May 2, 2014 by Dean Leverett


Basel, Switzerland
11th – 15th May 2014

wca will again be fielding a strong presence at this year’s SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in Basel, Switzerland.

Graham Merrington, Dean Leverett and Adam Peterswill be on-hand to welcome you to our stand in the main exhibition hall, and will be ready and willing to discuss anything and everything with respect to the management of chemicals in the environment and the regulatory requirements your company may be facing now or in the coming months or years. Whether your focus is on REACH, chemical risk assessment, Socio-economic Analysis (SEA), chemical standards, pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicines, endocrine disrupting substances, waste, environmental monitoring or any other aspect of chemicals assessment or regulation affecting your business, please do drop in to the stand to discuss how we might be able to help you.

We will also be chairing two parallel sessions, and presenting on a wide-range of subjects.

Adam Peters will be chairing the session on ‘Developments in Environmental Quality Standards: bridging the gap between science and practical regulatory implementation’ (Session RA04) on Thurs 15th May (8:10-12:50) in the Boston 2 Room.

Dean Leverett will be chairing the session ‘Waste and Wastewater effluents: chemical and ecotoxicological characterisation and understanding potential risks in receiving waters’ (Session ET09) on Mon 12th May (08:10-16:00) in theShanghai 3/ 4 Room, with Mirco Bundschuh.

Adam Peters will also be presenting his work on ‘Deriving a Water Quality Standard from Field Evidence’ at 11:30 on Thurs 15th May in Session RA04 – Developments in Environmental Quality Standards: bridging the gap between science and practical regulatory implementation (Boston 2 Room).

Graham Merrington will be presenting work on ‘Deriving a Terrestrial PNEC for Silver: Use of Research Findings in Risk Assessment’ at 11:30 on Weds 14th Mayin Session ET08 – Soil Biodiversity and Ecotoxicology’ (Delhi Room).

We also have four poster presentations;

  • Sensitivity of terrestrial amphibian life stages and reptiles to chemicals. 12th May; Session RA02: Assessing the risk of environmental pollutants on amphibians and reptiles.
  • Parameterisation of the Nickel Biotic Ligand Model for Australian Aquatic Species. 15th May; Session RA04: Developments in Environmental Quality Standards: bridging the gap between science and practical regulatory implementation.
  • Understanding the Chemical Speciation of Silver in Aquatic Freshwater Systems. 15th May; Session RA04: Developments in Environmental Quality Standards: bridging the gap between science and practical regulatory implementation.
  • A systematic comparison of the user-friendly tools used to estimate the bioavailability of Cu, Ni and Zn in the aquatic environment of Europe. 15th May; Session RA04: Developments in Environmental Quality Standards: bridging the gap between science and practical regulatory implementation.

We very much look forward to meeting you at one of these scientific sessions or at our stand during what is likely to be an interesting, lively and probably extremely busy week in Basel.