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Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop

A series of cyanobacteria workshops has led to information sharing and a NEIWPCC workgroup.

At the 2013 Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Analysis Workshop, participants expressed a desire to have a workgroup designated to cyanobacteria and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) where they would have the opportunity to discuss these issues on a more regular basis.

To address this need, we formed the Harmful Algal Blooms Workgroup. Find out more about the HAB Workgroup and follow ongoing regional cyanobacteria work here.

Cyanobacteria bloom

Photo: NY DES

2013 Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Analysis Workshop

On June 26, 2013, NEIWPCC assisted EPA in hosting a Cyanobacteria Monitoring and Analysis Workshop at the USEPA Regional Laboratory. Participants were provided with updates on the monitoring and analysis of cyanobacteria in New England.

Workshop Agenda


2011 Northeast Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop

Holiday Inn Boxborough
Boxborough, Massachusetts
April 14, 2011

The second Northeast Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop was held on April 14, 2011 in Boxborough, Massachusetts. The workshop was attended by over 140 people representing many different organizations including federal and state government, tribal nations, drinking water suppliers, public health departments, watershed groups, rural water associations, academia, and more. Participants were provided with updates on the occurrence of cyanobacteria in lakes and surface water supplies in New England and New York, toxin removal during drinking water treatment processes, public health responses to cyanobacteria, and monitoring and public outreach efforts.

Workshop Agenda
Presentation Abstracts
Speaker Bios
Attendee List



2010 Northeast Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop

On January 13, 2010, NEIWPCC hosted a Regional Cyanobacteria Workshop in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The workshop provided participants with an opportunity to learn and share information about the state of science, current detection methodologies and treatment techniques, monitoring protocols and upcoming state and federal guidance and regulatory activity concerning cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins.

The day comprised a mix of presentations related to water supply and source water protection and recreation and water quality issues.

Please visit the agenda page to view the Workshop Agenda and to download Workshop Presentations.