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IDEXX Water understands that education is essential to building your technical knowledge and enhancing your laboratory skills.
Our educational offerings are part of an ongoing commitment to our customers to help you grow professionally and personally through online training, live webinars, and industry news articles.
IDEXX Water Academy
NEW! Fecal (thermotolerant) Coliforms
The analysis of water for the presence of coliform bacteria as an indicator of water quality has been used for decades. Although testing technologies and procedures have advanced greatly over this time, no other bacteria have emerged as a more effective indicator of water quality in microbiological analysis. This short course looks at fecal coliforms, which are a subset of coliform bacteria, that have also been used in water testing for many years. Fecal coliform testing is unique in the types of results it can produce as well as the challenges it presents.
NEW! Introduction to Industry Standards Organizations
Industry standards organizations may be referred to as consensus standards organizations, voluntary consensus standards organizations, standards development organizations, standardization organizations, and many other names. Regardless of the name, industry standards organizations all share the purpose of bringing together experts from across an industry to develop standards that promote quality, consistency, and universal performance standards.
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Live online interactive events
Upcoming live webinars
The Importance of Standards Organizations
Tuesday, November 14
1:00-2:00 PM EST
Are you aware of the important role that industry standards organizations play in ensuring safe water for everyone? And do you know that you can work with these organizations to help promote sensible standards that impact everyone in the industry every day? Join Patsy Root, Senior Manager, Government Affairs at IDEXX Water, as she explores what industry standards organizations are, why they are so important, and how and why you should consider working with them.
In this session, Patsy will provide an overview of industry standards organizations that play an important role in the water industry such as ASTM International, Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, AOAC International, ASHRAE, The NELAC Institute (TNI), and The International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This session also includes time for questions and answers.
Testing for Coliforms and E. coli: Tips, Guidelines, and Best Practices
Wednesday, December 6
1:00-2:00 PM EST
Do you have questions about coliforms and E. coli testing? Whether you are testing drinking water, wastewater or source water, coliforms and E. coli are critical bacteria to analyze. Shawn Dubois, IDEXX Water Senior Scientist, will share tips and guidance that he has learned from over 20 years of working with customers both in the field and in the lab.
Come prepared with your questions because Shawn will answer your questions live after a presentation where he discusses best practices for testing for coliforms and E. coli with IDEXX products such as the Colilert, Colilert-18, Colisure, and Tecta tests.
Water industry news and trends written by industry experts
Recent featured articles
- Removing ammonia from wastewater
Nitrates in industrial wastewater and polluted groundwater can be transformed into ammonia for industrial uses, but the process is usually hindered by variable nitrate levels and other factors. A team of collaborators from Rice University, Arizona State University, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has found a new technology to create and remove ammonia from effluent.
- Your lab's quality assurance plan: Essential Elements
Quality control and quality assurance plans are two foundational elements ensuring the reliability of your lab. Do you have all of these essential elements in your plan?
- EPA proposes lead and copper rule improvements
In the past two years, the EPA has taken a hard look at the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) and eliminating lead from drinking water due to its harmful effects.