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Spatial Variation Of Pharmaceutical Concentrations In The River Almond

World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
4. Key vulnerabilities and security risks
Author(s): Helwig



EU noPILLS project
  • Funded by Interreg IV B
  • 6 partners in 5 countries
  • Aim: To reduce pharmaceutical pollution in the environment
    • Technical solutions: wastewater treatment
    • Societal solutions: reducing input of pharmaceutical residues via behaviour change
    • Increase understanding of sources and pathways
Selection of study catchment
  • UKWIR-CIP results for some of the STW:
    • Low environmental dilution
    • High effluent concentrations
  • Catchment characteristics:
    • Highly urbanised
    • Sewer system overstretched with multiple CSOs


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