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Driving innovation in water and waste analysis, event preview

Waste water analysis

8 Nov 2017

Venue: SCI, London, UK
Date: Tuesday 13 - Wednesday 14 March 2018

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/recommended 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, whatever sector they are from. In many instances, the SCA can produce new validated methods more rapidly than CEN and ISO. Therefore, SCI’s Environment, Health and Safety Group are pleased to present this two day conference, in collaboration with the RSC’s Water Science Forum and the Standing Committee of Analysts; Driving innovation in water and waste analysis methods. This is a valuable opportunity to network and share knowledge across industry, book your place here today.

Day one of this event will showcase recent progress of the SCA, with experts from each analytical area presenting their recent method developments, including those soon to be issued; and will invite a wider industry participation in the future direction of the method working groups, both by providing focus, but also knowledge and expert participation.

Senior representatives from all the UK water and waste regulators (DWI, EA, UKAS) will present their vision of the future of regulation, and how the SCA, with industry support, can provide methods that keep pace with the increasing depth and breadth of regulations, whilst achieving some very low and challenging detection limits. The associated sampling challenges will also be addressed.

Day two will focus on new and emerging 21st Century analytical challenges with case studies of how these have been met by industry scientists and instrument manufacturers, with presentations from water industry specialists ALS, Scottish Water, South West Water and United Utilities, instrument providers such as Agilent, and method specialists on Cryptosporidium typing and MALDI-TOF microbiological rapid confirmation.

The programme will also include opportunities to network and share experience with industry colleagues, including an optional dinner at the venue after the first day. An exhibition area will allow delegates to meet representatives from leading instrument manufacturers and to investigate how they view the future of laboratory analysis, and the products they have developed to support laboratories.

Clear, up to date methodology produced by experts within their fields is key to the provision of robust, repeatable and accurate data. This is ever more important in the face of significant challenges from increasing regulation and customer demands, and the potential threat of legal action. Achieving and maintaining documents of the required standard requires the contribution of the companies and organisations that will benefit from them.

SCI members attending this event can claim CPD points.

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