13 March - 14 March 2018

Driving innovation in water & waste analysis methods

Organised by:

SCI's Environment, Health and Safety Group, RSC’s Water Science Forum and the Standing Committee of Analysts

London, UK

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Synopsis
Clear, up to date methodology produced by experts within their fields is key to the provision of robust, repeatable and accurate chemical and microbiological analysis data. The Standing Committee of Analysts (SCA) has provided laboratory analysts in the UK, and throughout the world, with validated analytical methodology since 1972. The methods are given and shared freely to ensure quality and consistency in the chemical and microbiological analysis of water, waste water, soils, and related materials, and are typically the methods prescribed by industry regulators. The best way to ensure that the SCA remains relevant, and produces the methods laboratories need now, and in the future, is to bring together analysts, quality managers, regulators, instrument manufacturers and laboratory customers to explore the methodologies relevant to the 21st century laboratory. This two-day conference will showcase the recent progress of the SCA, discuss new and emerging analytical challenges, while also providing opportunities to network and share experience with colleagues throughout the industry.
Attendees

This event will be of interest to laboratory technical and quality staff, operational staff, and consultants and professionals across a wide range of industry sectors and specialism’s who depend on SCA methodology to enable them to obtain analytical results they can confidently present to regulators and customers. By the end of this two-day event water, waste and soils analysis laboratories, regulators, and purchasers of analytical services will have a clearer understanding of future laboratory regulation, and how the SCA, with continued industry support, will provide the methods needed to meet the challenges current and future regulation presents.


Programme

Day 1 - 13 March 2018

09:30
Registration and refreshments
09:50
Welcome and introduction Marcus Rink, Chair, SCA and Chief Inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate
Session 1: The SCA past and present
10:00
The SCA story: Past, present and potential future Prof K Clive Thompson, Chief Scientist, ALS Life Sciences
10:30
Defining the SCA priorities Marcus Rink, Chair, SCA and Chief Inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate
1100
Refreshment break
11:30
The UKAS perspective Paul Greenwood, Divisional Director (operations), United Kingdom Accreditation service
Section 3: SCA Current Projects
12:00
The Evolution of Microbiology Shaun Jones, Chair, SCA Microbiology Working Group and Public Health Manager, Wessex Water
12:30
Sampling needs in the modern environment Tim White, Managing Director, Marquis & Lord
12:50
Lunch
14:00
Chemical analysis of soils and associated materials Hazel Davidson, Technical Marketing Manager, Derwentside Environmental Testing Services
14:20
Organics, Stability and Uncertainty - A tale of three working groups Dr Ian Barnabas, Chair, SCA Organics Working Group and Scientific Support Laboratory Manager, NWSS
14:50
Refreshments
1520
Inorganics and Metals working group Fran Bilby, Chair, SCA Inorganics and Metals Working Group and Assessment Manager, United Kingdom Accreditation Service
Section 4: SCA future challenges
15:50
SCA future challenges - panel presentation Marcus Rink, Chair, SCA and Chief Inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate Paul Greenwood, Divisional Director (Operations), United Kingdom Accreditation Service Martin Bird, Principal Inspector, DWI Rob Carter, Product Manager - leading on R&D and Method Development, EA National Laboratory Service Ian Barnabas, Chair, SCA Organics Working Group and Scientific Support Laboratory Manager, NWSS Claire Parker, Implementation Manager, Csols Ltd
16:40
Getting involved, how you can be part of the SCA Marcus Rink, Chair, SCA and Chief Inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate
16:50
Closing remarks Prof K Clive Thompson, Chief Scientist, ALS Life Sciences
17:00
Networking and refreshments
18:00
Conference Dinner (tickets)

Day 2: 14th March 2018

Section 1: AM
9:45
Welcome and introduction Dr Martin Padley,Director of Water and Scientific Services, United Utilities
10:00
Optimising the analytical environment Dr Charmian Abbott, Chief Scientist, United Utilities
10:30
Rapid method development and optimization Bryan White, GC / GCMS Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies
11:00
Refreshments
11:30
Advances in the instrumental determination of tastes & odours in drinking water Gavin Mills, Principal Scientist, Severn Trent Water
12:00
Lab Automation - Case Study: moving from manual to automated COD Ruth Murphy, Wastewater Manager, United Utilities and Geoff King, UK Senior Sales Manager, Hach
Section 2: PM
13:00
Lunch, networking & exhibition
14:00
Molecular characterisation of Cryptosporidium to inform public health decisions Dr Guy Robinson, Principal Clinical Scientist, Cryptosporidium Reference Unit, Swansea
14:30
The routine use of MALDI-TOF rapid confirmation in the analysis of health related pathogens in water Mumin Eminov, MBT Application Specialist Microbiology, Bruker and Pervinder Johal, Site Operations Manager, ALS
15:30
The application of on-line water quality monitoring in the supply of top quality drinking water Chris Rocky, Head of Water Quality, South West Water
15:30
Refreshments
16:00
Explaining laboratory results and their limitations to non-technical clients Chris Caird, Director of Quality Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, ALS
16:30
The Data Science Revolution Steve Markham, Director, Marquis & Lord
17:00
Closing remarks Dr Martin Padley, Director of Water and Scientific Services, United Utilities
17:10
End of conference.

Venue and Contact

SCI

14/15 Belgrave Square
London
SW1X 8PS

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Fees

Early bird fees before 12pm Tuesday 30 January 2018

GB£113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SCI/RSC Member
GB£38. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£150. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member
GB£25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Conference Dinner

Standard fees after 12pm Tuesday 30 January 2018

GB£158 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Member
GB£53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI/RSC Student Member
GB£210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member
GB£25. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Conference Dinner

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Organising Committee

  • Prof K Clive Thompson, SCI/ ALS
  • Mr John Watson, South West Water
  • Mr Marcus Rink, DWI
  • Dr Martin Padley, United Utilities
  • Mr Tim White, SCI/ Marquis and Lord
  • Dr Ian Barnabas, Northumbrian Water

Exhibition and sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For further information and prices please email conferences@soci.org.

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