The purpose of the Micropollutants Clearinghouse project is to provide an on-line, publically accessible, research resource on the legal, regulatory, institutional, policy, and related scientific aspects of micropollutants in fresh water systems. It is designed as a dynamic and robust database of documents, reports, information, analyses, articles, and other materials that:
- relate to micropollutants -- such as pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, and personal care products -- that affect fresh water quality;
- address existing, proposed, and alternative legal, regulatory, and institutional mechanisms for dealing with water quality issues;
- present the scientific underpinning for existing, proposed, and alternative legal, regulatory, and institutional mechanisms for dealing with water quality issues; and
- address related decision-making mechanisms or processes.
The long-term objective of the Micropollutants Clearinghouse project is to continue building on the existing knowledge of information and to expand the contents available in the Clearinghouse on this important topic. ....(More).