JULY 2018  
UK Rivers Contain Traces of 29 Pharmaceutical Drugs, Finds Study

Traces of 29 pharmaceutical drugs have been found in rivers in York, UK. The compounds included antidepressants, antibiotics, and medicines to treat epilepsy and diabetes. The York University team which conducted the study said although the levels found in the rivers Ouse and Foss were extremely low, there were concerns over the long-term implications of the findings. The research, published in Water Research and funded by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme, showed seasonal spikes with higher levels of antihistamines found in the summer and higher levels of drugs associated with cold and flu symptoms in winter.


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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