May 12, 2016 by Dean Leverett


At wca we take considerable pride in being active members and supporters of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).

The 2016 SETAC-Europe conference will be held in Nantes in May, and as usual wca’s scientists will be presenting their work across a range of scientific sessions.

Platform presentations

Adam Peters will be presenting his work on ‘Understanding the behaviour of silver in surface and waste environments: experimental validation of WHAM’ in the ‘Metals in the environment’ session on Monday 23rd May.

Graham Merrington will be presenting ‘Ten years on: Soil screening values for ecological risk assessment in the UK’ in the ‘Fate and Effects of Metals’ session on Tuesday 24th May.

Dean Leverett will be co-chairing the Special Session, ‘Are we going about chemicals risk assessment for the aquatic environment in the wrong way’, on Wednesday 25th May which aims to critically re-evaluate the current approaches for chemicals risk assessment. Dean will also be presenting in this session on ‘The prioritisation of substances and the derivation of EQS under the WFD – how did we get where we are?’

Poster presentations

Ed Stutt will be presenting on ‘Determining the removal of platinum group metals in industrial effluent during sewage treatment’ in the ‘Metals in the environment’ session on Monday 23rd May.

Becky Marks will be presenting on the ‘Review of ERA data submitted as part of pharmaceutical marketing authorisations’ in the ‘Science-based strategies for the environmental assessment and management of pharmaceuticals and veterinary medicines’ session on Wednesday 25th May.

Dean Leverett will be presenting ‘Towards an updated ERA for propranolol’ in the ‘Science-based strategies for the environmental assessment and management of pharmaceuticals and veterinary medicines’ session on Wednesday 25th May.

The full abstracts for all of these presentations are available here.

If you are interested in any of these subject areas and wish to discuss the work that will be presented with the authors, please do get in touch.

We will, of course, also be manning a trade stand at SETAC Nantes (No. 20).

We look forward to seeing you all in Nantes in May!!