• Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Global Water Expo Room

Organized by “Waste Water Treatment System Management” Working Group of the University of Brescia and Ecomondo Technical Scientific Committee


Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) in drinking water are pollutants for which health and environmental hazards are not well known and regulatory limits have not been defined yet (perfluoroalkyl, cyanobacteria, pathogens, new disinfecting by-products, pharmaceutical compounds, pesticides, etc.). For most of these pollutants there are no reliable technologies applicable to drinking water treatment plants, and the interest of scientific research in this area is addressed to identify effective and technically / economically manageable treatment solutions. The aim of this seminar is to present an updated picture on this issue through the analysis of the regulatory aspects at both national and international level, of the potential risks to health and the environment and of the established and innovative solutions for their removal in drinking water systems. Wide space will be given to illustrating research and management experiences of treatment systems, also selected through "call for paper".

Targeted Audience: The conference is addressed to water service companies, professionals, control bodies, researchers, students and, in general, all those who are interested in the topic of the water we drink.

Section chair

Carlo Collivignarelli, University of Brescia




Carlo Collivignarelli, University of Brescia


1st Part: Regulation and health issues

Emerging contaminants in drinking water: regulation and health/environmental risks 

Ministery of Health – to be confirmed

Drinking water watch list

IRSA CNR - to be confirmed

Emerging contaminants in drinking water: effects on human health

University of Pavia - o be confirmed

Risks assessment for emerging contaminants control

Luca Lucentini, Italian Higher Institute for Health (ISS)


2nd part: Strategies and control measures for human health risks of emerging contaminants in drinking water

Control measures for cyanobacteria and cyanotoxins in drinking water

Michela Biasibetti, University of Brescia

Emerging disinfection by-products in drinking water: minimization and removal

Sabrina Sorlini, University of Brescia

Arsenic removal in drinking water

Maria Cristina Collivignarelli and Alessandro Abbà, University of Pavia


Other presentations from members of the Working Group “Emerging contaminants in drinking water”, University of Brescia, to be defined 


3rd part: Research experiences and management of treatment systems for the control of emerging pollutants




4th part: Risk management experiences associated with emerging pollutants in water for human use




Discussion and closure




(to be completed in July 2017, after the evaluation of all abstracts submitted to the conference and the splitting of the accepted papers between papers for oral and papers for poster presentation)


Conference will be held in italian language