May 14, 2018 by Ed Stutt & Iain Wilson


wca are at SETAC Rome 2018 along with over 3000 delegates; and have been very busy meeting new acquaintances and renewing old while attending numerous scientific sessions. Of particular interest have been the sessions of assessment of hydrophobic chemicals, removal of substances during wastewater treatment and bioavailability and risk assessment of organic chemicals. Additionally Dean has co-authored a poster (MO410) which was presented today.

wca are available to meet at our booth in the exhibition hall (No. 33) throughout the conference.

We have a busy day tomorrow, 15th May, with wca staff having the following posters and presentations:

Graham Merrington will be presenting a platform on ‘The quest for consistent environmental protection: the challenge of variable water quality guidelines between regulatory jurisdictions’ (306) in the ‘Derivation, Validation and Implementation of Environmental Quality Benchmarks’ session.

Iain Wilson will presenting posters on ‘Lead exposures in European Freshwaters; are they a risk? A regulatory assessment accounting for bioavailability’ (TU198) and 'Assessing compliance of European freshwaters for copper: accounting for bioavailability’ (TU199) in the ‘Derivation, Validation and Implementation of Environmental Quality Benchmarks’ session.

Becky Brown will be presenting posters on ‘Effects based tools for use in conjunction with passive samplers for surface water monitoring of refinery discharges’ (TU314) in the ‘Use of Effect Based Methods in the context of the national and European legislative framework for the protection of aquatic ecosystems’ session.