WiOW Symposia Series
The WiOW Australasian series of symposia was initiated in 2004, and has always focussed on micropollutants in the environment, with a view of better understanding and managing their ecological risks. The symposium has been held every two to three years under the auspices of the Australasian chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC-AU).
The aims of these symposia are as follows:
- To bring together key stakeholders including regulators, researchers, natural resource managers,
- policy makers and other government and non-government agencies ;
- To facilitate discussion and exchange of current information and knowledge on emerging contaminants in an open forum;
- To develop a better understanding of the risks posed by emerging contaminants in the Australian environment and help to develop future directions for effective management strategies; and
- To identify priorities for research, risk management options and opportunities for managing chemicals of emerging concern in aquatic environments.
The popular single-track format ensures an inclusive atmosphere and great networking opportunities for researchers, managers, policy makers and all others interested in the identification and management of micropollutants in the environment.