BlueTech Webinar Series: Exploring Groundwater Treatment Technology: Market Opportunities and Regulatory Drivers

BlueTech Webinar Series: Exploring Groundwater Treatment Technology: Market Opportunities and Regulatory Drivers
Thursday, July 24, 2014:

Please call 818.888.4444 to purchase a recording

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM BST

BlueTech® Research, in conjunction with B2B Webinars, would like to invite you to our upcoming interactive webinar on the changing dynamics within the groundwater treatment market.

Water scarcity and declining groundwater quality is driving utilities to invest in more advanced treatment systems to provide adequate water delivery. Previously ignored sources of groundwater that suffer from high levels of inorganic contaminants are now being recognized as necessary water supply resources. While low quality water is costly to treat, historic droughts throughout the US are limiting utilities selectivity about source water.

Concurrently, regulatory limits are growing stricter and incorporating more contaminants, especially as their potential negative environmental and health impacts are better understood. Changes to the arsenic and radium MCLs in the early 2000s created substantial market opportunity in the US, with thousands of utilities failing to meet the new water quality standards.

In this BlueTech Webinar, panelists will discuss inorganic contaminants of concern that could see increased regulation, such as hexavalent chromium and selenium. California recently passed very aggressive drinking water standards for chromium-6 set to go in effect on July 1st, reducing the allowable limit from 50 ppb to 10 ppb. The cost to reach such a standard is estimated in the hundreds of millions for the California water utilities affected. Nitrates are also a considerable challenge for small rural water systems due to fertilizer runoff infiltrating aquifers. There are several hundred water treatment facilities estimated to be breaching the USEPA MCL limit for nitrate loading, which, if enforced, would lead to opportunity for nitrate removal/recovery technology. Panelists will address these market opportunities, as well as regulatory drivers in groundwater treatment. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session to address specific questions from participants.

The following topics to be discussed:

  • What is the current state of heavy metal regulations, and how will tighter limits affect the market?
  • How do facilities deal with nitrate concentrations above the allowed limits, and what is the market potential for nitrate removal?
  • What technological pain points exist within the inorganic removal and recovery landscape?
  • What are the management and technology challenges for radionucleide removal?
  • What are the treatment trains typically utilized in targeting certain contaminants? What are their advantages and disadvantages, and are there alternative approaches?
  • What innovations are emerging and leading to new opportunities?

Who should attend?

  • Investors looking to understand the market opportunity in the removal of heavy metals and inorganics from groundwater.
  • Water industry executives looking to maintain (or establish) a competitive advantage and inform strategic moves in this growing market segment.
  • Technology providers looking for technology gaps and unmet needs.
  • Consultants, policy makers and regulators looking to stay on top of the latest market trends and the state of technological innovation in the groundwater treatment market segment.


James Fotouhi,
Technology Research Analyst,
BlueTech® Research


Rich Dennis,
Separation Products Manager, Severn Trent Services

Mike Dimitriou,
CEO, Water Remediation Technology

Dr. Maarten Nederlof,
MGM Consultant, Applied Research,
Centre of Expertise Water Technology (CEW)

Steve Via,
Regulatory Affairs Manager, AWWA


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How It Works

The 90 minute session is interactive and you will be able to submit questions -live- to our esteemed speakers - via computer during the session. However, please note that since this is a discussion and not a formal presentation the only visual elements will be the information contained herein.
You will receive confirmation of your registration via email.
A separate email sent a (business) day before the webinar will include a toll free dial-in phone number and access code to dial into the seminar. It will also include the Internet address and login instructions to access the webinar.
At the time of the interactive session, you will call into the toll-free number via phone or speakerphone and log in to the special website. You will follow the presentation on the web; the Instructors will manage the timing and page changes of the presentation directly.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions at specified times during the presentation. All participants will be able to hear both the questions and answers.

Single Connection: $245.00
Additional Connection at the same Organization: $150.00

A site connection allows a single connection to the web conference. That connection is open to any number of users in a collaborative setting. Because there are no travel expenses and only a single registration fee is required, each additional participant lowers the cost per participant significantly.

By purchasing a site connection, you can invite as many people as you would like to view and participate in the session from a single location. Set up the session in a conference room and project the presentation and chat on a large screen. You also have rights to distribute copies of the presentation materials to everyone involved. Please note that audio is received via the phone line and must be broadcast to your group.

If for any reason a relevant stakeholder cannot co-locate for the session, we encourage you to include that person by purchasing an additional connection at the reduced fee of $150 per session. This will ensure that every member of a team receives the same relevant, timely information in the most efficient way. If you have any technical or purchasing questions, please contact us at (818) 888-4444.

Should you be unable to attend, a refund, less a $50 administrative charge, will be made for cancellations received via letter or fax at least 3 working days before the event. We regret cancellations will not be accepted after that date. However, we will be pleased to transfer your registration to another member of your company or credit the registration fee to another Infocast conference if you register within 6 months from the date of this conference. In the event the conference is canceled, Infocast’s liability is limited to the refund of the conference registration fee only.

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