The Global Monitoring of Pharmaceuticals Project brought together a consortium of over 127 different collaborators from academia, government and industry across all continents achieving the largest study of its kind worldwide. 

The Global Consortium:

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Dr John Wilkinson

Based at the University of York Environment and Geography Department, John co-ordinated the project. 

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Professor Alistair Boxall

Based at the University of York Environment and Geography Department, Alistair co-ordinated the project with John Wilkinson. 

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Dr Dana W. Kolpin

Based at the USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center (Iowa City, USA), Dana has extensive experience with research including fate, transport, and effects of environmental contaminants. 

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Professor Rob Marchant

Based at the University of York, Rob was instrumental in sample collection and establishing networks of collaborators throughout Africa for this project.

Albania

Magdalena Cara 

Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania

Angola

Monique Moermond 

Imperial College London, London, UK

Argentina

Pedro Carriquiriborde 

and

Macarena Rojo  

Centro de Investigaciones del Medioambiente (CIM), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Armenia

Vahagn Petrosyan

and

Yekaterina Perikhanyan 

Faculty of Chemistry, Center for Ecological Safety, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

Antarctica

Thais Luarte 

Facultad Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile

Australia

Julie Mondon 

Deakin University, Life and Environmental Sciences, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

Austria

Thilo Hofmann

  

University of Vienna, Department of Environmental Geosciences

Bangladesh

Tapos Kormoker

Department of Emergency Management, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki, Bangladesh

Bhutan

Kenneth M. Y. Leung 

State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution and Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Bolivia

Volga Iniguez

and

Jessica Guzman-Otazo 

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Institute, La Paz, Bolivia

Brazil

Maria Tereza Pepe Razzolini

  

School of Public Health of University of Sao Paulo, Center for Research in Environmental Risk Assessment

Brazil

Jean Leite Tavares

and

Francisco Gildasio De Figueiredo

Instituto Federal De Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Benin

Victorien Dougnon

and

Gildas Gbaguidi 

Research Unit in Applied Microbiology and Pharmacology of natural substances, Research Laboratory in Applied Biology, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Burkina Faso

Oumar Traoré 

Université de Dédougou, Burkina Faso

Canada

Jules M. Blais

and

Linda E. Kimpe 

  

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Canada

Michelle Wong

and

Donald Wong

Cameroon

Romaric Ntchantcho

Centre de Recherches Hydrologiques de l'Institut de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, Yaounde Cameroon

Chile

Jaime Pizarro 

Departamento de Ingeniería Geográfica, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Chile

Cristóbal Galbán-Malagón

and

Aiko D. Adell 

  

GEMA, Center for Genomics, Ecology & Environment, Universidad Mayor, Huechuraba, Santiago, Chile

China

Guang-Guo Ying

and

Chang-Er L. Chen

Environmental Research Institute, School of Environment, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Chemical Pollution and Environmental Safety & MOE Key Laboratory of Theoretical Chemistry of Environment, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China

Colombia

Martha Páez

and

Jina Martínez-Lara

Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Democratic 

Republic of

Congo

Jean-Paul Otamonga

and

John Pote-Wembonyama 

National Pedagogical University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Republic of

Congo

Suspense Averti Ifo

  

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Departement des sciences et vie de la terre, Université Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

Costa Rica

Silvia Echeverría-Sáenz

Central American Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances (IRET), Universidad Nacional (UNA), Heredia, Costa Rica

Croatia

Nikolina Udikovic-Kolic

and

Milena Milakovic

Division for Marine and Environmental Research, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

Cyprus

Despo Fatta-Kassinos 

and

Lida Ioannou-Ttofa

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Nireas-International Water Research Center, University of Cyprus 

Czechia

Vladimíra Belušová

and

Jan Vymazal  

Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Ecuador

María Cárdenas Bustamante

Environment and Geography Department, University of York, York, UK

Ethiopia

Bayable Atnafu Kassa

Institute of Biotechnology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

France

Jeanne Garric 

and

Arnaud Chaumot

lnstitut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement, Laboratory of ecotoxicology, Villeurbanne, France 

The Gambia

Peter Gibba

Department of Water Resources, Banjul, The Gambia

Georgia

 Ilia Kunchulia

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Biosystems Engineering, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Germany

Sven Seidensticker

University of Tübingen, Tubingen, Germany

Ghana

Chris Gordon 

Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Greece

Gerasimos Lyberatos

National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Athens, Greece

Hong Kong

Kenneth M. Y. Leung

and

Racliffe W. S. Lai

State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution and Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

Iceland

Halldór Pálmar Halldórsson

The University of Iceland´s Research Centre in Sudurnes

Iceland

Molly Melling 

Environment and Geography Department, University of York, York, UK

India

Thatikonda Shashidhar

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Telangana, India

India

Manisha Lamba

Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Indonesia

Anindrya Nastiti

and

Adee Supriatin

Environmental Management Technology Research Group, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Iran

