Abatement of Emerging Contaminants

International Water Association Water Quality

Target Audience

Water quality professionals within utilities. Professionals interested in the latest technical and non-technical advances to deal with contaminants of emerging concern.


The webinar will present possible technological and non-technological abatement options to deal with emerging contaminants of concern and ensure water quality standards.

Two cases will be introduced, one from the Netherlands and one from NEWater the water reuse initiative from PUB in Singapore. The management of emerging contaminant in both cases are presented. Various abatement options will be discussed with the audience, based on the existing assessments regarding their efficiencies to improve water quality and their potential for implementation.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to
– Identify both non-technological and technological options for the abatement of emerging contaminants in water
– Describe the diverse alternatives considered to manage emerging contaminants in water in the Netherlands.
– learn the technological and non-technological measures taken for the abatement & removal of emerging contaminants in NEWater and drinking water cycle- Singapore case study.


Hu Jiangyoung. Director, Center for Water research. National University of Singapore. Chair of IWA specialist group on Assessment and Control of Hazardous Substances in Water


  • Dr. Lim Mong Hoo Director, Water Quality Department, PUB, (Singapore’s National Water Agency)
  • Dr Stefan Kools Manager - Chemical Water Quality and Health - ‎KWR Watercycle Research Institute