- The Centre is a flagship Unilever project, and receives unencumbered financial support. The core activities supported by the funding are:
- capacity building and education, with a focus on students, Centre staff, communities and stakeholders within the broader water sector
- projects that include a focus on development and community issues and
- interactions with water quality stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
- The Aquatox Forum
- The UCEWQ is a corporate member of The Aquatox Forum. The Forum serves as a platform for the advancement of aquatic toxicity testing in South Africa.
- Institute for Water and Environmental Resource Management (IWERM), University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
- Former director of the Centre, Tally Palmer, is current director of IWERM. The two organizations collaborate through the exchange of ecotoxicity data and research ideas.
- UNILEVER UK - Safety & Environmental Assessment Centre, United Kingdom
- In order to assess whether they are meeting their stringent environmental criteria, Unilever are currently sponsoring a project investigating the impact of the direct in-stream use of their detergent products on river organisms. The study is being undertaken in a small catchment in the Eastern Cape (Balfour River, near Fort Beaufort) and involves an assessment of the impact on the in-stream invertebrates and toxicological studies using local mayfly and limpet species.
- The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
- SETAC Africa has been launched and Dr Nikite Muller is on the SETAC Africa council.
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