Do you want to apply existing guidance and new approaches in exposure assessment? But don’t know how? In the authorization of plant protection products the potential risks of active ingredients and products for the environment are assessed at EU and MS level using governmental guidance. This course focuses on exposure assessment of ground and surface water and offers a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises. This combination of theory and practice is an excellent opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of exposure assessment and to improve your skills.
Due to the coronavirus we decided to re-design the face-to-face course that was planned in March 2021. We are preparing a virtual format that offers you the best possible alternative in terms of learning effects and study load. We expect the course to take place after summer 2021.
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This course is supported by CTGB.
Why follow this course?
After successfully attending this course you will have gained new knowledge and approaches which you can directly apply in your daily work, with regard to leaching and aquatic exposure, including emissions from greenhouses, of plant protection products.
For whom is this course?
This course aims at professionals using guidance for the authorization of plant protection products: regulators working for admission authorities who apply the guidance for their dossier evaluations; consultants and business representatives working for industry and/or consulting agencies who apply the guidance for dossiers (evaluation, preparation and submission); scientists performing modelling research, applying the latest and newest available guidance.
We ask at least a Bachelor degree or similar in natural sciences and experience with at least one of the exposure models.
Programme and topics
A hands on training by the combination of lectures, exercises and discussions. Back home you can apply new knowledge and approaches straight away in your daily work. The content of the course focuses on leaching and aquatic exposure, including emissions from greenhouses, of plant protection products. You will be able to apply the following models: GeoPEARL, PEARL, FOCUS_TOXSWA and GEM. Hands-on exercises include the determination of pesticide input parameters and interpretation of the results in relation to the applied input parameters and in relation to regulatory use.
The courseleader is W.H.J. (Wim) Beltman MSc, Wageningen Environmental Research.