Quality Water from Every Tap

A Workshop of the Environmental Health Matters Initiative

The quality of U.S. drinking water is at risk as our water infrastructure ages and environmental conditions impact source water conditions. This workshop will explore the paths we can take to increase the quality of water for systems that do not meet today’s drinking water standards — especially focusing on communities that lack adequate resources and expertise because they are small or declining in size. Participants will delve into existing scientific knowledge on this issue, from a variety of disciplines, exploring topics from social science to technological development. Our goal is for participants to share and generate innovative thinking on how to improve quality, empowering leaders with the science they need to move the needle on this complex challenge. Download the agenda here.

We encourage attendees to fill out our brief post-workshop questionnaire. We greatly appreciate your feedback and will utilize it in planning future workshops. 

Missed the workshop? Watch clips from our webcast here.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019


National Academy of Sciences Lecture Room

2101 Constitution Ave NW

Washington, DC, 20418


Organizing Committee

  • Martha E. Rudolph, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (Retired)
  • Maura Allaire, University of California, Irvine
  • Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Mark W. LeChevallier, Dr. Water Consulting
  • Camille Pannu, University of California, Irvine
  • Devon C. Payne-Sturges, University of Maryland
  • Amy Pruden, Virginia Tech
  • Deborah Swackhamer, University of Minnesota
  • Steven D. Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Our Staff

  • Marilee Shelton-Davenport, Senior Program Officer
    • Phone: (202) 334-2155
    • Email: MShelton@nas.edu  
  • Stephanie Johnson, Senior Program Officer
    • Phone: (434) 973-2412
    • Email: SJohnson@nas.edu
  • Madison Pravecek, Research Assistant
    • Phone: (202) 334-3037
    • Email: MPravecek@nas.edu
  • Kesiah Clement, Program Assistant
    • Phone: (202) 334-3364
    • Email: KClement@nas.edu
  • Elise Zaidi, Communications and Media Associate
    • Phone: (202) 334-3354
    • Email: EZaidi@nas.edu