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Micropollutants in the water cycle

  • 20 - 24 June 2022
  • Wageningen campus
  • Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • 2.0 ECTS

This course is the first course to be developed with funding of the SENSE fund for the development of PhD courses. Read more


Scope

This course offers a comprehensive overview of the threats to water quality posed by micropollutants and a multidisciplinary approach to identify and solve this environmental problem.

Target group

National and international PhD candidates in environmental sciences working on topics of water governance, water quality and water treatment technologies.

Learning goals

After successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply models to calculate micropollutants fluxes and transformations in the environment
  2. Use risk assessment tools to evaluate risks associated with the presence of micropollutants in water
  3. Identify appropriate micropollutant analysis tools for their future research
  4. Understand the principles of current water treatment technologies to remove emerging contaminants
  5. Identify the most suitable water treatment technologies, based on their advantages and limitations, for treating a determined water stream
  6. Identify challenges and opportunities to translate scientific knowledge into water governance / Identify legislative frameworks related to micropollutant use and removal from the water cycle

Content

This course offers a comprehensive overview of the threats to water quality posed by micropollutants and a multidisciplinary approach to identify and solve this environmental problem. The content of the course is divided into 4 pillars:

  1. Origin, fate and impact of micropollutants in the water cycle
  2. Analytical methods to detect micropollutants and their transformation products
  3. Advanced water treatments technologies for removing micropollutants
  4. Water governance: translating scientific knowledge into legislation

In the assignment, the course participants will reflect on the knowledge obtained in the lectures by compiling a dossier about a specific micropollutant

Programme

Monday
–    Morning: Lectures on the origin and fate of micropollutants in the environment
–    Lunch
–    Afternoon: Lecture and field visit: Ecotoxicology
–    Assignment: Introduction
Tuesday
–    Lectures on treatment technologies
–    Lunch
–    Field visit | Reactors and constructed wetlands for micropollutants removal
–    Work on Assignment
Wednesday
–    Lecture and tutorial: Micropollutants: targeted and non-targeted analysis
–    Work on Assignment
Thursday
–    Lecture and tutorial on risk assessment
–    Lunch
–    Afternoon: Lecture: Governance
–    Work on Assignment
Friday
–    Work on Assignments & Final presentation
–    Wageningen-walk (optional)

Name organising lecturer(s)

  • Dr. Nora Sutton (WUR-ETE)
  • Dr. Alette Langenhoff (WUR-ETE)
  • Dr. Laura Piai (WUR-ETE)
  • Dr. Baptiste Poursat (WUR-ETE)
  • Dr. Thomas Wagner (WUR-ETE)
  • Prof. Jan Hendriks (Radboud University)

Name of confirmed speakers/ guest lecturers

External

  • Prof. Annemarie van Wezel (UvA)
  • Dr. Ivo Roessink (WEnR)
  • Dr. Robin van Leerdam (RIVM)
  • Dr. Milou van de Schans (WUR-WFSR)

Internal

  • Prof Huub Rijnaarts (WUR-ETE)
  • Dr. Nora Sutton (WUR-ETE)
  • Prof. Jan Hendriks (RU-ES)
  • Dr. Alette Langenhoff (WUR-ETE)
  • Dr. Laura Piai (WUR-ETE)
  • Dr. Baptiste Poursat (WUR-ETE)
  • Dr. Thomas Wagner (WUR-ETE)

Fee

Early bird fee Regular
SENSE PhD candidates
.
 € 330  € 380
WUR PhD candidates with an approved TSP*
.
 € 330  € 380
a) All other  PhD candidates candidates                                                                b) Postdocs and staff of WUR Graduate Schools/ graduate schools mentioned above
.
 € 410  € 460
All others
.
 € 575  € 625

* Reduced fees apply. WUR PhD candidates with an approved TSP pay half of the fee (€ 165 or € 215) from their own budget, and half of the fee will be paid by their own graduate schools

Not included in course fee

  • Accomodation, breakfast and dinners (apart from course dinner);
  • Accommodation is not included in the fee of the course, but there are several possibilities in Wageningen. For information on B&B’s and hotels in Wageningen please visit proefwageningen.nl. Another option is Short Stay Wageningen. Furthermore Airbnb offers several rooms in the area. Note that besides the restaurants in Wageningen, there are also options to have dinner at Wageningen Campus.

Cancellation conditions

  • Up to 4 (four) weeks prior to the start of the course, cancellation is free of charge.
  • Up to 2 (two) weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of € 190,- will be charged.
  • In case of cancellation within two weeks prior to the start of the course, a fee of € 380,- will be charged.
  • If you do not show at all, a fee of € 460,- will nevertheless be charged.

Registration deadline

  • Early bird: April 20, 2022
  • Regular fee: May 20, 2022

Registration

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Contact person logistics

peter1.vermeulen@wur.nl