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Pharmaceuticals in the Water Environment
September 4 - September 7
International Conference on Pharmaceuticals in the water environment: waste water treatment, surface – and groundwater, drinking water production, effect on ecosystems. PharmWat2017 is an international multidisciplinary conference aiming at discussing the comprehensive issue of occurrence of pharmaceutical residues in the water environment. This is done by considering the entire pathway of pharmaceutical residues from their source (human use of medicines, agriculture, etc.) as sewage water to waste water treatment plants releasing their effluent to surface waters and groundwater. If this water is being used as a source for drinking water production the result may be drinking water that containing pharmaceutical residues. The effect of pharmaceuticals on plant and animal life in aquatic ecosystems is also considered.
The conference aims to intensify contacts between professionals, scientists, engineers, water managers (river basin administrators, etc.) and policy makers involved in the fields of A wastewater treatment, B surface waters, C groundwater, D drinking water supply, E aquatic ecosystems, and F legislation (setting water quality standards). The objectives are:
- to provide a forum for exchange of scientific knowledge, research on system knowledge, modelling, monitoring, laboratory analytical methods for detection of pharmaceuticals, and uncertainty at various levels, from the perspective of themes a) through f;
- to intensify contacts between wastewater treatment operators and drinking water supply operators;
- to intensify contacts between scientists, water managers (river basin administrators, etc.) economists and policy makers;
- to intensify contacts between (a) legislation preparation bodies (e.g. at European Union), (b) river basin administrators, wastewater treatment operators and (c) drinking water supply operators.
Abstract submission deadline is 1 February 2017.
Organised by European Water Association (EWA); International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH); Charles University (Univerzita Karlova), Prague, Czech Republic; and other institutions.
IAH is actively involved with programs that provide a valuable forum for scientists and engineers who have a broad interest in global perspectives on groundwater resources and hydrogeological issues.
The USNC is affiliated with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and the Geological Society of America (GSA), as these organizations also have international groundwater science interests. The USNC holds meetings at annual events of these other organizations to encourage networking among USNC members and others who are interested in promoting international cooperation among hydrogeologists and others with an interest in groundwater. The USNC meets in the spring at the NGWA Ground Water Summit and in the fall at the GSA Annual Conference.
Check the USNC newsletter for meeting day and time announcements. Alternatively, check the onsite conference program or contact Jim Lamoreaux, Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting information.
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