Micro-pollutants in waters include chemicals such as pesticides, biocides and drugs (antibiotics, hormones such as oestrogens), diagnostics (radio-opaque substances) and a number of environmental chemicals, among them consumer goods such as scents, personal care products and detergents. Even in low concentrations these substances are liable to have a negative impact on the aquatic environment.
This 2nd ICPR workshop on micro-pollutants of diffuse origin will present and discuss the following main themes:
Survey over the different sources and pathways of input (traffic lanes, navigation, waste disposal sites, etc.)
- Micro-pollutants of agricultural origin
- Micro-pollutants from traffic lanes and infrastructure
- Survey of the inventory in the Rhine bordering countries Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Luxemburg and Netherlands.
- The objective of the workshop is above all to establish a basis for the ICPR strategy to reduce micro-pollutants of diffuse origin.