Water Quality and Emerging Pollutants: addressing new global challenges

Water Quality and Emerging Pollutants: addressing new global challenges

Published 03.12.2018 – UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Emerging pollutants are commonly defined as synthetic or naturally-occurring chemicals or microorganisms that are not commonly monitored or regulated in the environment, yet which have potentially adverse effects on ecological and human health. The sources of emerging pollutants are many, ranging from pharmaceuticals and personal care products, to agricultural pesticides, micro-plastics and household and industrial chemicals.

On 27 November 2018, a three-day Asia and the Pacific Training Workshop on Water Quality and Emerging Pollutants was launched in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event – part of a series of training workshops organised in Africa, the Arab States, and Latin America and the Caribbean – brought together water managers, government officials, and researchers from 15 countries across the region and beyond.

The event was organized under the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme’s International Initiative on Water Quality (IIWQ) supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and was co-organised by Asia Pacific Center for Ecohydrology under the Auspices of UNESCO (APCE), and the UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in Jakarta.

Delivered and facilitated by experts from the Czech Republic Academy of Sciences and South Africa’s Water Research Commission, the event was organized with the purpose of strengthening regional […]

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Water Quality and Emerging Pollutants: addressing new global challenges
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Water Quality and Emerging Pollutants: addressing new global challenges
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Public health: "emerging pollutants" are synthetic or naturally-occurring chemicals or organisms not commonly monitored or regulated in the environment.
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