What’s in Our Water? - A Chemical Perspective of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Have you ever wondered what’s in your drinking water? We use chemicals in our daily lives, but which ones might end up in a local stream or the Chesapeake Bay? How efficient can wastewater treatment be, and what chemicals are made in the process? Water is the foundation of life, but it carries a staggering diversity of chemicals that are naturally derived and manufactured by humans, both intentionally and made by accident. In this seminar, Dr. Michael Gonsior will give an overview of the invisible chemical world that defines our local waters as he answers these important questions.
Where: ZOOM Webinar - you will receive a participant link after registering
Pre-registration required: http://www.usmf.org/scienceforcitizens/
Who: Members of the general public. No scientific background needed; everyone is welcome!
Please note that this seminar will be hosted as Zoom Webinars only. Out of an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, there will be no in-person attendance opportunity.
This seminar is presented as a part of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory’s Science for Citizens Seminar Series. These public programs invite the community to discover how our scientists are developing new approaches to solving the environmental challenges facing Southern Maryland, our nation, and the world.