Human exposure to microcystins has been of growing concern, especially for those who draw water from the western basin of Lake Erie. A public-private partnership comprised of Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), Cleveland Water Alliance (CWA), Ohio Seat Grant and Limnotech through a three-year NOAA Ocean Technology Transfer grant is implementing and commercializing an integrated monitoring solution to this challenge. The team is working to integrate the prototype for real-time observing network for HABs currently operated by GLOS with new detection technologies for algal toxins and engage demonstrated operators to commit to long term use of this product. The panel will include key organizations and utility operators engaged with the annual monitoring, reporting, and dissemination of HABs data as well as representatives from the user groups affected by HABs, especially drinking water treatment plant operators.
Bryan Stubbs, Executive Director, Cleveland Water Alliance
Todd Danielson, Chief Utilities Executive, Avon Lake Regional Water
Scott Moegling, Water Quality Manager, Cleveland Water
Kelli Paige, Executive Director, Great Lakes Observing System