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This conference was the 3rd in a series and aims to bring together leading EU and UK experts in the field of Priority Substances listed in Annex X of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The event discussed issues associated with Priority Substance compliance, where they come from, and where best to control them.
The cost of treating substances is going to be excessive to meet the proposed environmental quality standard limits from the Directive. This conference aimed to demonstrate what other approaches are sustainable from cost, environmental, and social perspectives.
The conference disseminated which priority pollutants are of significant concern from the Regulator and Water Industry and need to be managed. It provided an overview of the range of options using source control and examples of how these have been achieved. In particular it considered the most effective control strategy for Priority Substances in terms of cost and sustainability.
Our speakers addressed the questions below:
Which of the priority pollutants are of significant concern and need to be managed?
Where are these pollutants coming from and in what proportions?
What is the optimum means to come into compliance with the Directive?
How do we understand what the citizen wants & will pay for?
Who should attend?
EU regulatory users, relevant business (producers and downstream users of substances), water utilities, producers of PS, Watch List, emerging pharmaceuticals, agricultural, trade association for pesticides, veterinary medicines, and trade associations.
Call for Papers
Abstracts were invited for poster presentation. The closing date for submissions was Friday, 30th September 2016.
There was a small exhibition of relevant trade stands, priced at £500 per stand.
The exhibition package included:
• Stand area with space for roller panel or poster board to display products and services
• Inclusion of flyers in delegate materials/packs
• Inclusion of an advert slide to be played on rotation on the main screen during breaks
• Sponsor logo acknowledgement on meeting programme
• Attendance by one representative, including food and drinks mixer event (excludes access to technical programme).
Delegate pack inserts were offered at £200 - sponsor to provide pack inserts.
Programme Where speaker permission has been given, their presentations may be downloaded where highlighted thus.
Registration and refreshments
Session 1: Which of the priority pollutants are of significant concern and need to be managed?
Session chair: Simon Gillespie, Independent Consultant
Developing a strategy for identifying and controlling priority pollutants
Nick Cartwright, Environment Agency
Keynote: Assessing risks for priority substances – challenges and opportunities
Paul Whitehouse, Environment Agency
Priority substances: issues for human health
John Fawell, Consultant
Session 2: Where are these pollutants coming from and in what proportions?
Session chair: K Clive Thompson, ALcontrol Laboratories
National Chemical Investigations Programme – emerging outputs and implications
Howard Brett, Thames Water
Practical source control of chemicals – what can we achieve (including triclosan case study)
Richard Hawkins, Environment Agency
Chemicals in the Dutch surface waters: (how) do we solve the problems?
Leonard Osté, Deltares
Using catchment modelling (SAGIS) to identify the source of priority pollutants
Graeme Cameron, SAGIS Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Session 3: What is the optimum means to come into compliance with the Directive?
Session chair: David Taylor, wca Ltd
Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle
David Taylor, wca Ltd
Challenges in eliminating/reducing priority pollutants substances
Elise Cartmell, Scottish Water
Voluntary approaches to water protection – experiences from the crop protection industry
Patrick Goldsworthy, The Voluntary Initiative
|Chemical water pollution - public opinion and willingness to pay|
Joel Atherton, London School of Economics
Registration is closed.
There was one registration fee of £150 for all delegates, no concessions.
A limited number of bursaries were available to early career RSC members to enable them to attend this conference gratis. Applicants were asked to contact the Water Science Forum Secretary via the RSC Networks team.
In the event of cancellation before 1st November, 80% of the registration fee paid will be refunded. Cancellations must be received in writing. Refunds will not be possible from 1st November onwards, although substitutions are possible at any time.
In the unlikely event of cancellation of the meeting, fees paid will be refunded in full. Registration acknowledgements will be sent within two weeks.
Venue and Travel
Conference Room, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ, UK.
The venue is within easy walking distance of the city's main transport hubs, and is home to fantastic architecture, history and green space.
Sponsors and Supporters
We are grateful to the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW) for their sponsorship of this event.
We are grateful to the RSC journal, “Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology", for sponsoring the poster prize.
We are grateful to the IChemE Water Group and of the SCI Environment, Health & Safety Group for their support of this event.
Richard Allan (chairman)
|James Hutton Institute|
|Bess Homer||Scottish Water|
|Kevin Prior|| |
|David Taylor||wca Ltd|
|K Clive Thompson||ALcontrol Laboratories|
Maggi Churchouse Events, 3 East Barn, Market Weston Road, Thelnetham, Diss IP22 1JJ, UK
E-mail Maggi Churchouse to register an interest in this conference.
Telephone: +44 (0)1359 221004
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