Potable Water – Treatment Processes & Legal Drivers

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Course duration: 2 Days

Cost: £650 + VAT

Programme

Day 1

Session 1

Introduction and setting the scene
The general legal framework for water legislation and water quality standards.
Water directives and regulations.

Session 2

Reducing hazards
Selecting water treatment processes – current thinking
Addressing environmental responsibilities for water
History of standards, WHO and EC directives

Session 3

Liabilities
The role of Regulators: Drinking Water Inspectorate; Environment Agency, etc
Achieving the required quality targets
Compliance sampling and control

Session 4

The aquatic environment
Water Resources Act 1991
Customs, purity and pollution
Health & Safety

Day 2

Session 1

Treatment
Generic/traditional methods
Consents to discharge

Session 2

Innovative solutions
Conservation and careful husbandry of potable water supplies
Carbon based; Ion Exchange; Ozonation; Muti-media filtration

Session 3

New developments and liabilities
Disinfectant by-products
Pesticide removal
emerging pathogens
Legal claims from negligence/nuisance and statutory offences

Session 4

Sustainable supplies
UK statutory requirements for sustainability embodied within the Environment Act 95
Water re-use and recycling
Municipal wastewater as a reliable and stable sources of water
The reductionist view to sustainability

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
Appreciate the threats to water quality
Recognise current treatment processes
Understand the impact of contamination
Understand the extensive liabilities and responsibilities
Identify appropriate technology
Understand the liability for environmental damage leading to criminal charges and civil litigation
Recall the relevant UK Legislation, International treaties and EC directives
Identify new risks and threats to water quality
Identify best practice in water treatment
Perceive water as a renewable resource
Understand the legal implications of an ever increasing water demand
Recognise the sociological barriers to wastewater re-use

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