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Water Quality: How Clean is Clean?

Activity by Deepak Gupta   |   added on May 19, 2011   |   United Kingdom Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Brunel University, UK

An opportunity to hear from and meet decision makers from government, the regulator and industry alongside researchers at Brunel University engaged in understanding the significance of chemicals in water.

‘Water Quality: how clean is clean?’

An opportunity to hear from and meet decision makers from government, the regulator and industry alongside researchers at Brunel University engaged in understanding the significance of chemicals in water.

Newton Room, Hamilton Centre, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK

Monday 11 July 2011, 10 am for 10.30 start

To apply for free registration, please e-mail full contact details to: <water@brunel.ac.uk>

 

Brunel University are pleased to invite you to learn about our cutting-edge research work in combating chemicals in the water supply chain, meet the researchers at Brunel, and discuss the challenges faced in keeping our waters clean.

With a population of over 60 million in the UK, we deliver to the UK water industry around 3.6 billion tonnes of sewage a year (1½ times the volume of Lake Victoria, the largest of all African lakes) – its treatment presents a huge challenge, exacerbated by the occurrence of often hazardous chemicals.  With the addition of urban and agricultural runoff, controlling the water quality of our rivers is a challenge underpinned by meeting statutory standards.

Meeting these standards comes at a cost.  How can we reduce the concentrations of chemicals in the environment at a time of increasing population and chemical use, alongside the need to reduce CO2 emissions?  What are appropriate standards and control measures?  How can we be more intelligent about how we use chemicals and dispose of them?

Topics to be covered during the day include:

  • What are the issues surrounding water quality in the UK, political, regulatory and industrial viewpoints (invited speakers)?
  • Discussion of the ecotoxicological issues by Professors John Sumpter and Sue Jobling, recognised as experts worldwide.
  • Sources and use of chemicals, and thoughts on novel materials for treatment of wastewater.

Who should attend?

  • Those engaged in water quality issues.
  • Senior managers and industrialists in the water and pharma industries.
  • Industrial and academic researchers.

Topic: networking, workshops, conferences, water, pharmaceuticals, hazardous chemicals Audience: industrial chemists, decision makers, research scientists, universities, professional chemists, senior managers
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