Two day SEPA training course on Chemical Risk Assessment for the Environment
The aims of this short course are to provide you with an outline of good practice in regard to environmental chemical risk assessment. We will provide reinforcement of existing knowledge and the development of understanding of chemical behaviour, fate and hazard within a regulatory context. Context will be provided through the use of real examples across regulatory drivers along with good and bad practice and common ‘pitfalls’ in characterising chemical environmental risks.
Italian Training on BLMs and Bioavailability of Metals
The Italian training on Biotic Ligand Models (BLMs) and Bioavailability of Metals’ was held on 24th June 2016 at the Italian Institute of Water Research (CNR-IRSA) near Milan in Italy. The training material from the workshop can download here; the Italian version of the user-friendly tool M-BAT, along with an explanatory document and slides from the training. The Technical Guidance Document of Metals’ Bioavailability is also made available as supporting material.
Bioavailability Implementation Forum SETAC Europe - Nantes; Meeting the challenges of implementing bioavailability-based EQS for metals
The Bioavailability Implementation Forum was held at SETAC-Nantes on the 24th May to discuss meeting the challenges of implementing bioavailability-based EQS for metals. The meeting aims were to provide an update on initiatives in regard to bioavailability and BLMs that are of relevance to regulatory implementation. It was also an opportunity to discuss existing challenges and practical solutions. The presentations from the meeting are available to view and download here.
Workshop on Derivation and Application of Water Quality Guidelines: EQSPAE 2016
This workshop will provide an international perspective of the overall process of deriving water quality guidelines and related environmental quality standards. Key steps in the derivation process will be discussed in detail and practical examples will be given. Attendees will undertake real-world activities within the workshop and additional activities will be available on-line for follow-up work.
Lead Environmental Quality Standard (EQS) Screening Tool
wca have developed a screening tool for the assessment of site-specific PNECs for Lead (Pb). The screening tool is to be used as part of tiered risk assessment or as an early tier in an EQS compliance assessment and designed to give an initial assessment of risks associated with Pb in a freshwater environment.