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Title: Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) 2013 Webinar Series
Date: March 20, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Webinar

Join us for the monthly webinar series presenting the latest research findings in cumulative risk assessment and impacts.

EPA’s Risk Assessment Forum Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) Technical Panel is currently developing guidelines on CRA and NCER is funding extramural research to advance the science further and introduce additional strategies for examining combinations of chemical, physical and biological stressors while factoring in population vulnerabilities.

Invited speakers will present on a wide range of cumulative risk topics to inform participants about the development of the Agency’s CRA Guidelines.

The CRA Webinar Series will be presented monthly to run through December 2013. The CRA Webinar Series is open to the public to stimulate wider discourse on cumulative risk themes generally.

The March Webinar will feature:

Douglas Crawford-Brown
Dr. Douglas Crawford-Brown
Professor and Director
Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research
University of Cambridge

Dr. Crawford-Brown is Director of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research at the University of Cambridge, and Emeritus Professor in Environmental Sciences and Policy and Director Emeritus of the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina in the US. He has served on the US National Drinking Water Advisory Committee, Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee; on the US Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change; on the American Water Works Association's Technical Advisory Workgroup for Climate Change; on the European Commission's Panel of Scientific Experts on Risk; on the OFWAT (UK) Regulatory Futures Panel; and on the HM Treasury (UK) Interdependent Infrastructure Expert Panel. He has advised governments and businesses on risk, climate change, sustainability and environmental protection in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, Brazil, Mexico and France.

Institutions: University of Cambridge
Presentation: A Semi-Quantitative Framework For Cumulative Risk Assessment Of Waterborne Contaminants
What will you learn?
  1. Understanding competing philosophical and policy foundations of cumulative risk
  2. Calculating cumulative risk based on disability adjusted life years
  3. Using cumulative risk to identify strategies of risk reduction for water supplies
Contact: Devon Payne-Sturges (payne-sturges.devon@epa.gov); phone: 703-347-8055
Additional info: Webinar Overview
Save the Date (PDF)
(1 pp, 851 K)

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