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Joint FRAM & SOLUTIONS workshop 2017

2nd SOLUTIONS Workshop on Prioritization Methodologies jointly held with the FRAM Center 9 – 10 February 2017 at the Wallenberg Conference Center, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

The workshop aimed to explore options for integrating assessments of mixture toxicity and cumulative risks of chemicals in the aquatic environment into prioritization procedures under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). 

The workshop brought together SOLUTIONS partners and advisors, FRAM members and advisors, and invited external experts from science, regulation and other stakeholder groups.

More information about the workshop, the speakers and the agenda are available under Documents to the right.


(NOTE the pdfs of presentations and the Video presentations will open in new windows)

SOLUTIONS work related to the workshop topics

Werner Brack, SOLUTIONS coordinator, UFZ Leipzig, GermanyVideo presentationPresentation
FRAM work related to the workshop topics 
Thomas Backhaus, FRAM director, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Video presentationPresentation
EQS for Mixtures: Evolution of the Concept and Prospects for Implementation
Marco Vighi, IMDEA Water Institute, Madrid, Spain; member of SCHEER (The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks)Video presentation


Linking environmental status to legal requirements - legal challenges of setting and implementing EQS for chemical mixtures
Lena Gipperth, Department of Law, University of Gothenburg, SwedenVideo presentationPresentation

The Maximum Cumulative Ratio as a tool for mixture prioritization and driver identification
Paul Price, Unites States Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NCVideo presentation


Protecting Australian aquatic ecosystems from individual chemicals and mixtures: Application to protecting the Great Barrier Reef
Michael Warne, Research Associate of Queensland Department of Science, Information and Innovation, Australia; Professor at Griffith University and the University of Queensland, Australia; Senior Research Fellow at Coventry University, UK
Co-Authors: Smith Rachael, Olivia King, Turner Ryan and Reinier Mann
Video presentation



Current practices and future directions in the risk assessment of mixtures: lessons learned from case studies and an expert survey
Stephanie Bopp, European Commission DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) - Mixtures Project Team, Ispra, ItalyVideo presentation


Update on EEA’s views and activities related to the workshop topics
Caroline Whalley, European Environment Agency (EEA), Copenhagen, DenmarkVideo presentation


ECHA’s approach to identify and prioritise substances for regulatory action 

Peter Lepper, European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) - Classification and Prioritisation Unit, Helsinki, FinlandVideo presentation


EFSA’s perspective on risk assessment of chemical mixtures
Christer Hogstrand, King’s College London, UK; Chair of the Scientific Committee Working Group of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on “Harmonisation of risk assessment methodologies for human health and ecological risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals”, Parma, Italy
Video presentation


Effect-based tools (EBT) in a water and marine regulatory framework – current use and future prospects
Ann-Sofie Wernersson, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Gothenburg, Sweden; co-leader of activities on EBTs under CIS (Common Implementation Strategy for the Water Framework Directive)

Video presentation


Priority mixtures- a dead end? A case for a flexible and regional approach on mixture risk 
Marion Junghans, The Ecotox Centre Eawag-EPFL

Assessing and managing mixture risk – future work under the Common Implementation Strategy for the Water Framework Directive
Stéphanie Schaan, DG Environment, European CommissionPresentation


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