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Presented by Professor Sean Comber, University of Plymouth

About this Webinar

Metals, phosphates and pharmaceuticals entering our rivers and seas can have considerable consequences for nature and human health requiring, an assessment of their risks and regulation to reduce or mitigate their effects. But these measures can also have a cost on society and industries, so how far do we go to protects the environment?


About the Speaker

Sean Comber joined the University of Plymouth in 2012 after a career in contract research and consultancy. He is a Professor in Environmental Chemistry and specialises in the sources and fate of chemicals to the aquatic environment, with particular reference to metals, phosphorus and pharmaceuticals.

He works closely with the Water Industry and as a consultant at Atkins he led major research projects into chemical source apportionment and the industry’s Chemical Investigation Programme (CIP). Since joining academia, Sean has continued to be the academic lead for these projects, providing technical and review support as well as publishing numerous scientific papers on the outputs.

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