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Contaminants of Emerging Concern risk assessment and management system

Project Number # 1127

Development of management system for emerging contaminants within the water industry

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Understanding the sources, fate and effect of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) is relevant for the water industry due to their presence in sewage and drinking water sources, as well as their potential formation during treatment. There is a need for accessible and intuitive risk assessment tools paired with a framework for their implementation, to help the water industry manage this issue. This project will produce a comprehensive list of CEC relevant to the water industry and use this to develop a database that classifies CEC based on their source, removal during treatment, human health risks and environmental impacts.