Project Number # 1127
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The aim of Project 1127 was to help the water industry better manage and understand contaminants of emerging concern (CEC), through:
The Emerging Chemicals Database for National Awareness (ECHIDNA) was developed to make CEC information and risk prioritisation available to water professionals and assist them with management and decision-making surrounding CEC in various water systems.
ECHIDNA is a web-accessible data repository with integrated CEC risk prioritisation framework. It helps identify potentially important CEC that may pose a risk to humans and the environment. The database and its ability to inform risk will continue to grow as new information is generated and incorporated, meaning its growth and ability to support water utilities, regulators, academics, and consultants will evolve to reflect user engagement with the system.
ECHIDNA includes several unique features aimed at directly helping the water industry make evidence-based and informed decisions around the management of CEC including: