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Going Mobile

Posted by Gerco Hoogeweg on January 25, 2018

Halfway around the world from me scientists use smartphones to take photos and collect specific information on crops, management practices and land use. I, on the other hand, am comfortable in my office watching their progress on a web-based map, drinking a warm cup of coffee and writing this article. With the arrival of the… Read More>

How Much Degradation Occurs in Sewer Systems?

Posted by Katherine Kapo, Ph.D. on January 25, 2018

Exposure modeling plays an important role in national-scale risk assessment of chemicals that are disposed of down-the-drain (for example, home and personal care product ingredients). Exposure models commonly account for chemical removal that occurs during wastewater treatment processes at treatment facilities. However, for many chemicals, a significant amount of removal (biodegradation) can also occur in… Read More>

Population Modeling: A Valued Instrument for Ecological Risk Assessments

Posted by Amelie Schmolke, Ph.D. on January 25, 2018

In recent years, across industries, there has been a significant amount of effort invested in the application of population modeling for ecological risk assessments (ERAs). Waterborne’s increasing expertise in applied population modeling has contributed to the strategy and direction of ERAs through the development of case studies and the introduction of a systematic approach for… Read More>

A Message From our CEO: Our Continued Promise

Posted by Matt Kern on January 25, 2018

The purpose of what we do defines us and includes the “what” we do, “how” we do it and most importantly “why” we do it. We continue to focus on each of these in all of our efforts from hiring new team members to developing our relationships with our clients. I want to take this… Read More>

8th European Modelling Workshop

Posted by Casey Wisch on December 19, 2016

  In early October, Amy Ritter attended the EU Modeling Workshop held in Athens, Greece, along with 51 other attendees comprised of industry, regulatory agencies (EU and Member State), academia and consultants. Waterborne experts, Gerco Hoogeweg and Isha Khanijo, were acknowledged in the presentation, “The difficulty of understanding leaching drivers from EU wide modelling assessments”,… Read More>

The Growing Need for Field Volatility Studies

Posted by Jacob Mitchell on December 19, 2016

Over the past few years, Waterborne experienced a surge in the number of field volatility studies being requested by the USEPA. Our team has significant experience in this area and our crop protection clients rely on this expertise to help them meet the Agency’s requirements. Field volatility studies present unique logistical challenges. The required plot… Read More>

Waterborne Helps to Advance the Quality and Effectiveness of Endangered Species Risk Assessments

Posted by Casey Wisch on December 13, 2016

There has been significant activity in the area of risk assessments for federally-listed threatened and endangered species since our 2015 update. Endangered Species risk Assessment (ESA) is a focus area where Waterborne continues to partner with and support our clients to provide solution-focused assessment tools and regulatory support. We have had opportunities to review the… Read More>

INTERNATIONAL IUPAC ERA WORKSHOP

Posted by Casey Wisch on August 18, 2016

INTERNATIONAL IUPAC ERA WORKSHOP NEW DELHI, INDIA, April 6-9, 2016 The Third International IUPAC Conference on Agrochemicals protecting Crop, Health and Natural Environment (APCHNE) – New Chemistries for Phytomedicines and Crop Protection Chemicals was held at the National Agricultural Science Complex, part of India’s premier research institute. Waterborne’s Senior Environmental Engineer, Isha Khanijo, was a… Read More>

GIS – A Changing Landscape

Posted by Gerco Hoogeweg on August 18, 2016

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been around for over 40 years. During this time, technology has evolved from massive servers to desktop computers and now to the web and mobile devices. These technological changes also transform the way in which we conduct our GIS work. At Waterborne, desktop-based GIS analysis has been a primary focus… Read More>

Behind the Curve?

Posted by Casey Wisch on August 18, 2016

Software updates can feel like you’re dealing with a horse race. New features are constantly released and trendy modules are always available. I often find myself asking, “Shall I move forward and install these updates, or stick with what I have?” Constant updates, changes and new features can actually challenge efficient workflow. Upgrading software takes… Read More>