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Water JPI Knowledge Hub On Contaminants Of Emerging Concern (KHCEC)

The Water JPI Knowledge Hub for Contaminants of Emerging Concern workshop was held in Dublin on the 24th October, back-to-back with the SRIA experts consultation workshop.

Knowledge_Hub_logo.pngThe Water JPI Knowledge Hub for Contaminants of Emerging Concern workshop was held in Dublin on the 24th October, back-to-back with the SRIA experts consultation workshop. The KHCEC discuss its progress as a network including scientific activities and outputs, planned knowledge transfer of scientific outputs, its future role and legacy planning. Contaminants of emerging concern are pollutants that may impact ecological or human health, for example, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, endocrine disruptors. These CEC’s end up in our rivers and lakes, with the concern that they may have an impact on our ecosystems and human health, and our drinking water. Intrigo produced a draft scientific document which was circulated to the Seed Group for feedback before the workshop. This document articulated key issues with CEC’s and state-of-the-art on selected sub-topics aimed at a wide stakeholder audience. The breakout discussions involved defining target stakeholders (policy/society/ industry) and defining the key CEC messages per target stakeholder. A session on knowledge transfer focused on disseminating KHCEC outputs through written communication (press release and Twitter) and visual communication (infographics and videos). The KHCEC members will bring the template developed for knowledge transfer back to their member states and report back on how they were able to use it and if it had any impact. This workshop was very interactive and received excellent feedback by all.

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