TRB Webinar: Understanding the Challenges of Airport Drinking Water Quality Events

October 11, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
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Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
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AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Synthesis 88: Airport Community, Water Quality Events, and the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule.

The synthesis explores how airports, airlines, ground service providers, and ice and food caterers, as well as other food service establishments, can take measures to ensure that their operations have safe drinking water. Airport management fills a critical role by minimizing the time it takes to notify airport tenants and distribute essential information about a drinking water quality event. This webinar will discuss how drinking water quality events can trigger a spiral of operational challenges for the airports, airlines, and other tenants. The presenters will also discuss the importance of having standard operating procedures in place.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Donna Jensen, The Cadmus Group, LLC
  • James Hogan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderated by:  Robert Freeman, Los Angeles World Airports

Webinar Outline ‚Äč

  1. Challenges posed by drinking water quality events
  2. Approaches to distributing timely event notifications
  3. Airport case studies and lessons learned
  4. Elements of standard operating procedures for responding to water quality events
  5. How water quality events can impact Aircraft Drinking Water Rule compliance
  6. Environmental Protection Agency-developed communications tabletop exercise
  7. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will able to:

  • Understand the implications of drinking water quality events on airports, airlines, and other airport tenants
  • Describe how some airports implement notification of drinking water quality events and understand their experience-based recommendations
  • Understand the elements of standard operating procedures in addressing drinking water quality events at airports

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is making 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for A.A.E. If you are an A.A.E. and would like to apply for CEUs for this webinar, visit For questions about A.A.E. continuing education units, please contact

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at