The Standing Committee of Analysts represents the collective knowledge of the UK in the provision of methodology which is given and shared freely for the purpose of ensuring quality and consistency in the chemical and microbiological analysis of water, waste water and related materials in the ‘Blue Book’ series of documents.

Clear, up to date, methodology produced by experts within their fields is key to the provision of robust, repeatable and accurate data. This is ever more important in the face of significant challenges from Regulations and Customers, and the potential threat of legal action. Achieving and maintaining documents of the required standard requires the contribution of the companies and organisations that will benefit from them.

In line with the 5 key objectives that the Strategic Board of the SCA outlined for the period 2014-2019 (please see below), we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate in a brief (approx. 5-10 min) survey which will provide vital information as to how the strategy is working.
Our objectives are to: 
  • Develop and publish methods that are current, robust, usable and globally recognised
  • Build relationships in order that laboratories and regulators and accreditation bodies alike have confidence in SCA methods
  • To be a trusted and professional body
  • To be recognised experts in Drinking Water and Environmental Analysis established upon a sound scientific base
  • To be an industry focus for innovation and analytical R&D in our field of chemical and microbiological analysis of water, waste water and related materials
Please tick all boxes that apply to you and feel free to circulate the link to this document to your colleagues and/or other individuals that ‘should be’, ‘want to be’, ‘need to be’ or ‘are’ using SCA Blue Book methods so that we can maximise the number of responses and therefore respond better to your feedback.

We would be grateful if you could complete the survey before 19th October 2018 - thank you.