Topic 2: Foster development of new drinking water technologies to address health risks posed by a broad array of contaminants.
We want to build on the solid foundation laid by EPA water scientists and engineers and engage innovators in developing the next generation of drinking water technology. We plan to collaborate with universities, technology developers, and other stakeholders to accelerate development and adoption of treatment technologies. We particularly want to focus on the specific challenges and issues facing smaller systems and rural areas.
- What technological approaches and contaminants will confront utilities in the future? Are there technologies EPA should consider for small systems?
- Have you or your organization identified critical elements that should be included in developing innovative drinking water technologies, especially for small systems?
- Have you or your organization been involved in developing treatment technologies that can cost-effectively and reliably reduce health risks, through control of a broad suite of contaminants?
- What are the driving factors utilities consider when evaluating technologies that could address broad arrays of multiple contaminants in large and small systems?
- What is needed to convince the public and the private sector to invest in advanced drinking water technologies?
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