Emerging Pollutants: Online Training Course
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Emerging Pollutants: Online Training Course

When: Tuesday, 07 July 2020
08.45 - 16.00
Where: Online
United Kingdom

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Emerging pollutants is an in depth look into the raft of new and unknown pollutants that are entering our waterways. The course will explore pollution pathways, impact of the pollutants and potential preventative measures to minimise and prevent further deterioration.

As both custodians and commercial users of the waterway, those working within the water community are likely to come across these pollutants regularly and are more likely to be responsible for their removal, irrespective of whether or not they were responsible for polluting the environment.

We as the water industry are also large consumers of chemicals for treatment, electricity for operations and civil materials for construction. We abstract water from rivers for consumption and also discharge wastewater back into waterways, often not too far away in some cases from the abstraction point. It is important for us to keep our raw product (waterways, rivers, reservoirs, lakes and groundwater sources) free of pollution, in order to reduce the need for significant treatment, and providing the best water quality to the public. Furthermore, as providers of water services to the public, water companies are held accountable for public health. Therefore, health risks and associated impact need to be understood and is the responsibility of the water community.

Course Outcomes

  • Ability to identify and understand aspects and activities of human interactions resulting in pollution
  • Ability to identify pollution pathways
  • A greater understanding of the various pollutants
  • Understand the direct and indirect impact on health and water environment as a result of pollution
  • Impact of activities on receiving water courses, the soil and the atmosphere
  • An understanding of the monitoring and measuring methods that is required to collate, analyse and evaluate the impacts
  • Critically evaluate merits of different pollution management strategies


The Bigger Picture

Understand how the water sector can proactively respond in order to prevent further pollution, both in terms of personal behaviours and industry attitudes.



These courses are Institute of Water approved. 


To find out more and book your place, please visit the IWater website.


The Institute of Water (IWater) are a professional body licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status. 

Professional bodies licensed to award the Chartered Environmentalist registration:

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