Natural Toxins: Environmental Fate and Safe Water Supply - 10th-12th June 2020

Scope and Description

Natural toxins can pose varying degrees of risk towards ecosystems and even human health. “Natural Toxins: Environmental Fate and Safe Water Supply” is the first international conference focusing solely on the topic of natural compounds affecting the quality of our water resources and drinking water. The conference provides a unique platform to present latest findings in plenum and develop new ideas among experts and young researchers, setting the direction for future research in this rapidly evolving field and help guide water legislation.


  • Emerging compounds and sources of natural toxins
  • Environmental and human exposure
  • Analytical methods to determine exposure
  • Sampling, monitoring and modelling approaches
  • Physicochemical properties, environmental distribution and fate
  • Toxicity to aquatic/terrestrial organisms and humans
  • Risk assessment and regulation
  • Removal/management of natural toxins
  • Future challenges: climate change effects, biopesticides, …
































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Photo credits: Barbara Kubíčková (ESR 14), Carina Schönsee (ESR9), Klára Hilscherová (RECETOX) and Dana Kolpin (USGS)