Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water Resources II
Pre-Conference Technical Workshop
CECs 101: An Overview for Understanding Contaminants
of Emerging Concern
in the Environment and in Drinking Water
Sunday, June 24, 2012
1:00PM to 5:00PM
Registrations must be made by June 11, 2012
William A. Battaglin, PhD, U.S. Geological Survey
Alan Vajda, PhD, University of Colorado Denver
Kristen Keteles, PhD, U.S. EPA
Barbara Bennett, Colorado Water Quality Control Division
Objective: This Workshop is designed to provide the AWRA Summer Specialty Conference attendees with an overview of the latest research concerning the fate and transport of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs), their ecological impacts, and potential treatment solutions. Attendees will gain basic training in the sciences that relate to emerging contaminants and have the opportunity to interact with experts and regulatory professionals involved in this area. This “crash course” in CECs will be especially helpful for attendees whose primary focus is riparian ecology, but who are curious about CECs as well.
Background: Research on Contaminants of Emerging Concern is often complex and multidisciplinary. Understanding the issues around CECs requires some knowledge of the chemistry of CECs, as well as aquatic biology, toxicology and water and wastewater treatment processes. This Workshop is hosted by the Consortium for Research and Education on Emerging Contaminants (CREEC) a grass-roots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of world-class scientists and stakeholders with a shared interest in the source, fate, and physiological effects of contaminants of emerging concern.
Topics: Topics to be covered include: 1) an overview of the sources, occurrence, fate and transport of CECs 2) the potential and actual environmental impacts of CECs, including ecological impacts and endocrine disruption and 3) the efficacy of drinking water and wastewater treatment processes for removal of CECs, and options for source control and removal.
Take Aways: At the conclusion of the Workshop, attendees should have a basic working knowledge of the sciences relating to CECs, which will be relevant to the technical information in the conference presentations. Attendees will be aware of the current state of the issues, recent progress and current challenges.
Attendee Requirements: Attendees only need to bring questions related to contaminants of emerging concern. Attendees are welcome to bring a laptop for note-taking, but computers are not required. Hard copies of the presenters PowerPoint presentations will be provided.
Number of Students: The number of students will be limited to 40. Students will be enrolled in the order in which their registration is received.
Schedule: (Subject to modification)
1:15PM New research from USGS
2:00PM Ecosystem impacts of CECs
2:45PM Break, small group discussions with presenters
3:15PM Overview of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds
4:00PM CECs in Treatment Systems and Options for Drinking Water Protection