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Seminar-Workshop on

Understanding Water Quality and Complying with
Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water
Rationale
Rationale
The provision of safe water supply reduces, if not prevents,
the exposure of individuals to microbial and chemical hazards that
could be ingested through contaminated water. It is along this line
that the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water has
established threshold values for various contaminants that may
find their way to the water we drink.
A second look at the procedures and limits set in the
Standards will serve as refresher for practitioners in water quality
monitoring and surveillance. The concepts and principles behind
the water quality parameters identified in the Standards, on the
other hand, will provide an insight on how to prioritize water quality
monitoring parameters.
Compliance with the Standards can therefore be viewed not
only from the perspective of routine sampling and testing, but
more importantly from a proactive hazard-prevention point of
view.

Course Content
Coverage
1.

Background of Water Quality Standards
- World Health Organization
- Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water

2.

The Nature of Water
- Water Chemistry
- Pathways of Contamination
- Probability of Contamination

3.

Physical Quality Standards

4.

Bacteriological Quality Standards

5.

Chemical Quality Standards

6.

Standard Testing Methods

7.

Sampling
- Concepts
- Procedures
- Collecting
- Handling
- Preservation

8.

Updates on the WHO Guidelines in Drinking Water

9.

Introduction to Water Safety Plan

Training Objectives
Objectives
Training
At the end of the seminar, participants should be able to:
! Provide in-depth information on the chemistry of water and the
factors that affect its quality;
! Disseminate the provisions and discuss the limits set in the
Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water of 2007.

Methodology
Methodology
! The subject matters covered shall be presented through
lectures and discussions from a resource person involved in
finalizing the PNSDW of 2007;
! Case problems shall be presented for the participants to work
on, for better appreciation of the subject matters presented;
and

Participants
Participants
Target participants are water quality officials and
personnel who are involved in water quality
assurance.

Recognition
Recognition
Participants with 100% attendance will receive a
Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.
SEMINAR FEE:

! Demonstration and hands-on exercises on water sampling,
handling and preservation will be conducted.

Live-In:

Php 9.000/pax

Seminar Details

Live-Out: Php 6.500/pax
DATE:
VENUE:

April 02-04, 2013
Ridgewood Residence
#17 Julian Felipe St., Baguio City

SEMINAR COORDINATOR:

BOYET CUCHAPIN

REMINDER:
* Please confirm on or before: March 15, 2013
* Please make payments either in cash or
thru water district check payable to the
LOCAL WATER UTILITIES ADMINISTRATION
FOR MORE INFORMATION WRITE OR CALL:

LOCAL WATER UTILITIES ADMINISTRATION
WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH AND TRAINING DEPARTMENT

LOCAL WATER UTILITIES ADMINISTRATION
WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH and TRAINING DEPARTMENT
MWSS-LWUA Complex, C.P. Garcia Ave. Quezon City, Philippines 1101
TELEFAX: 929-6210 e-mail address: wrrtd.lwua@yahoo.com