International Conference on Pharmaceuticals in the water environment: waste water treatment, surface – and groundwater, drinking water production, effect on ecosystems. PharmWat2017 is an international multidisciplinary conference aiming at discussing the comprehensive issue of occurrence of pharmaceutical residues in the water environment. This is done by considering the entire pathway of pharmaceutical residues from their source (human use of medicines, agriculture, etc.) as sewage water to waste water treatment plants releasing their effluent to surface waters and groundwater. If this water is being used as a source for drinking water production the result may be drinking water that containing pharmaceutical residues. The effect of pharmaceuticals on plant and animal life in aquatic ecosystems is also considered.
The conference aims to intensify contacts between professionals, scientists, engineers, water managers (river basin administrators, etc.) and policy makers involved in the fields of A wastewater treatment, B surface waters, C groundwater, D drinking water supply, E aquatic ecosystems, and F legislation (setting water quality standards). The objectives are:
to provide a forum for exchange of scientific knowledge, research on system knowledge, modelling, monitoring, laboratory analytical methods for detection of pharmaceuticals, and uncertainty at various levels, from the perspective of themes a) through f;
to intensify contacts between wastewater treatment operators and drinking water supply operators;
to intensify contacts between scientists, water managers (river basin administrators, etc.) economists and policy makers;
to intensify contacts between (a) legislation preparation bodies (e.g. at European Union), (b) river basin administrators, wastewater treatment operators and (c) drinking water supply operators.
Abstract submission deadline is 1 February 2017.