• Upcoming Webinar on 2020 EU Provisional Drinking Water Standards


Upcoming Webinar on 2020 EU Provisional Drinking Water Standards

Jul 15 2020

Join PerkinElmer’s Webinar: Navigate Evolving Drinking Water Regulations - A Review of New EU Legislation

Being Held On: July 28, 2020 11:00 AM Central European Summer Time

The proposed European Union provisions for safe and clean drinking water include substantial revisions to existing drinking water standards.  These provisions represent some of the most extensive requirements affecting the drinking water industry ecosystem, including water suppliers, testing laboratories and water conveyance system manufacturers. The revisions include an update to the water quality standards established over 20 years ago, the introduction of a cost-effective-risk-based approach to monitoring, provisions on access and hygienic standards for materials in contact with drinking water.  Though the provisions are awaiting final adoption with a two-year implementation timeframe for individual countries to establish their standards, it is prudent for environmental testing labs and drinking water suppliers to evaluate and prepare for the far-reaching impacts this legislation will have.

In this session, an informative discussion on the latest proposed EU provisions for safe and clean drinking water standards will be held. The presentation will be led by Dr. Claudio Bettinelli, PhD, industry expert in auditing and consultancy for Analytical Chemistry Laboratory under Accreditation ISO 17025. With expected approval in 2020, these standards provide a substantial revision to current standards. With an expansion in targeted analytes and more stringent detection limits, a focus will include an analysis of these contaminants and the watch list mechanism for future regulated compounds. Also included in this webinar will be a review of country-specific actions in preparation for the EU drinking water provisional standard. The proposed water quality standards, risk-based monitoring and hygienic standards for drinking water bring into focus the importance of testing laboratories having high quality, reliable analytical results. Critical to the competence demonstration of testing labs is having an ISO 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories” accreditation. This accreditation is an ultimate guide to deliver accurate, reproduceable and precise analytical results, complaint with the latest EU Environmental regulations. Analytical instruments, associated techniques, maintenance, calibration and training, in alignment with ISO 17025, contribute to a total solution that environmental testing laboratories can bring their customers.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Review of standards and targeted analytes covered under the 2020 EU provisional revisions to Directive 98/83/EC
  • Overview of the Watch List Mechanism for future regulated compounds
  • Update on EU Country activity in response to the provisional EU Drinking Water Standards
  • Significance of the ISO 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
  • Best practices in achieving ISO 17025 accreditation

Who Should Attend:

  • Water quality scientists or chemists working with public/private drinking water supplies
  • Laboratory technicians who perform drinking water analyses for their clients
  • Environmental regulatory agency personnel
  • Laboratory managers and directors who are tasked with improving quality and productivity for the lab operations they oversee


Download our interactive Drinking Water Brochure for valuable application notes and targeted analyte information.

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