A review of the nation’s new coverages serves as a ready reminder that drinking water safety is more than regional of local concern. In recent times, the print media alone has drawn attention to barium, bacteria, heavy metals, and increasingly organic contaminants, in public water supplies located in Florida, Rhode Island, Texas, Oregon, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Michigan, and California, to name a few.
In an effort to address one of the major issues confronting the future of the nation’s drinking water supplies, chemical contamination, the Drinking Water Research Foundation and the American Chemical Society presented the symposium, "Safe Drinking Water: the Impact of Chemicals on a Limited Resource." To add balance to the total presentation, two papers were included that were not part of the symposium.
PART I - NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 1. Chemicals and Safe Driving Water: National and International Perspectives Robert A. Neal, Ph.D. 2. Drinking Water: A Global Victual J. R. Hickman, B. Pharm, M. S. PART II - SOURCES & DISTRIBUTION OF SAFE DRINKING WATER 3. Public Drinking Water and Chemicals James F. Manwaring, P. E. 4. Bottled Water: An Alternative Source of Safe Drinking Water Jerry T. Hutton, Ph.D. 5. Overview of Point-Of-Use Water Treatment Technology P. Regunathan, Ph.D. PART III - CHEMICALS IN DRINKING WATER 6. An Effective Alternative of Official Regulation of Indirect Additives to Drinking Water Nina I. McClelland, Ph.D. 7. The Water Treatment Chemicals Codex Robert A. Rehwoldt, Ph.D. 8. Disinfectant Chemistry in Drinking Water - Overview of Impacts on Drinking Water Quality A. A. Stevens, L. Moore, R. C. Dressman, and D. R. Seeger 9. By-Products of Chlorination: Specific Compounds and Their Relationship to Total Organic Halogen Daniel L. Norwood, G. P. Thompson, J. J. St. Aubin, D. S. Millington, R. F. Christman, and J. D. Johnson 10. Ozone for Drinking Water Treatment – Evolution and Present Status Rip G. Rice, Ph.D. 11. The Occurrence of Contamination in Drinking Water From Groundwater Sources Hugh F. Hanson, P.E. PART IV – MONITORING 12. Improved Monitoring Techniques to Assess Groundwater Quality Near Sources of Contamination Glenn E. Schweitzer 13. NBS Environmental Standard Reference Materials for Use In Validating Water Analysis R. Alvarez PART V – REGULATORY ASPECTS 14. Regulation of Contaminants in Drinking Water Joseph A. Cotruvo, Ph.D. 15. Federal Protection of Groundwater Timothy L. Harker, Esquire 16. The World Health Organization and Guidelines and European Economic Community Directives J. R. Hickman, B. Pharm, M.S. 17. Regulatory Flexibility and Consumer Options Under the Safe Drinking Water Act Timothy L. Harker, Esquire 18. Structure and Regulation of the European Bottled Water Industry Rip G. Rice, Ph.D., and G. Wade Miller 19. Congressional Initiatives Honourable Robert T. Stafford 20. Conference Summation Timothy L Harker, Esquire