This project will aggregate and evaluate management plans for contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) that have been employed or are being considered in North America, Europe, and Australia. Strengths and weaknesses of each will be identified, considering a holistic water approach that takes into account environmental and public health. A framework for assessing the financial, environmental, and social costs and benefits for managing CECs in surface water will be developed, and this triple bottom line analysis will then be used to evaluate selected approaches.
A Phase I interim report, published in July 2016, is available below under Project Papers.
Research partner: UKWIR.