Course on Aquatic Effect Assessment of Plant Protection Products


Course on Aquatic Effect Assessment of Plant Protection Products

Do you want to apply existing guidance and new approaches in risk 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 advanced course focuses on aquatic effect assessment according to EFSA guidance 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 aquatic effect assessment and to improve your skills.

Organised by Wageningen Academy
Registration period

Tue 1 January 2019 until Wed 1 January 2020


Tue 10 March 2020 until Thu 12 March 2020

Duration 2.5 days
Setup At Wageningen Campus

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Practical information
Min. participants 15
Max. participants 35
Price indication not available
Rating 4.8 (scale 1 to 5)
ECTS 1 (only for SETAC CRA continued education)

Programme and topics

A hands on training by the combination of lectures, exercises and discussions for Tier 1 up to the higher tiers. Back home you can apply new knowledge and approaches straight away in your daily work. In this course we focus on EFSA guidance about aquatic effect assessment and the linking of exposure to effects, including consistency of the tiered approach, issues in each of the tiers, geomean and weight-of-evidenceapproach, species sensitivity distributions, modified exposure tests, micro- and mesocosm studies, realistic worse-case exposure profiles, statistical power, recovery option and models (TK-TD, population models) and a outlook on Landscape Level Risk Assessment.


After successfully attending this advanced course you will have deepened and actualized your expertise level on all topics included in the programme.

Target group

This advanced 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 lower and higher tier research (experimental and modelling), applying the latest and newest available guidance

This course is an advanced course and handles aquatic effect assessment at the applied level. We ask at least a Bachelor degree or similar level in natural sciences and in-depth experience with the Tiered approach for effects on the aquatic ecosystem.


The courseleader is dr. G. H. P. (Gertie) Arts,
Wageningen Environmental Research.

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