dissemination of Warnings   (Hudson Room)

      --  Chair:  Upmanu Lall, Columbia University

4:00p

Reports from break out sessions and discussion   (Atlantic/Morris/Mercer Ballroom)

5:00p

Adjourn

6:00p

Buffet dinner in the Essex Room

 

 

Friday June 28, 2002

 

8:00a

Continental breakfast   (Atlantic/Morris/Mercer Ballroom)

8:30a

Monitoring & Modeling Presentations:

   Elias Greenbaum, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

       --"Biosensors for Monitoring of Drinking Water Using Natural Photosynthesis"

   Robert Marks, Ben Gurion University

       --"Bioluminescent Fiber-Optic Biosensors to Genotoxicants & Mercury"

   Steve Effler, Upstate Freshwater Institute

       --"Near-Real-Time Monitoring & Modeling System for Onondaga Lake"

   William Samuels & Rakesh Bahadur, Science Applications International Corp.

       --"An Integrated Water Quality Security System for Emergency Response"

   Art Janata, Georgia Institute of Technology

       --"Tracking Chemical Plumes in Turbulent Waters"

   Rolf Deininger, University of Michigan

       --"Design of Early Warning and Source Water Monitoring Systems"

  10:30a

Break

11:00a

Reaction from utility companies and government agencies

Break out session Chairs will make their presentations

12:30p

Lunch in Bentley’s Restaurant

1:30p

Discussion led by panelists   (Atlantic/Morris/Mercer Ballroom)

2:30p

Break

3:00p

Wrap up and next steps

4:00p

Concluding Remarks and TBA

5:00p

Organizing committee meeting with the 4 Break out session Chairs


Confirmed Organizations

 

Government Agencies

Utilities

 

 

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

American Water Works Service Co., Inc.

NASA Ames Research Center

City of Phoenix Water Services Dept.

NASA GSFC

City of Rochester NY Water Bureau

National Science Foundation

Delaware River Basin Commission

NJ Board of Public Utilities

East Bay Municipal Utility District

NJ Meadowlands Commission

Elizabethtown Water Company

NJDEP – Bureau of Safe Drinking Water

Interstate Comm. on the Potomac River Basin

NYC Env. Engineering & Health Services

New York City DEP

NY State Department of Health

NJ Water Association

US Army Center for Env. Health Research

North Jersey District Water Supply Comm.

US EPA

Passaic Valley Water Commission

US Geological Survey

Philadelphia Suburban Water Company

Virginia Department of Health

South Central CT Regional Water Authority

 

Trenton Water Works

 

United Water New Jersey

Industries

Upper Mohawk Valley Reg. Water Bd.

 

 

Advantica Stoner

 

Aeration Industries International, Inc.

 

ALCO Engineering

Academic & Research Representatives

Apprise Technologies, Inc.

 

Aqueous Solutions, Inc.

Ben Gurion University

Camp Dresser & McKee

Columbia University

Carollo Engineers, P.C.

Cornell University

Circuit Avenue Netrepreneurs, LLC

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dascore Inc.

NJIT

Environmental Compliance, Inc.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.

Rutgers University CIMIC

Gallagher Associates

Rutgers Dept. of Civil & Env. Engineering

Hach Company

SUNY – College of Env. Science & Forestry

Haestad Methods, Inc.

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Malcolm Pirnie

University of Michigan

O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc.

University of Puerto Rico

Parsons Brinckerhoff

University of the Virgin Islands

Schoor DePalma Inc.

Upstate Freshwater Institute

Science Applications International Corp.

 

Strategic Diagnostics, Inc.

 

 


 

 

Pictures from the Workshop:

 

Picture 1

  -- Workshop participants look on in the conference room.          

Picture 2

  -- Enjoying lunch on the first day.     

Picture 3

  -- Display & demonstration from the US Army Center for Environmental Health Research.         

Picture 4

  -- “FlowCAM” display from Fluid Imaging Technologies.

 

 

 

Links to other relevant documents/workshops:

 

 

-- National Science Foundation Workshop:  “The New Challenges of Chemical and Biological Sensing”

   January 9-10, 2002

   Arlington, VA

 

-- “Early Warning Monitoring to Detect Hazardous Events in Water Supplies”

   An ILSI Risk Science Institute Workshop Report

   December 1999

 

-- Design of Early Warning and Predictive Source-Water Monitoring Systems (Project #2527)

 

-- Information about SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry)

   Upcoming Workshop:    “Achieving Global Environmental Quality:  Integrating Science & Management”

                                             SETAC’s 23rd Annual Meeting in North America

                                             November 16 – 20, 2002

                                             Salt Lake City, Utah

 

-- July 12, 2002 Article from the Record:

    “Officials Make New Jersey’s Water System Safer, but not Impenetrable”

 

-- Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Upcoming Conference on:

                                           “Biodefense:  Research, Technologies, and Applications”

                                             November 4 – 5, 2002

                                             McLean, Virginia