Occurrence of Microplastics in Water…Size Does Matter!

Thu, Dec 13, 2018 3:00 PM EST{LOCAL_TZ}, 1 hour 30 mins

Join WRF for a webcast on the Occurrence of Microplastics in Water….Size Does Matter! Many believe that Microplastics (MPs) may cause significant water quality problems and injure aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. This event will improve your understanding of the occurrence, exposure, fate, transport, and toxicological relevance of microplastics. This webcast will provide current insights on this topic, share some key knowledge gaps based on peer-reviewed literature, and present late-breaking information. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the difference between microplastics and macroplastics, the state of the science of measurement methods, and current removal technologies. The presenters will cover the following topics: 
  •     Recent findings from a WRF white paper, Microplastics in the Aquatic Environment
  •     Overview of new collaborative research
  •     Current global activities and trends sharing case study examples 
  •     Knowledge gaps and research needs

Presenters: 
Dr. Allen Burton, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources Environment
Dr. Belinda Sturm, University of Kansas
Per Henrik Nielsen, VandCenterSyd

Shelly M. Walther, Sanitation  Districts  of Los Angeles County

Moderator: 
Lola Olabode, The Water Research Foundation

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