Brian Hagopian, CPIP received his degree in chemistry from Colgate University and is currently the President of Clear Water Consulting, Inc. in the Greater Boston area. Brian brings over 35 years of experience as a high purity water subject matter expert, consultant, trainer, educator, and expert troubleshooter helping clients design and validate water purification systems, solve complex operational problems, assess risks, and remediate compliance observations. Brian is an instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (WPI-BETC). Brian is also a certified instructor offering courses for the licensing of industrial wastewater operators. Brian is an active volunteer and belongs to several professional societies including ASPE, AFE, ISPE, and PDA and through these volunteer efforts has been instrumental in helping hundreds of college students successfully enter the life sciences industry in the Northeast. Brian is one of 150 people worldwide to hold the Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP) credential. Brian has recently led a team of experts in the publication of an ISPE Good Practice Guide on Sampling of Pharmaceutical Water, Steam, and Process Gas Systems, published in December, 2016 and is here today to share excerpts from this benchmark guide.