Webinar: UBC TALKS about water safety from hazardous substances

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 09:30 to 11:00

The UBC TALKS webinar in November will open up the theme "Ensuring water safety from hazardous substances".

Wastewater and sewage sludge often contain various hazardous substances and pathogens hampering utilization of the valuable components contained by wastewater and sludge, as well as creating a negative impression of the products based on the recycled components. How are hazardous substances approached on the regional level? We will talk about ways to improve addressing hazardous substances in the wastewater treatment process, how to tackle industrial discharges into the municipal wastewater treatment line, and discuss best ways to raise awareness of citizens regarding their role in this cycle.

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This webinar is organized with the BSR WATER platform on water cooperation.

Generic information

UBC TALKS is a series of webinars launched by the UBC Sustainable Cities Commission to discuss various topics of the sustainable development in the Baltic Sea Region. In 2020, the webinars occur every month on Tuesday. The time of the webinar is in CET.

Event Agenda

09.30–09.35 Welcome to the webinar

09.35–10.00 Mapping micropollutants emitted in the Baltic Sea catchment via municipal wastewater
Emma Undeman, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

10.00–10.20 Hazardous substances in municipal WWTPs - sources and removal
Vallo Kõrgmaa, Estonian Waterworks Association

10.20–10.40 Launching pilots and raising citizen awareness about hazardous substances: examples and experiences from the NonHazCity project
Monika Piotrowska-Szypryt, Gdansk Water Utilities Ltd.

10.40–10.55 Q&A and discussion

10.55–11.00 Summary and closing words

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