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Guideline for the management of EDCs in a catchment
Expanded Title:The aim of this project was to provide water resource managers with a catchment perspective to management of EDCs. Some EDCs cause effects at concentrations orders of magnitude lower than those levels associated with, for example, carcinogenicity. Furthermore, these levels may be below typical limits of analytical detection. While some work has been done on the occurrence and effects of EDCs in South Africa, generally our knowledge of occurrence and effects on people and the environment remains limited. This means that considerable emphasis should be placed on prevention rather than cure. Management strategies include using existing legislation, adaptive management, applying the precautionary principle, the ‘duty of care’ concept, self-regulatory approaches and incentive-based regulation. Risk management, including structured risk communication which carefully considers perceived risk and acceptable risk, provides a sound overall framework within which to approach EDC management.
Date Published:01/05/2013
Document Type:Research Report
Document Keywords:Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 562/13
Authors:Heath R; Boyd L; Malete O; Masoabi D
Project No:K5/1933
Originator:WRC
Organizations:Golder Associates (Africa) Pty Ltd
Document Size:2 860 KB
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