Protecting Public Health and the Environment.

Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water: Protection and Response

Join drinking water providers, land managers, agency personnel, and health and public safety officials to:

  • Learn about cyanotoxins, and identify watershed management strategies that reduce risks of cyanotoxin formation.
  • Strengthen relationships between water providers and emergency response agencies, and discuss cyanotoxin incident response roles and responsibilities.
  • Participate in an interactive emergency response table top exercise to improve response and protect public health from a cyanotoxin detection in finished drinking water.
  • Identify resources to help water systems prepare in the event of a cyanotoxin detection.

Workshop Resources


There is no cost to attend the workshop, but advanced registration is required. Lunch is provided.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Idaho Transportation
Department Office
8150 Chinden Blvd., Boise

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Centennial Distributing Inc.
701 Buckles Road, Hayden

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Drinking Water CEUs

This workshop has been approved for .775 CEUs.

Staff Contacts

Source Water Coordinator
Rachael Smith
DEQ State Office
Water Quality Division
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0249