Webinar: Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for Prioritisation of Emerging Contaminant Research Needs

November 28, 2018

The Water Research Foundation is hosting a free webinar on Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) for Prioritisation of Emerging Contaminant Research Needs.

Research agencies, water utilities, regulators, and others are faced with diverse research needs, including the need to better understand and manage risks associated with emerging chemical contaminants. Since available funds are always limited, it is necessary to prioritise research efforts and expenditure. The prioritisation of research topics at a particular organisation is dependent upon that organisation’s responsibilities, concerns, attitude to risk, and their willingness to lead. Furthermore, priorities are influenced by external factors such as identified knowledge gaps and the likelihood of future regulatory controls.

This webinar will describe a newly developed tool-based technique for Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) to the prioritisation of emerging contaminant research needs. Participants will learn about the fundamental concepts that underpin the MCDA process, as well as the practical application of the tool. It is recommended for anyone with a responsibility or interest in the prioritisation of research needs, specifically for research relating to emerging chemical contaminants.

Presented By:
Stuart Khan, Senior Research Fellow, University of New South Wales Water Research Centre
Stephanie Rinck-Pfeiffer, PhD, Global Water Research Coalition

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