12 November 2014

Can we afford NOT to monitor priority pollutants?

Organised by:

SCI's Environment, Health and Safety Group and the RSC Water Science Forum

SCI, London, UK

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Synopsis
The aim of this conference is to bring together leading experts in the field of priority substances listed in Annex X of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). 

The event will discuss potential issues associated with the implementation of the Directive 2013/39/EC relating to priority substances in the field of water policy. It will also will help to disseminate information on the development and validation of new test methods for monitoring priority pollutants.

The cost of the sampling and analysis is going to be excessive unless some sanity is brought to bear on the proposed environmental quality standard limits associated with this new Directive. This meeting will aim to establish what is cost-effectively feasible.
Attendees

This event will interest all stakeholders with a responsibility, or interest in environmental water quality. In particular, water companies, regulators, NGOs, research organisations, academia and land and water agencies.


Programme

Day 1

10:00
Registration and refreshments
10:30
Keynote lecture - An overview of the current and potential future problems in implementing the priority pollutant provisions of the WFD
Geerit Niebeek, Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
11:00
Session 1 - Policy Issues: Introduced by David Taylor, Chairman - RSC EHSC Policy Group
11:05
Strategy for the selection and prioritisation of priority pollutants
Paul Whitehouse, Environment Agency Evidence Directorate
11:30
Refreshment break
11:50
The role of socio-economic analysis
Bill Watts, Formerly Principal Economist at the Environment Agency
12:15
Challenges in implementing biota EQSs for priority substances
Peter Lepom UBA, Germany
12:40
Closing remarks and discussion - David Taylor, Chairman - RSC Environment Health and Safety Committee Policy Group
12:50
Lunch and posters
13:35
Session 2: Sampling and Analysis Issues: Introduced by Martin Padley, United Utilities
13:40
New standardised analytical methods meeting the requirements of the WFD - results of a mandated project of the European Commission (M424)
Ulrich Borchers, IWW Muelheim
14:05
UKWIR Chemical Investigation Program - Emerging outputs and implications
Mike Gardner, Regulatory Compliance, Atkins Limited
14:30
Refreshment break
14:50
Laboratory challenges in meeting the required priority substances EQS levels
K. Clive Thompson and Paul Gribble, ALcontrol Laboratories
15:15
Sampling aspects and how to ensure fit for purpose sampling theme
Ivor Parry, ential (Inital Projects Limited)
15:40
Closing remarks, discussion and award of poster presentation prize- Martin Padley, United Utilities
16:10
Close

Venue and Contact

SCI

14-15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS 

 

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees
GB£200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member 
GB£150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student Member 
GB£150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Concessions
GB£250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member 

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