Wednesday 16 September, 2020
8:30am – 4:00pm
About the event
The Big Picture
Understand how the water sector can proactively respond in order to prevent further pollution, both in terms of personal behaviours and industry attitudes.
Course Delivery and Context
This course has been designed for live on-line e-classroom delivery via Zoom, for interactive learning, in order to increase the learner’s awareness in specialist subject matter areas. It is part of the wider training Programme for Water Professionals facilitated by Isle.
Emerging Pollutants is an in depth look into the raft of new and unknown pollutants that are entering our waterways. The course will explore pollution pathways, impact of the pollutants and potential preventative measures to minimise and prevent further deterioration.
As both custodians and commercial users of the waterway, it is important for us to keep our raw product free of pollution to reduce the need for significant treatment and provide the best water quality to the public. As providers of water services to the public, water companies are also held accountable for public health and therefore must understand the health risks and associated impact of pollutants.
Who is this course for?
The course is designed for those working in the water, wastewater, environmental and sustainability sectors in the water and construction industries. The course will provide an introduction to Emerging Pollutants for those with industry knowledge however it does not require previous specialist Emerging Pollutants expertise.
The following outcomes will be conveyed through interactivities, case studies, discussions and teaching.
Delegate Course Requirements and Expectations
- Ability to identify and understand aspects and activities of human interactions resulting in pollution.
- Ability to identify pollution pathways.
- A greater understanding of new emerging pollutants: plastics, pesticides, endocrines, and other chemicals.
- Understand the direct and indirect impact on health and water environment as a result of pollution (known, unknown and perceived).
- Impact of activities on receiving water courses, the soil and the atmosphere.
- An understanding of the monitoring and measuring methods that is required to collate, analyse and evaluate the impacts.
- Understand the governance and regulations surrounding emerging pollutants.
- Critically evaluate merits of different pollution management strategies.
- Discussion of relevant case studies.
- Exploration of innovate solutions and future scenarios.
Training Platform: Zoom. Please ensure that you are able to access Zoom ahead of time. We will be happy to help you test this prior to the course.
Equipment: Laptop, with audio and visual capabilities (webcam enabled), smart phone and pen and paper.
Assumed knowledge: A basic understanding of the water sector is assumed, and satisfactory equivalent of English and Maths capability is required to proceed.
Differently abled learners: At present we are sadly unable to offer courses that are suited for those who are vision impaired or suffer from hearing loss. We are working
towards improving our service.
Continuing Professional Development: (CPD): The course syllabus will include a mandatory pre-reading list and optional post-reading. It concludes with an online proof of learning exercise.
Course fees and registration
Course fee is £275 (ex. VAT) per person.
Discounts of 10% are available for IWater members and bona fide full time students, furloughed or unemployed, multiple course participation and group registrations (3 or more learners from the same organisation).