The California Water Institute at Fresno State presents the Arsenic Symposium from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Satellite Student Union at Fresno State. The symposium brings together water safety experts and professionals from throughout the state to discuss a research study released in June reporting that overpumping groundwater can release harmful arsenic into the drinking water supply.

In addition to presentations from leading industry representatives, the symposium will also feature breakout sessions in which attendees will brainstorm and look into next steps for addressing arsenic in the groundwater. This free event is open to community members, higher education professionals involved in water sustainability, owners and operators of public water systems and Fresno State students, staff and faculty.

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University Communications news intern Easton Kerby contributed to this report.