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CWP Webcast: Stormwater Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Fri, March 24, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Come join us in our office as we view this webcast, hosted by the Center for Watershed Protection. Attendees will recieve a certificate of attendance and other resources approximately 1 week after the event.
Newly recognized contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) include a broad list of synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals (e.g., pharmaceuticals, synthetic fragrances, detergents, disinfectants, plasticizers, preservatives) or any microorganisms that have the potential to cause adverse ecological and(or) human health effects. Advances in our ability to detect and study CECs in the environment have shown that they are widespread throughout the aquatic ecosystem, and some studies are showing adverse impacts to aquatic organisms and public health. While a major source of CECs is POWT discharges, illicit discharges containing sewage into the municipal separate sewer system is a major pathway for CECs to be delivered to urban and suburban stream systems. Illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE) systems have the potential to be effective tools to mitigate the effect of CECs on the environment. This webcast focuses on CECs and the potential for IDDE programs to reduce their impacts.
To view this webcast remotely you will need to register directly with the Center for Watershed Protection http://www.cwp.org/webcasts/