Drinking Water Work Group


The NOPREN Drinking Water Work Group focuses on policies and economic issues regarding affordable and safe drinking water access in various settings. Our mission is to conduct applied research and evaluation to help identify develop and implement drinking-water-related policies, programs, and practices. Membership in the work group is voluntary and involves regular participation in work group meetings to share research findings and plan for new projects. NOPREN members involved in the field of water access and intake is welcome to join the work group.

Drinking Water Webinars

  • Cradock AL, Poole MK, Vollmer LY, Barrett JL, Flax CN, Hecht CA. State Policies on Testing Drinking Water for Lead in U.S. Schools. Research Brief. Durham, NC: Healthy Eating Research; 2019. Available at: http://healthyeatingresearch.org.

  • Park S, Onufrak S, Patel A, Sharkey J, Blanck HM. Perceptions of drinking water safety and their associations with plain water intake among US Hispanic adults. J Water Health. 2019 Aug; 17(4): 587-596. doi: 10.2166/wh.2019.015

  • Park S, Onufrak S, Wilking C, Cradock AL. Community-based policies and support for free drinking water access in outdoor areas and building standards in U.S. municipalities. Clin Nutr Res. Apr 2018; 7(2):91-101. doi: 10.7762/cnr.2018.7.2.91

  • Perceptions of Tap Water and Beverage Intake among Low-Income Women, Infants and Children in Michigan

  • US EPA: 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water Toolkit