Nima Pourang

and

Ali Abedini

Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute (IFSRI), Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran

Iraq

Omar Abdullah

Department of Chemistry, College of Education for Pure Science (Ibn Al-Haitham), University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Ireland

Salem S. Gharbia

and

Francesco Pilla

IT Sligo, Sligo, Ireland

Israel

Benny Chefetz

and

Tom Topaz

Department of Soil and Water Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Ivory Coast

Koffi Marcellin Yao

Centre de Recherches Oceanologiques, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Kazakhstan

Bakhyt Aubakirova 

and

Raikhan Beisenova

Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

-and-

L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Kenya

Lydia Olaka

and

Jemimah K. Mulu

Department of Geology, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Lesotho

Peter Chatanga

and

Victor Ntuli

Department of Biology, National of University of Lesotho, Maseru, Lesotho

Liberia

Nathaniel T. Blama

and

Sheck Sherif

Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia

Malaysia

Ahmad Zaharin Aris

and

Ley Juen Looi

Department of Environment; International Institute of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (i-AQUAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia 

Mali

Mahamoudane Niang

and

Seydou Tidiane Traore

Centre d'Expertise et de Recherche en Télémédecine et E-Santé, Bamako, Mali

Mexico

Maritza Figy

Netherlands

Rik Oldenkamp

Department of Global Health-Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

New Zealand

Penelope Wilson

Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Kingston University London, Kingston, UK

Nigeria

Olatayo Ogunbanwo

Department of Fisheries Technology, Ecotoxicology Research Laboratory, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria

Lesotho

Peter Chatanga

and

Victor Ntuli

Department of Biology, National of University of Lesotho, Maseru, Lesotho

Liberia

Nathaniel T. Blama

and

Sheck Sherif

Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia

Malaysia

Ahmad Zaharin Aris

and

Ley Juen Looi

Department of Environment; International Institute of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (i-AQUAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia 

Pakistan

Muhammad Ashfaq

and

Muhammad Iqbal

University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan

Palestine

Ziad Abdeen

Al-Quds Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Al-Quds University, Abu Dies, West Bank

Panama

Aaron O'Dea

and

Jorge Manuel Morales-Saldaña

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Republic of Panama

Peru

María Custodio

and

Heidi de la Cruz

Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru, Huancayo, Peru

Philippines

Ian A. Navarrete

Department of Environmental Science, Southern Leyte State University-Hinunangan Campus, Ambacon, Hinunangan, Southern Leyte, Philippines

Portugal

Fabio Carvalho

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Rwanda

Aida Cuní Sanchez

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Department of International Environmental and Development Studies, Ås, Norway

Sierra Leone

Alhaji Brima Gogra

and

Bashiru Mohamed Koroma

Department of Chemistry, School of Environmental Sciences, Njala University, Bo, Sierra Leone

Slovenia

Vesna Cerkvenik-Flajs

and

Mitja Gombač

University of Ljubljana, Veterinary Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia

South Africa

Melusi Thwala

Water Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa

South Korea

Kyungho Choi

and

Habyeong Kang

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

South Sudan

John L. Celestino Ladu

College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Juba, Juba, South Sudan

Spain

Andreu Rico

Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Sri Lanka

Priyanie Amerasinghe

International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sweden

Anna Sobek

and

Gisela Horlitz

Department of Environmental Science, Stockholm University, Sweden

Switzerland

Armin K. Zenker

and

Alex C. King

Institute for Ecopreneurship, School of Life Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Muttenz, Switzerland

Taiwan

Jheng-Jie Jiang

Department of Environmental Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Tanzania

Rebecca Kariuki

Environment and Geography Department, University of York, York, UK

Tanzania

Madaka Tumbo

University of Dar es Salaam-Mwalimu Nyerere Campus, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Turkey

Seyedmehdi Emadian,

Ulas Tezel

and

Turgut T. Onay

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

Uganda

Julius B. Lejju

Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Faculty of Science

Ukraine

Yuliya Vystavna

and

Yuriy Vergeles

O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Department of Urban Environmental Engineering & Management, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Uruguay

Horacio Heinzen

and

Andrés Pérez-Parada

Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay

United States

of America

Dana W. Kolpin

and

Alex C. King

U.S. Geological Survey, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Iowa City, Iowa

United States

of America

Douglas B Sims

College of Southern Nevada

United States

of America

John Wilkinson

Environment and Geography Department, University of York, York, UK

Venezuela

David Good

University of Guelph

Zimbabwe

Charles Teta

Future Water Research Institute, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

And,

Anja Coors

ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Flörsheim/Main, Germany

Marc Metian

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Environment Laboratories, Monaco, Principality of Monaco

Alejandra Bouzas-Monroy

Environment and Geography Department, University of York, York, UK