Sustainability Roundtable: Sustainable Tap Water

When Feb 05, 2021
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Contact Name
Contact Phone (502) 529-1602
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Please join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable on alternate Fridays throughout the spring at 11am.

On February 5th, we will be in dialogue with Dr. Eric Zhu, Water Research & Development Manager at the publicly-owned Louisville Water Company. Dr. Zhu will be sharing some of the strategies used by LWC to maintain a safe, sustainable supply of tap water to hundreds of millions of customers throughout greater Louisville.

Eric and his team ensure that the company stays on the forefront of water quality and treatment science. Examples of his recent and current research include:

  • Optimizing corrosion control treatment to ensure continued compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule
  • Investigating a new chemical treatment strategy for enhancing water quality at both of our treatment plants and for maintaining disinfectant residuals in the distribution system
  • Evaluating emerging contaminants and establishing a roadmap for addressing potential concerns in meeting future regulations and customer expectations

Dr. Zhu also collaborates with industry partners—including the EPA, the American Water Works Association, and the Water Research Foundation—to deal with critical water quality challenges. He plays a leading role in national research on risk-benefit assessment to help Louisville Water and the water industry find opportunities to reduce overall health risks in drinking water treatment.

No pre-registration is required. The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minutes of open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public.

If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.

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