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This event is organised by SENSE member Marja Lamoree (IVM, VU), senior researcher Analytical Chemistry
A two-day workshop on Integrated Exposure and Effects Assessment will be organised by IVM in collaboration with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan, under the umbrella of the NORMAN network, with additional sponsoring from the Dutch Technology Foundation STW. Two earlier editions of this workshop were held in Kumamoto, Japan (2012) and Nashville, USA (2013). The aim is to bring together the experience gained in the USA, Asia and Europe regarding the deployment of target- / non-target screening and biological monitoring tools for integrated exposure and effect assessment. This workshop should also offer the opportunity for the definition of recommendations for WFD Review in 2019. The presence of emerging contaminants in the environment and their potential adverse effects are of continuous concern. This workshop will bring together complementary lines of research to study the occurrence and behaviour of pollutants in our environment. It is vital to integrate both analytical chemical and toxicological approaches especially with regard to identification, not only for parent compounds but also for their metabolites and transformation products. This NORMAN workshop will address research scientists as well as policy makers and aims at providing an overview of the critical issues related to the integrated assessment of exposure and effects of emerging pollutants.
The NORMAN network enhances the exchange of information on emerging environmental substances, and encourages the validation and harmonisation of common measurement methods and monitoring tools so that the requirements of risk assessors and risk managers can be better met. It specifically seeks both to promote and to benefit from the synergies between research teams from different countries in the field of emerging substances. NORMAN is an independent and competent platform in the field of emerging pollutants. NORMAN facilitates an exchange of information, debate and research collaboration at the global level, with official recognition from institutional agencies of the EU.