Water and Pharmaceuticals – insights and perspectives for health and environment – 12-13 April, 2016 in Uppsala
Welcome to Uppsala, to discuss the state of the knowledge on pharmaceuticals, their environmental effects and how to reduce the release of pharmaceuticals to the water – both internationally and domestically. The topics will cover the lifecycle of pharmaceuticals looking at the three major points of release to the environment: Production, usage and disposal.
The first day will give an overview about the scope of the problem and ongoing processes and initiatives. Day two will offer different workshops to dive deeper into specific questions like advanced wastewater treatment and other fields of responsibility.
This conference is for you who are confronted with these challenges working in public and private sector, NGO or academia, interested in the links between healthcare, water and environment.
The meeting language of day one will be English, the second day will have both Swedish and English elements.
Timing: 12/4-16 kl 10:00-17:3013/4-16 kl 08:30-16:00
Venue: Norrlands Nation Conference Centre
Venue address: Västra Ågatan 14, Uppsala, Sweden
12 April – Morning session
Welcome and introduction
Anna Linusson, CEO Svenskt Vatten
Torgny Holmgren, CEO SIWI
Anders Finnson, Svenskt Vatten and Nicolai Schaaf, SIWI (chairs of the conference)
Pharmaceuticals in the environment – how large is the problem globally and in Sweden?
Joakim Larsson, Gothenburg University
European and Swedish initiatives on Pharmaceuticals in the environment
Presenter to be confirmed
Conclusions and recommendation from the research cluster MistraPharma
Christina Rudén, Stockholm University
Everyone must take responsibility: Stakeholder specific recommendations
from the Swedish Water House Cluster Group on Water and Pharmaceuticals
Nicolai Schaaf, SIWI/Swedish Water House
Panel discussion, questions and answers for the morning session
12 April – Afternoon session
Swedish healthcare causing environmental problems in other countries:
The challenge for public procurement
Pauline Göthberg, Stockholm County Council.
National coordinator for social responsibility in public procurement
Sustainable procurement in the health sector – an UN-initiative
Christoph Hamelmann, UNDP
How does the pharmaceutical industry meet their responsibility
– and the role of the Swedish market
Bengt Mattsson, Pfizer, Swedish Pharmaceutical Industry Association LIF
The water sectors contribution to reducing pollution by pharmaceuticals
Anders Finnson, Svenskt Vatten
International ”state of the art” of eliminating pharmaceutical residues by wastewater treatment
Michael Cimbritz, Lund University
Pharmaceuticals – a risk for the circular economy?
Håkan Jönsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – SLU
Panel discussion: How to gain the critical mass? Key priorities and missing
links in order to avoid the release of pharmaceuticals to the environment
13 April – Thematic workshops
Parallel sessions and possibility for closed meetings
Session 1: Presentation of projects on advanced wastewater treatment
Session 2: How different actors along the life cycle of pharmaceuticals can take their responsibility
- International Water Association – Sweden (IWA)
- Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
- Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)
- Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (Havs- och vattenmyndigheten/HaV)
- Swedish Water and Wastewater Association (Svenskt Vatten)