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.
For information on the course please see download the course brochure: Emerging Pollutants Advert
The course cost R3500 excl. VAT for WISA Members and R4000 excl. VAT for Non-Members.
Should you be interested in attending this course please contact Anita Pillay on firstname.lastname@example.org