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Water Framework Directive Priority Substances - where should we control them?

Date From: 15 November 2016
Location: Scotland
Description: IChemE's Water Special Interest Group in conjunction with Royal Society of Chemistry would like to invite you to attend this one day conference. The event will discuss issues associated with priority substance compliance, where they come from, and where best to control them.
Event Type: Special Interest Groups
Venue: Conference Room, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ 09:00-17:00 GMT
Organiser: Water Special Interest Group with Royal Society of Chemistry

Synopsis

This conference is the third 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 will discuss 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 aims to demonstrate what other approaches are sustainable from cost, environmental, and social perspectives.

The conference will disseminate which priority pollutants are of significant concern from the regulator and water industry and need to be managed. It will provide an overview of the range of options using source control and examples of how these have been achieved. In particular it will consider the most effective control strategy for priority substances in terms of cost and sustainability.

Programme Themes

Our speakers will address 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 standards?
  • how  do we understand what the citizen wants & will pay for?

 

Speakers

Joel Atherton, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Howard Brett, Thames Water, United Kingdom
Graeme Cameron, SAGIS Scottish Environment Protection Agency, United Kingdom
Elise Cartmell, Scottish Water, United Kingdom
Nick Cartwright, Environment Agency, United Kingdom
Patrick Goldsworthy, The Voluntary Initiative, United Kingdom
Richard Hawkins, Environment Agency, United Kingdom
David Taylor, WCA Ltd, United Kingdom
Paul Whitehouse (keynote), Environment Agency, United Kingdom

Cost: £150.00

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