PharmWat2017 - Prague, Czech Republic04/09 - 07/09
PharmWat2017 : International Multidisciplinary Conference on Pharmaceuticals in the water environment: Waste water treatment, surface - and groundwater, drinking water production, effect on exosystems will takes place at Prague, Czech Republic from 4 to 7th September 2017.
Abstract submission deadline is 1st February 2017
The conference is organized by the European Water Association (EWA), International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), and Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. It is supported by the European Federation for Freshwater Sciences (EFFS), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL, German Association for Limnology), the Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GfÖ, The Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland), and other institutions.
PharmWat2017 focuses on 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, this water being used as source for drinking water production, ending up with drinking water that may contain pharmaceutical residues. The effect of pharmaceuticals on flora and fauna 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 field (conference themes) of
(A) wastewater treatment,
(B) surface waters,
(D) drinking water supply,
(E) aquatic ecosystems, and
(F) legislation (setting water quality standards).
Target groups and keywords
Target groups are professionals, scientists, engineers, water managers (river basin administrators, etc.) and policy makers involved in the themes (A) wastewater treatment, (B) surface waters, (C) groundwater, (D) drinking water supply, (E) aquatic ecosystems, and (F) legislation (setting water quality standards).
It includes activities characterised by the following keywords: pharmaceuticals, hormones, pharmaceutical residues, water quality, drinking water quality, hydrology, geohydrology, unsaturated zone, subsurface environment (porous medium, fractured-rock medium), groundwater, surface waters, drinking water, monitoring, modelling, transport in groundwater, decay and transformation processes, metabolites, chemistry, hydrochemistry, biohydrochemistry, geochemistry, waste water treatment, drinking-water production, environmental impact, aquatic ecosystems, ecotoxicological effects.
The following Themes and Topics are the core of the conference
Theme A: REMOVAL OF PHARMACEUTICALS IN WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS
A1 Development of analytical methods for detection of pharmaceutical residues in water
A2 Removal efficiency of selected treatment processes in regard to pharmaceuticals
A3 Removal mechanisms in mechanical-biological waste water treatment plants
A4 Advanced measures for municipal waste water treatment
A5 Legislation and economic aspects
Theme B: PHARMACEUTICALS IN SURFACE WATERS
B1 Transport, bio-degradation, sorption, breakdown and other processes governing the fate, persistence and distribution of pharmaceuticals in surface waters
B2 Monitoring of pharmaceuticals in surface waters
B3 Case studies on surface waters contaminated by pharmaceuticals
Theme C: PHARMACEUTICALS IN GROUNDWATER
C1 Transport, bio-degradation, sorption, breakdown and other processes governing the fate, persistence and distribution of pharmaceuticals in groundwater
C2 Monitoring of pharmaceuticals in groundwater
C3 Removal of pharmaceuticals from groundwater
C4 Case studies on groundwater contaminated by pharmaceuticals
Theme D: PHARMACEUTICALS IN DRINKING WATER PRODUCTION
D1 Removal efficiency of selected treatment processes in regard to pharmaceuticals
D2 Warning systems and water quality monitoring
D3 Comprehensive risk assessment and risk management approach
D4 Legislation and economic aspects
Theme E: EFFECT OF PHARMACEUTICALS ON PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE IN ECOSYSTEMS
E1 Toxicological data and their interpretation
E2 Precautionary principle, prioritization
E3 Combination toxicology: Definition and problems
E4 Effects of pharmaceuticals aquatic ecotoxicology
E5 Aquatic ecosystem responses under multi-stress conditions
E6 Ecotoxicological effects of pharmaceuticals in aquatic ecosystem – from molecules to complex water bodies
E7 Ecotoxicological responses to pharmaceuticals and aquatic ecosystem services
E8 Effect of pharmaceuticals on biodiversity
Theme F: LEGISLATION FOR PHARMACEUTICALS IN GROUNDWATER, SURFACE WATER AND DRINKING WATER
F1 National and EU regulations – history and future
F2 Guidelines and standards regarding content of anthropogenic constituents in water
F3 Medicine take-back programmes
F4 Good manufacturing practices