FERA - Challenges for the Water Sector

Date: 8th November 2016

Location: Fera Science, York, YO41 1LZ


Challenges for the Water Sector

Exploration of Needs and Solutions

Tuesday 8th November

10:00am - 4:00pm

A one day conference taking an in depth look into hazards affecting the water sector followed by an exploration of the technologies that can be used to help monitor and reduce their impact.

Advances in chemical and microbiological analysis over the last 50 years.
Prof K. Clive Thompson

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The conference will be held at Fera Science Ltd, National-Agri-Food Innovation Campus, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ on 8th November.



Challenges of the Water sector 

  • Contaminants of concern: Considering the environmental exposure of water supplies to both drinking and effluent water.


What's in our water? 

  • Detection of viruses in recreational and other fresh water.
  • Testing for non-target contaminants, in both drinking and effluent water, beyond the known range using high powered technologies.
  • eDNA analysis: Characterising the organisms present in water.


Impacts of Environmental Contamination

  • Importance of interactions between farmers and water companies.
  • Land use now and in the future; Can the risk of pesticide contamination be reduced?


Protection of Drinking water

  • Can laboratories cope with contamination emergencies?

This conference brings together expert scientists from wide and varied disciplines who will be offering their expertise and experience related to the water industry.


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