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Call for Presenters for the 2022 Potomac River Conference: A Conversation on PFAS

Submissions due April 22, 2022

The ICPRB is planning the 2022 Potomac River Conference – A Conversation on PFAS: Insights on ‘forever chemicals’ in the Potomac basin on September 22, 2022. The conference will highlight the state of the science, case studies, policy implications, management actions, and funding considerations.

We are seeking presenters to share their expertise in these and other related areas.

Submit your proposal today.

Sign up for email notifications of the conference and find updates about the event on the ICPRB Event page.

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SAVE THE DATE: 2022 Potomac River Conference

A Conversation on PFAS: Insights on ‘forever chemicals’ in the Potomac basin

Coordinated by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB)

ICPRB is planning the 2022 Potomac River Conference focused on PFAS in the Potomac basin, highlighting the state of the science, case studies, policy implications, management actions, and funding considerations.

Call for Presenters coming soon!

Sign up to receive updates or follow the event on our Events page.

About PFAS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFAS, are a group of more than 4000 synthetic chemicals. Since the 1940s, PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industrial applications, including firefighting foams, food packaging, and a variety of household products.

Often referred to as “forever chemicals,” PFAS compounds are notoriously persistent in the environment and are capable of bioaccumulating in fish, wildlife, and humans. PFAS have been linked to a range of adverse human health outcomes, including cancer, reproductive and developmental problems, thyroid and endocrine disruption, immunological effects, and increased cholesterol levels.


This event currently is planned as a hybrid in-person/online conference. The ICPRB is committed to the health and safety of staff, speakers, and attendees. As the conference date approaches, we will assess the safety of the in-person portion of the event.

 

 

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Quarterly Business Meeting to be held March 1, 2022

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) will hold its 2nd-quarter business meeting on March 1, 2022.  The meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. The Section for Cooperative Water Supply Operations on the Potomac (CO-OP) will begin at 8:30 a.m.

During the business meeting, the Commissioners will see a presentation on the 2021 activities of the Potomac River Basin Drinking Water Source Protection Partnership and get a sneak peak at the recently revised ICPRB Drought Monitoring and Operations page.

The draft agenda and historical meeting documents can be found on the Business Meetings page.

The meeting will be virtual. Members of the public who wish to view the proceedings should Contact Us no later than close-of-business on Friday, February 25 for a registration link.