PFAS and Groundwater Workshop success

March 8, 2019

On Thursday March 7th Water Research Australia held a workshop in conjunction with Flinders University's National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT).

The PFAS and Groundwater Workshop provided participants with an opportunity to gain knowledge and practice regarding PFAS-contaminated sites and also provided a forum for key stakeholders to share knowledge across organisations, identify key knowledge gaps and discuss collaborative opportunities for research.

PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination in groundwater and surface-water is a widespread problem throughout the world. Practitioners, regulators and researchers are striving to understand the toxicology, fate, chemical transformation, mobility and remediation of this emerging contaminate.

The panel discussion explored opportunities for research collaboration and how to facilitate a national coordinated approach to provide information and the transfer of knowledge to practitioners, professionals and the wider community.

If you are interested in finding out more information about WaterRA’s PFAS-related activities please contact Dr Ian Overton.