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30. June 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

New laboratory manager in Lausanne

New laboratory manager in Lausanne

On 1 May 2022, Emmanuelle Rohrbach took over the management of the Ecotox Centre Laboratory in Lausanne. Welcome, Emmanuelle!

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24. June 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre at Eawag's Info Day, 15 September 2022

Ecotox Centre at Eawag's Info Day, 15 September 2022

This year's Info Day on the topic of "Dynamics of Water" focuses on the monitoring of surface waters. Benoît Ferrari will present the newly developed concept for sediment quality assessment.

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14. June 2022, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Updated version of sediment report

Updated version of sediment report

The expert report on a strategy for assessing sediment quality in Switzerland has been updated.

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03. June 2022, Topic: Risk Assessment

Additional quality criteria available

Additional quality criteria available

The Ecotox Centre has derived a large number of quality criteria and published them on its website. It now provides quality criteria for additional substances that have either been determined by other organisations or for which no complete data research has been carried out.

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25. May 2022, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Pollutant monitoring in Swiss sediments

Pollutant monitoring in Swiss sediments

The Ecotox Centre has developed a strategy for assessing sediment quality. In the strategy the measured concentrations of individual substances of concern are compared with newly developed sediment quality criteria. The method has been applied to Swiss sediments giving an initial idea of their current state.

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24. May 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Sediment quality criteria new on website

Sediment quality criteria new on website

Sediment quality criteria (SQC) can be used for sediment quality assessment by comparing environmental concentrations of the target substances with the corresponding quality criteria. The Ecotox Centre has developed SQC for 20 prioritised substances or substance classes.

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13. May 2022, Topic: Risk Assessment

New large-scale project on the risk assessment of chemicals

New large-scale project on the risk assessment of chemicals

Together with partners from Switzerland and the EU, the Ecotox Centre compares the prospective and retrospective risk assessment of pesticides and further develops assessment approaches and concepts. Further activities concern the assessment of substance mixtures and the monitoring of endocrine disruptors and perfluorinated chemicals in the environment.

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16. February 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Video: Sampling and assessment of sediment quality

Video: Sampling and assessment of sediment quality

Sediments play an important role in surface water protection. Watch a video to see how a sediment sample is taken and processed.

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14. January 2022, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre webinar with Dr. Jos Brils, January 18, 16:00 - 17:00

Ecotox Centre webinar with Dr. Jos Brils, January 18, 16:00 - 17:00

The Ecotox Centre would like to invite you to a webinar with Dr Jos Brils (Deltares, NL) on "Sediment management from a WFD perspective".

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17. December 2021, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Expert report: Strategy for assessing sediment quality in Switzerland

Expert report: Strategy for assessing sediment quality in Switzerland

Sediments play a crucial role for surface water quality. However, until now there has been no uniform method for the cantons to monitor sediment quality. On behalf of the Federal Office for the Environment, experts from the Ecotox Centre have drawn up a proposal on how sediments in Switzerland should be sampled, processed and assessed.

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