Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Water

Video Length: 01:26:17

Date Recorded: March 30, 2021

In the last decade, traces of pharmaceuticals, Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) were reported in water cycle, including surface waters, wastewater, groundwater and drinking water. These compounds were referred to as Chemicals of Emerging Concern. Advances in analytical technology have been a key factor driving their increased detection. Many technologies were implemented to remove/degrade these contaminants. Cyanotoxins from Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) occurring due to Climate Change is another global challenge need to be addressed.

The webinar introduces a background of chemicals of emerging concern, and case studies in the drinking water industry to investigate the efficacy of water treatment technologies to improve water quality to resolve new challenges in drinking water quality.


  • To have an understanding of potential impacts of chemicals of emerging concern on the ecosystem and human health.
  • To enhance participant’s knowledge in evaluating the selection of technologies to remove chemicals of emerging concern for drinking water treatment processes.


Dr. Saad Jasim, P.Eng.

President, International Ozone Association President, SJ Environmental Consultants (Windsor) Inc.

Dr. Jasim received his PhD and M.Sc., from University of Wales, Swansea, United Kingdom. He currently serves as President of the International Ozone Association, the first Canadian to lead the organization (2020–2022), and President at SJ Environmental Consultants (Windsor) Inc. He has solved many challenges in drinking water quality, the latest was solving the Arsenic and Manganese problem in drinking water in White Rock, BC.
While serving as the Acting Research Director and Principal Investigator at the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute, Hamad

Bin Khalifah University, Qatar Foundation, he developed the project for the Reuse of Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE).
Dr. Jasim was the Director at Great Lakes Regional Office-International Joint Commission (IJC) for Canada and USA and is the founding CEO for the Walkerton Clean Water Centre following the outbreak tragedy.

He introduced Ozone as primary disinfectant to the City of Windsor in 2001, which was followed by many other cities in Ontario. He designed and successfully implemented ozone application for water reuse for Green House operation in Canada in 2004. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Ozone Science & Engineering Journal, and the Editorial Board for Water Process Engineering.

He has received many awards for his work and was the Past President of the Ontario Water Works Association, President the International Ozone Association-Pan American Group (IOA-PAG), Member of the Board of Directors of the International Ozone Association.

Since 1996, Dr. Jasim has served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor, Canada.

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Price: $55.00