Archive of wca's blogs from 2020

SETAC SciCon

June 1, 2020 by Graham Merrington

wca participated in the SciCON SETAC’s 30th Annual European meeting between May the 3rd and 7th of May 2020. We were involved with presentations and posters on metals on the development of Multiple Linear Regression models to account for nickel bioavailability in Australian freshwaters, performing ERA for nickel in the tropics, deriving national bioavailability-based specific pollutant EQS, the target and the validation of simplified tools for implementing EQSs.
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Update on COVID-19

May 15, 2020 by Dean Leverett

In my previous blog on how wca are coping with the Covid-19 outbreak, I promised further blog updates as the situation developed.
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Statement on COVID-19

March 17, 2020 by Dean Leverett

At this difficult and testing time for everyone, I thought it might be useful to highlight the arrangements that wca are putting in place to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.
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Market Research for Authorisation under REACH

March 3, 2020 by Ed Stutt

ECHA has recently published a report based on a project conducted by wca at the end of last year. Working in collaboration with ECHA, Ed and Olivia carried out market research to estimate the number of applications for 11 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) that the European Commission added to the Authorisation List in February 2020.
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Draft Regulation sets strict deadlines for registrants to update their REACH registration dossiers

February 10, 2020 by Sylwia Kosmala-Grzechnik

ECHA’s concerns that companies are not keeping their REACH registrations up to date has led to the drafting of an Implementing Regulation, setting out a deadline of 3 months for submitting administrative updates, and deadlines of 6 or 12 months for updates which are considered more complex and require generating new data or changes in the safety assessment.
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Conference on Current Issues in Contaminated Land

January 15, 2020 by Ed Stutt

At the end of 2019 Ed attended a conference on Current Issues in Contaminated Land hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Brownfield Risk Assessment (SoBRA).
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10 years at wca

January 13, 2020 by Rhiannon Smith

At the start of a new year, and a new decade, it is a time for reflecting on the past and looking to the future. As we return at the start of 2020, both Becky and Rhiannon are celebrating having been at wca for 10 years.
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Latest updates


January 14, 2021 by Dean Leverett

Since the formation of wca environment Ltd in 2005, the company has operated out of a single office in southern England. During 2020, with the end of the Brexit transition period looming, the management team explored options for opening a European office.

December 14, 2020 by Adam Peters

Adam and Graham have been working with researchers from the Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Waterloo in Canada, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in the UK, and Unilever to investigate the speciation of silver in both wastewaters and natural waters.

December 2, 2020 by Grace Panter

It was a busy week for Adam and Graham participating in the virtual SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting - SETAC SciCon2 between the 15th and 19th of November 2020. wca were involved in a number of presentations and posters on topics.