November 14, 2022 by Iain Wilson


Adam and Graham are at the SETAC North America Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh this week!

Both Adam and Graham are presenting and chairing sessions this Thursday (17th):

Using measured data of chemicals in environmental risk assessment: improving the understanding of uncertainties

  • Is it necessary to evaluate the reliability and relevance of measured chemical data in the environment? G Merrington, L Nowell, C Peck.
  • Criteria for Evaluating the Relevance of Environmental Exposure Datasets. A Peters, C Svendsen, S Lofts, M Beking, AJ Harford, M Hamer, D Wallace, L Oste, R Bohaty, T Backhaus, J Vuaille.

Deriving and Implementing Ecologically Relevant Water Quality Criteria and Guidelines

  • Deriving Environmental Quality Standards for fipronil under the European Water Framework Directive for UK freshwaters. G Merrington, D Leverett, L Kennelly, A Peters, H Wilkinson.
  • Evaluating the Benefits of Improved Implementation and Revision of the Environmental Quality Standard for Nickel under the Water Framework Directive. A Peters, E Middleton, G Merrington, C Schlekat.

Also, Graham is presenting in the session: New Tools and Wise Perspectives: Advancing Environmental Assessment and Management Through Reflection

  • Assessing chemical risks under the European Water Framework Directive, a prosaic reality. G Merrington, D Leverett, A Peters.


Finally, Adam and Graham have also organised a meeting in the margins of SETAC on Wednesday evening on Implementing approaches to account for metal bioavailability in freshwaters: current status and future look, with speakers from IZA, NiPERA, the US EPA, CSIRO and BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Winward Consulting. We hope to produce a short discussion paper in IEAM on the outcomes of this.