New Item  Next CREEC Meeting:  


March 23, 2017.  CDPHE Lab located at 8100 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO  80230 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.   Speakers include:  Dan Villeneuve, EPA, "21st Century Tools to Prioritize Contaminants for Monitoring and Management.  Brett Blackwell, EPA, "Applying 21st Century Tools to Watersheds of the Western US:  Sites, Bioactivities and Chemicals of Concern. 





The Consortium for Research and Education on Emerging Contaminants (CREEC) is a grass-roots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of world-class scientists and stakeholders with a shared interest in the source, fate, and physiological effects of contaminants of emerging concern.  CREEC consists not only of scientists at the local, university, state, and federal level, but also has active participation from regulators, policy makers, public health workers, drinking water providers, wastewater treatment providers, and concerned citizens.  CREEC has access to broad expertise in hydrology, aquatic biology, environmental geochemistry, analytical chemistry, wastewater- and drinking-water treatment technology, wildlife toxicology, environmental policy and regulation, public education and outreach, and water system engineering. 


The complexity of emerging contaminants research requires a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to provide the level of understanding needed to make informed management decisions.  CREEC provides a forum to share ideas, resources, and expertise and creates a focal point for financial support and data interpretation that results in more comprehensive and cost effective EC studies.  The consortium also provides a place to discuss study results and work together to communicate those results to policy makers and the general public in a way that will facilitate understanding without unwarranted alarm.


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