Webinar | Management of emerging contaminants within the water industry

Nov 17, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Understanding the sources, fate and effect of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) is relevant for the water industry due to their presence in wastewater, surface waters and drinking water. 

Project 1127 Contaminants of Emerging Concern risk assessment and management system has produced a comprehensive database of CEC relevant to the water industry that classifies CEC based on human health risks and environmental impacts. The database, named ECHIDNA, was launched to WaterRA Members on 5th October, 2021.

This webinar will provide a summary of the final project deliverables including the water industry survey results, factsheet, instructional video and final report with recommendations for further work and industry priorities. Professor Frederic Leusch will be presenting an overview of the key research outcomes.


Dr Frederic Leusch | Griffith University

Dr Frederic Leusch is Professor and Deputy Head (Research) in the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University (Australia), where he teaches biology and environmental toxicology. Fred also leads the Toxicology Research Group at the Australian Rivers Institute on the Gold Coast, which focuses on assessing the impact of environmental contaminants on humans and aquatic ecosystems. Fred has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and his current research focuses on endocrine disruption and the development and validation of New Approach Methods for exposure and hazard assessment. He is Executive Editor for the journal Environmental Science & Technology and serves on various national and international committees on issues related trace organic pollutants and drinking and recycled water quality. He currently chairs the Water Quality Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council, which provides advice to the NHMRC on the on-going revisions of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.

Time in AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne time)



Information Summary

Event Type:Online webinar
From:Nov 17, 2021 1:00pm
To:Nov 17, 2021 2:00pm
Event Coordinator:Jo Ohlmeyer

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