Effect Based Monitoring in Water Safety Planning - Factsheet Perception and barriers to implementation
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“This factsheet provides an overview of the context to implement effect-based methods for water safety planning, whether it is the regulatory context or potential users readiness. User perception was investigated through a survey conducted among water sector stakeholders.
In the last ten years, in vitro bioassays based on human cell lines of water quality have known great scientific developments. Although these effect-based methods (EBM) have been acknowledged by regulatory agencies such as the WHO (1), there is yet no breakthrough for regulatory water quality management. Current regulations continue to focus on specific priority chemicals, although we know water contains very diverse and complex chemical mixtures.”
(Citation: Dechesne, M., Arnal, C., Meheut, G. – GWRC – Effect Based Monitoring in Water Safety Planning – Factsheet Perception and barriers to implementation, WP2 (2022))