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Master of Environmental Science and Management: Master's Group Project

Managing the Risks of Emerging Contaminants in the Denver Water Supply

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Group Members: Cheyenne Coxon, Ella Golovey, Alexander Stejskal, Savannah Tjaden, Tiffany Tran

Faculty Advisors: Arturo Keller

Client: Denver Water


Final Report


Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) are detectable almost everywhere in trace amounts. However, uncertainty surrounding their effects on people and the environment makes it difficult for drinking water utilities to incorporate them into water quality protection planning. Denver Water is a drinking water utility that serves ~1.4 million people in the Denver Metro area. Through this project, the team and client sought to understand the threat CECs may pose to drinking water quality in their collection system.

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