Webinar: UBC TALKS about mapping and monitoring PFAS in cities

UBC TALKS webinar about mapping and monitoring PFAS in cities on 26 March 2024 tackled a complex issue of PFAS: hazardous and extremely persistent substances, which are an emerging concern for cities. The webinar presented solutions developed in the EMPEREST project co-funded by Interreg BSR aiming at reducing the amount of PFAS and other organic micropollutants in the water management cycle.

The webinar featured the following presentations: "PFAS: why should the cities address it" by Piia Leskinen from Turku University of Applied Sciences, "EMPEREST solutions for cities, water utilities and international community" by Lotta Lehti, UBC Sustainable Cities Commission, "PFAS risk assessment strategy for municipalities" by Kamila Gruškeviča, Riga Technical University, "PFAS regional monitoring in the Baltic Sea region" by Markus Raudkivi, HELCOM – Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, and "PFAS in the action plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region" by Louise Floman, EUSBSR PA Hazards & Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

Presentations from the webinar

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