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Can we afford not to monitor priority pollutants?

Conference
24 - 25 November 2015
at Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22–26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
for scientists, students and interested parties
Craigiebuckler pond, Aberdeen (c) James Hutton Institute

Registration is now open for a conference entitled “Can we afford not to monitor priority pollutants in water?”, organised by the Society of Chemical Industry's Environment, Health and Safety Group, in partnership with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Royal Society of Chemistry. There is a registration fee for this event, with a favourable rate for low-income individuals and PhD students.

The aim of the Conference is to bring together leading experts in the field of priority substances listed in Annex X of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The event will discuss potential issues associated with the implementation of the Directive 2013/39/ EC relating to Priority Substances in the field of water policy. It will also help to disseminate information on the development and validation of new test methods for monitoring priority pollutants.

The cost of the sampling and analysis is going to be excessive to meet the proposed environmental quality standard limits associated with the new Directive. This meeting will aim to establish what is cost-effectively feasible.

The event will offer the opportunity for debate on what is a critical priority within the resource efficient Europe roadmap agenda.

The event will showcase emerging innovation and research in the area of priority substance management which will include projects recently awarded development grants through the SBRI call in Scotland.

The agenda of the conference is available as a PDF file. To register for this event, visit the event page on Eventbrite

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.