The Micropollutants Clearinghouseis 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
- 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 expected audience that may be interested in and should benefit from the Micropollutants Clearinghouse include the general public, academic and industry researchers, legislators and legislatures, government agencies at all levels of civil society, and stakeholders involved in various decision-making scenarios related to micropollutants in fresh water systems. It should prove especially useful for individuals and groups involved in the development and implementation of water laws, regulations, and policies throughout the United States and internationally.
The Micropollutants Clearinghouse is a project of the Texas Tech Center for Water Law and Policy