Exposure Assessment of Plant Protection Products for Ground and Surface Water Course


Exposure Assessment of Plant Protection Products for Ground and Surface Water Course

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.

Organised by Wageningen Academy, Wageningen Environmental Research
Duration 2.5 days
Setup Campus WUR
Venue Wageningen Campus

Our approach

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.

Target audience

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.


The courseleader is W.H.J. (Wim) Beltman MSc,
Wageningen Environmental Research.