Urban wastewater treatment plants are important collection points for many chemical contaminants, often called micropollutants, which are widespread in the aquatic environment. In the Chempact project, researchers around the Baltic Sea have collaborated to increase the knowledge about the release of micropollutants from urban wastewater treatment plants to the sea, and to understand the effects of micropollutants on marine life. 

At this Baltic Breakfast the researchers will present the results from the Chempact project and related research in the marine environment. This is highly relevant in the context of the likely upcoming revision of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.


Emma Undeman, Associate Professor in Environmental Science, Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre

Ksenia Pazdro, Professor and Head of Marine Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN)

Matti Leppänen, Adjunct professor in ecotoxicology, Senior Research Scientist at Laboratory Centre Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)


Practical information

This webinar will be broadcasted on this webpage 17 March 08:30-09:15 (CET). 

No registration is needed.

The webinar will be recorded and can be watched afterwards at this same webpage.


Questions and discussion

We highly welcome the audience to ask questions, in advance or during the webinar.

E-mail your question to ostersjocentrum@su.se

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Further reading

Read our policy brief Call for better management of micropollutants in wastewater (1942 Kb)


About Baltic Breakfast

Baltic Breakfast is a series of short breakfast webinars organised by the Stockholm University Baltic Sea Centre. Their aim is to present the latest knowledge about issues of central importance to the Baltic Sea environment. The breakfast webinars are addressed to people in different sectors working for a sustainable development in the Baltic Sea region and everyone interested in environmental issues of the Baltic Sea. 

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