Contaminants of Emerging Concern are unregulated pollutants that have previously been at levels below detection limits which are now being detected by water professionals in our water bodies. These can include Nanomaterials, Flame Retardants, Microplastics, Agricultural Waste, Microbial Contaminants, Heavy Metals, Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products , which may cause ecological and human health impacts.

The CEC Knowledge Hub aims to collate all published information of CECs in South Africa Water bodies.