Program Sponsors:

Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC)
The University of Iowa (UI)
State Hygienic Laboratory, UI
Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Iowa Geological & Water Survey - Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)

8:00 am Registration
8:45 am Welcome and opening comments:  Gene Parkin,  Director, CHEEC

Morning speaker introductions:  Chris Atchison, Director, State Hygienic Laboratory

9:00 am Keynote   "Health effects of arsenic in drinking water"
Laura Beane-Freeman, Investigator, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer  Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
9:45 am Arsenic in Iowa water sources:  Surveillance,  regional patterns and geology
Bob Libra, State Geologist,  Iowa Geological & Water Survey, IDNR 
10:30 am Break
10:50 am "Arsenic in Iowa's groundwater - The unknown threat:  A pilot study in Cerro Gordo County" Sophia Walsh, Environmental Health Specialist, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health;Doug Schnoebelen, Research Scientist, Hydroscience & Engineering, UI
11:25 am "Arsenic release to groundwater: Role of Fe mineral recycling
Michelle Scherer, Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UI
Noon Lunch - buffet 
  "Univ. of Iowa and Engineers Without Borders USA  partnerships for development in Ghana"  Craig Just,  Research Scientist, IIHR Hydroscience & Engineering, UI
  Afternoon speaker introductions:  Pete Weyer,  Associate Director, CHEEC
1:00 pm "Arsenic in Minnesota groundwater: Occurrence and geochemical mobilization mechanisms"Melinda Erickson, Hydrologist, USGS Minnesota Water Science Center, Mounds View, MN
1:30 pm "Almost everywhere: Naturally occurring arsenic in Wisconsin's aquifers":
Madeline Gotkowitz, Hydrogeologist, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Madison, WI
2:00 pm "Arsenic removal/reduction at the point of use in small water systems"   
Jeff Vansteenburg, Field Office Supervisor, Environmental Services Div. Field Office #2, IDNR
2:30 pm "Iowa's capacity to address water well concerns: Then, now and into the future" Ken Sharp,  Director, Division of Environmental Health, IDPH
3:00pm Break
3:20 pm "Policy considerations in Iowa: An Iowa Arsenic Groundwater Monitoring Network"
  Panel discussion and audience Q&A                        
  Joe Bolkcom, Iowa State Senator, member Senate Environment Committee
  John Glenn,  Iowa Environmental Protection Commission  (invited)
  Ken Sharp, Director, Division of Environmental Health, IDPH
  Don Simmons, Laboratory Manager, State Hygienic Laboratory, Ankeny, IA
  Russ Tell, Senior Environmental Specialist, Water Supply Operations, IDNR
  Pete Weyer, Associate Director, CHEEC  (Moderator)
4:00 pm Closing remarks:  Gene Parkin, Director, CHEEC