Introduction to Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Assessment

This cross-sector training course will familiarise you with ecotoxicological concepts and the principles of an environmental risk assessment.

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06.06. — 07.06.2023
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A large number of hazardous substances are released into the environment and it is essential to assess their impact on ecosystems. For example, registrants are obliged to collect ecotoxicological information and extended safety data sheets (eSDS) for hazardous substances must include respective exposure scenarios.

Understanding the various fields of ecotoxicology and being able to summarise the right information is indispensable. This course will familiarise you with ecotoxicological terminology, concepts and tests and will explain the different exposure models for risk assessment of chemicals in the environment.

This cross-sector training course has been set up as a first introduction and does not require prior knowledge in ecotoxicology. However, a basic knowledge in chemistry is recommended.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand ecotoxicological concepts and relevant test methods
  • Gain an overview of the relevant legislation
  • Learn about the principles of environmental risk assessment

Who should attend this training?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Legal & regulatory affairs
  • Product stewardship
  • Environmental management
  • Research and development
  • Laboratory analysis

Sectors that should take part:

  • Chemical, biocides and agrochemical industry
  • Producers of home and personal care products
  • Importers and downstream users of chemicals
  • Competent authorities, regulatory bodies and research institutes
  • Consultancies

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PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST.

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Tuesday, 6 June 2023 | 9:00 – 13:00 CEST
Welcome and Introduction
Introduction to Ecotoxicology
  • Terminology and concepts, ecological principles and environmental compartments
  • Ecotoxicological testing and alternative methods
The concept of hazard and risk assessment
  • Introduction to hazard and risk assessment
  • Derivation of CLP hazard classification and environmental quality standards

Wednesday, 7 June 2023 | 9:00 – 13:00 CEST
Environmental risk assessment and its regulatory context
  • Environmental fate parameters
  • Relevant chemical-oriented versus compartment-oriented legislation
  • Emission estimation and multimedia fate models
  • Risk characterisation of substances and mixtures
  • Environmental exposure scenarios in eSDS
  • Interesting links and databases





Hanna Maes

ARCHE Consulting, Belgium

Hanna Maes works as Senior Project Scientist at ARCHE Consulting and has many years of experience within environmental risk assessment with a focus on endocrine disruption.


Frederik Verdonck

ARCHE Consulting, Belgium

Frederik Verdonck has great expertise in the use of statistical and modelling approaches for environmental exposure, effects and risk/safety assessment. At ARCHE Consulting, he is the leading expert in developing new tools and data science within risk assessment.



Online Training
This training is going to be held online.
You can reach us directly at:
Phone : +49 231 75896-50

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Event
  • Event Documentation (available via download from our website)
  • Certificate of attendance

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 595.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group Reductions
For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15% discount from the third participant onwards.

Terms of Cancellation / Book without Risk
You can cancel your participation in our online events free of charge and without giving reasons in writing up to 1 week before the start of the event. In the case of later cancellations and non-login to the online event, no participation fees can be refunded.
In this case, however, you will receive access to the documentation after the event.
You can name a substitute participant free of charge at any time.

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

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Additional Dates for this Event:

07.11. — 08.11.2024,  Online Training

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Present your Company at the Event.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specified target group. We are happy to provide you with further information on our range of available options – from displaying company information at the reception counter to presenting your company with an exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Monika Stratmann

Monika Stratmann
Phone: +49 231 75896-48

Press Contact

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If you are the editor of a specialist publication and interested in a press pass or media partnership, please contact us well in advance. We are happy to advise you.

Please contact us:

Katharina Geraridis

Katharina Geraridis
Phone: +49 231 75896-67