Emerging Pollutants in Water and Wastewater: UNESCO-Sida Project Case-Studies
When, local time:
Sunday, 23 August 2015 -
9:30am to 10:30am
A growing water quality challenge facing both developed and developing countries is a wide variety of new and emerging pollutants found in water resources. Emerging pollutants in water and wastewater are an increasing concern for human health and the environment. New and emerging pollutants include a wide range of chemical pollutants, including pharmaceuticals, personal care products, pesticides, etc. These pollutants are usually not removed in wastewater treatment facilities. There is a need to improve scientific research and information on the presence of these emerging pollutants in water resources and wastewater, their potential effects on human health and ecosystems, and effective ways to remove them from wastewater.
The event aims to further scientific discussion and exchange on this water quality challenge through a series of case-studies, developed by UNESCO-Sida project on Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater. The seminar will share a selection of technical case-studies from selected organisations and institutions. These case-studies from different countries in different regions will provide the-state-of-the-art scientific information about emerging pollutants in water resources and wastewater in different hydrological, environmental and socio-economic contexts.
The seminar will also provide a forum for scientific discussion and exchange on this water quality challenge with other stakeholders.
Finally, this event marks the official launch of the project and will present selected case-studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and MENA region.