November 11, 2021 by Iain Wilson


wca are long standing contributors to SETAC conferences, and we are again presenting our work at the SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting; SETAC SciCon4. The meeting starts on 14th November and runs through until the 18th, with the presentations available via the meeting hub from the 8th November. wca have are presenting or have contributed to a number of platform presentations and are also partaking in a round-table discussion; a full breakdown of wca’s involvement is detailed below.

Round-table discussion:

Special session; Regulatory Update: Metals in the Environment – Regulatory Affairs and Emerging Concerns for Metals in the Environment. Graham Merrington will be doing a short presentation and partaking in the round-table discussion on metals in the environment from a regulatory perspective with a particular focus on the European Water Framework Directive. The session will be chaired by Ellie Middleton (Nipera) and Bill Adams (Red Cap Consulting), and his fellow speakers are Christine Bergeron (USEPA )and Doug Spry (ECCC). The live discussion session is being held from 13:00 – 14:00 PDT (21:00 – 22:00 GMT) on 16th November.

Platform presentations:

04.13.12 – Evaluating the Reliability of Chemical Exposure Data for Use in Environmental Risk Assessment. Graham Merrington, Adam PetersIain WilsonBill Adams.

07.07.05 – Revising the environmental quality standard for nickel under the European Water Framework Directive: a focus upon the science or the implementation? Adam Peters, Graham MerringtonIain Wilson, Ellie Middleton, Chris Schlekat, Emily Garman.

07.07.06 – Updating the EQS for Nickel in Europe. Adam Peters, Graham Merrington, Ellie Middleton, Chris Schlekat, Emily Garman.

07.07.07 – Developing a Bioavailability-Based Environmental Quality Standard for Nickel in China. Jia He, Adam Peters, Fen-Chang Wu, Ellie Middleton, Chris Schlekat, Emily Garman, Graham Merrington, David Chen.

We will providing blogs on our website during the conference and will also provide updates on our Linkedin page throughout the meeting.

We look forward to a great meeting, and some fruitful virtual networking.