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Non-targeted analysis used to detect bioactive contaminants in Bight ’18 sediment

SCCWRP and its partners have completed screening sediment samples collected during the Southern California Bight 2018 Regional Monitoring Program for contaminants using non-targeted chemical analysis. The work, completed in December, ... More

Effort to link bioassays to biological impacts in fish expands to San Gabriel River

SCCWRP and its partners have expanded their effort to understand how bioanalytical cell screening technology can be used to provide early evidence that chemical contaminants in river water are potentially ... More

Initial round of bioanalytical screening completed for Bight ’18 sediment, fish samples

SCCWRP and its partners have completed screening Southern California Bight sediment and fish tissue samples for chemical contaminants that activate the aryl hydrocarbon receptor – the first of three bioanalytical ... More

First phase completed for study examining fate of bioactive CECs from treated wastewater effluent

SCCWRP and the Orange County Sanitation District have completed the first phase of analysis for a one-year study examining whether bioactive chemical contaminants persist at detectable levels after being discharged ... More

Guidance prepared on how to use bioanalytical assays to screen for contaminants

SCCWRP has partnered with the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) to co-author guidance for California’s water recycling community on how to incorporate bioanalytical screening technology into routine water-quality monitoring. The ... More

Bight ’18 sediment, fish samples to be screened using bioanalytical assays

SCCWRP and its partners in June will begin screening sediment and sportfish tissue samples collected from across the Southern California Bight for bioactive chemical contaminants using bioanalytical screening assays. More ... More

SCCWRP aiding effort to transfer bioanalytical assay technology to end users

SCCWRP has been working to build the California water-quality management community’s capacity to screen for bioactive contaminants using bioanalytical cell assays, a response to a State Water Board decision to ... More

Discussions underway on how to implement proposed recycled water policy

Water recycling agencies and State Water Board staff have begun discussing how to implement a proposed statewide policy that would require recycled water to be monitored using bioanalytical cell screening ... More

Effort launched to better characterize linkage between bioassays and biological impacts in fish

SCCWRP and its partners are launching a new round of exploratory work on bioanalytical cell screening technology to better understand how these assays can be adapted to provide early evidence ... More

Bight ’18 keeps focus on key issues of management concern

More than 80 environmental agencies will examine new and emerging developments in water-quality science and management during the 2018 cycle of the Southern California Bight Regional Monitoring Program, which initiates ... More

CEC panel informs proposed update to recycled water policy

The State Water Board will consider updating California’s policy on monitoring contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in recycled water as early as this year based on the findings of an ... More

Expert panel updates recommendations for monitoring CECs in recycled water

An expert advisory panel convened by SCCWRP on behalf of the State Water Board to update recommendations for monitoring CECs in recycled water has released its final draft report. The ... More

Initial testing completed for using bioanalytical assays to screen for CECs

SCCWRP and its partners have shown in a pair of initial studies that bioanalytical screening tools have the potential to be used to screen receiving waters across California for CECs. ... More

Fish exposed to flowing river water to monitor for biological changes

SCCWRP and its partners exposed fish to flowing Los Angeles River water for two weeks in September as part of a pilot study examining potential biological impacts from exposure to ... More

Preliminary testing completed for L.A. River fish flow-through study

SCCWRP and its partners have completed preliminary testing for a field study that involves exposing fish to flowing river water in real time to study potential biological impacts from exposure ... More

Bioassays show promise for CEC screening in SMC study

SCCWRP and its partners have demonstrated in a proof-of-concept study that commercially available bioanalytical tools have the potential to cost-effectively screen Southern California waterways for the presence of bioactive contaminants ... More

CEC advisory panel reconvened to update recommendations for recycled water monitoring

SCCWRP has reconvened an expert advisory panel at the behest of the State Water Board to develop an updated set of recommendations for monitoring CECs in recycled water. During a ... More

International passive sampling study to examine persistent organic pollutants in Channel Islands

SCCWRP in June will deploy a series of passive sampling arrays in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary to measure persistent organic pollutants (POPs), part of an international effort to ... More

SCCWRP-developed CEC monitoring framework highlighted at State Water Board meeting

State Water Board members explored multiple approaches being taken to improve CEC monitoring statewide during an informational meeting agenda item in February. Some of the presentations they heard at the ... More

SCCWRP research featured at S.D. Regional Board workshop on monitoring technologies

Next-generation environmental monitoring technologies being developed by SCCWRP and its research partners were featured at an April workshop hosted by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board that focused ... More

Flow-through units being deployed along L.A. River to study CECs’ impacts on fish

SCCWRP and its partners will expose fish to flowing Los Angeles River water in real time this spring as part of an on-site study examining potential biological impacts to fish ... More

Sampling completed for L.A.-area evaluation of bioassay effectiveness for CEC screening

SCCWRP and its partners have completed sampling of river water in the Los Angeles region for a study assessing the effectiveness of cell-based bioassays to screen for CECs. Water samples ... More

Study: Cell bioassays could be effective at screening for potential harm in fish

SCCWRP and its partners at the University of Florida have demonstrated in a proof-of-concept study that biological assays built with engineered human cells have the potential to be effective at ... More

SMC samples advance to nontargeted analysis phase of CEC monitoring framework

SCCWRP and its collaborators have advanced some of the 31 water samples collected by the Southern California Stormwater Monitoring Coalition (SMC) to the nontargeted phase of chemical analysis, a recognition ... More

Gene expression patterns of fish change in response to pollutant exposure, study shows

SCCWRP has found that the gene expression patterns of the hornyhead turbot change as they are exposed to different chemical pollutants at different concentrations, a proof-of-concept finding that reveals how ... More

Pilot study launched to test SCCWRP’s new CEC monitoring framework statewide

SCCWRP has launched a three-year pilot study to evaluate its newly developed CEC monitoring framework across Southern California watersheds, an effort to understand how to effectively apply the framework to ... More