Priority Substances and Micro-Pollutants

Date: 14th September 2017

Location: London SE1 9NH

Time 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost £220.00

Event Description

EU legislation, in particular the Water Framework Directive, WFD, sets out measures against chemical pollution of our surface waters including establishing the provision for a list of Priority Substances (Annex X of the Directive). This has resulted in important ramifications for pollution control measures. This is an ever evolving challenge with emerging substances not currently subject to detailed control.

This conference will examine new developments and emerging issues in the field of priority substances. The programme will give the EU and UK policy background, exploring current challenges including the implications of EU exit and potential scope of future regulatory framework drawing on examples from across the UK.

It will then move on to examine technological advances and current research before finally looking at emerging issues including pharmaceuticals and microplastics.

The aim of this conference is to set out current legislation, developing trends and understanding on the scale of the problem in the field of priority substances and whether we are making progress. It will focus on emerging substances and the latest research on their control and impacts.

Join us in September to…

  • Increase your awareness of priority substances and their sources
  • Learn the latest information on the Chemical Investigation Programme, Environment Agency Chemicals Strategy and European Union Watch List
  • Consider innovative approaches to manging priority substances and micro-pollutants
  • Understand the latest research on emerging issues including AMR and microplastics
  • Inform thinking on what a constructive contribution to post EU-exit legislation may look like

Who should attend?

  • Government and regulators
  • Land owners, land managers and farmers
  • Environmental managers
  • Water companies
  • Water and process industries
  • Water and wastewater managers
  • Stakeholders and NGOs
  • Consultants
  • Academics

For sponsorship enquiries please email


Nick Cartwright, Environment Agency | Dr Matt Hill, Environmental Lead Advisor, Environmental Regulation and Modelling, Yorkshire Water | Professor Jason Snape, AstraZeneca | Alice Horton, Ecotoxicologist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology | Dr Mark Scrimshaw, Reader in Environmental Chemistry, Brunel University | Professor Stephen Smith, Professor of Bioresources Systems, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London | Dr Ben Martin, Thames Water | More speakers to be announced



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