2020 National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Winter Conference
JW Marriott Buckhead
Chasing Zero: How Today's Policies are Shaping the Future of Clean Water
We're excited to be Protector sponsors and to participate in the NACWA Winter Conference which is focused on exploring the critical role of public clean water agencies in dealing with 21st-century water quality issues. Join Dave Clark at the Roundtable Discussion or catch up with our professionals attending the conference about the latest in water quality.
Thursday, Feb. 6 | 2-4:30 p.m.
Plenary Session II Roundtable Discussion
- Panelist: Dave Clark
Does the Environment Really Benefit from a "Zero-Sum Game?"
As clean water analytical detection capabilities become more refined and advanced, public clean water utilities are often on the front lines facing "relentless incrementalism" — a path to completely eliminate traditional pollutants and emerging contaminants from wastewater discharges. This slow march to zero can be a daunting challenge for regulated entities that must play in this economic game-theory and find the right balance between advocating for policies that reflect evidence-based science and the true costs to provide clean water-often without any real environmental benefit. This session will explore what utilities are facing and the innovative solutions they are deploying.