What You Need to Know About Cyanotoxins (Nevada) 121423-10
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Event Date & Time

12/14/2023 10:00 AM - 12/14/2023 12:00 PM


Times listed are Pacific Time.

What You Need to Know About Cyanotoxins



2 Nevada Contact Hours

Certificate will be awarded.


Date & Time:

The What You Need to Know About Cyanotoxins training will be held on the following date and time:

December 14 10:00AM-12:00PM 


This training is being held in Pacific Time.


Cyanobacteria, formerly referred to as blue-green algae, are found naturally in lakes, rivers, ponds and other surface waters. When certain conditions exist, such as in warm water containing an abundance of nutrients, they can rapidly form harmful algal blooms (HABs). Some HABs are capable of producing toxins, called cyanotoxins, which can pose health risks to humans and animals through drinking water and recreational water exposure. Additionally, HABs can create taste and odor problems in drinking water, which do not have adverse human health impacts but can create an earthy and musty taste and smell.


The purpose of this learning event is to provide operators of small water systems with a basic knowledge of the causes, health effects and treatment of cyanobacteria and their associated endotoxins in drinking water. Contaminants related to algal blooms are a relatively new area of concern for water systems using surface supplies.


Participants will learn:

·        Basic information about cyanobacteria and the toxins associated with these organisms

·        Information about Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) providing an understanding of the characteristics and condition of that result in Harmful Algal Blooms

·        An overview of the treatment technologies for the removal of cyanotoxins in the drinking water treatment plant; including a framework for the management of cyanotoxins in a drinking water supply


Target audience: operators, managers and board members of water systems that use surface water supplies.


This training will be hosted online on GoToTraining. 


Scholarship & Fees:
What You Need to Know About Cyanotoxins is a free training to attend.



In order to receive contact hours for online workshops, each person must be registered with their own email address and complete an online evaluation at the end of the training.


Are you attending as a group, but not watching from your own computer?

Attendees do not need to participate from their own computer/device for the online trainings, but will need to complete an evaluation to receive credit. Your group leader will need to inform RCAC (registration@rcac.org) about attendees who will view sessions as a group prior to session start. The group leader will forward the evaluation to each person who is watching in the group to their email address. Each person must email the evaluation back to RCAC. Each attendee must be registered with their own email. Please note that sign-in sheets NO LONGER validate attendance at online workshops.


For event content questions, contact:
Bridget Harris

(775) 300-3204

For registration questions, contact:
RCAC Events
(916) 447-9832 ext. 1429

Funding for this project or program was provided by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and if applicable the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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