EVENTS - Conferences

ICHA 2018

21 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

Nantes, France

The 18th edition of the International Conference on Harmful Algae will be held on 21 to 26 October 2018. It will attempt to deal with all topics concerning the understanding of the causes, evolution and impacts of harmful micro-algae and cyanobacteria. The ICHA 2018 scientific program will foster discussions and hopes to inspire participants from a wide array of themes to initiate collaborations within and across disciplines for the advancement of our field. For more information visit the conference website

Managing Water Scarcity in River Basins: Innovation and Sustainable Development

04 October 2018 - 06 October 2018

Agadir, Morocco
The conference aims at bringing together scientists and practitioners in the water sector to inform exchange and raise awareness about latest knowledge and innovation in areas affected by water scarcity. It will highlight European and national Southern Mediterranean strategies on water, and will elaborate on innovations on water reuse from municipal wastewater treatment, the use of brackish water, seawater desalination, water efficiency and reuse in agriculture and will discuss decentralized solutions for sustainable development. The target includes: academics and scientists; practitioners from water utilities and water authorities; R&D performers; consulting engineers and professionals. Partners from GLOBAQUA, WASA, and MADFORWATER projects will be invited.

Aqualife final conference

04 July 2018 - 06 July 2018

L'Aquila, Italy

The Aqualife Project - a LIFE project aiming at monitoring the biodiversity of groundwater dependent ecosystems through a specifically devised bioindicator system - announces the forthcoming closing conference of the project, which will take place on 4 to 6 July 2018 in L’Aquila (Italy). A rich networking poster session is scheduled in the first day, and we would welcome contributions from other LIFE or EU-funded projects dealing with water-related issues. Scientific supervision of the Conference is by Prof. Diana Galassi, University of L’Aquila.

SOLUTIONS for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management

19 June 2018 - 21 June 2018

Leipzig, Germany

The 5-year FP7 EU Integrated Project SOLUTIONS is organising its final conference focusing on latest results, tools and conclusions on monitoring, modelling and prioritization of (emerging) chemical substances and their effects in European water resources. The event will be held in Leipzig (Germany) on 19 to 21 June 2018. Our major focus will be to disseminate and critically discuss the extensive outcome of this project with potential stakeholders and end-users of our SOLUTIONS. The programme is related to WFD implementation and advancement and will highlight novel approaches and tools for a more holistic and efficient monitoring and assessment of water contamination including exposure and risk models, effect-based monitoring tools, assessment and prioritization of mixtures, abatement options and policy recommendations. We will also discuss future perspectives for emerging pollution in the water cycle including remaining challenges and research needs. The conference is free of charge. Registration deadline is 15 May 2018. The conference is fee of charge.

Society for Freshwater Science 2018

20 May 2018 - 24 May 2018

The 64th annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) will take place in Detroit, Michigan (USA) on 20 to 24 May 2018. In freshwater science and its applications, boundaries and divisions can be paradoxical. On the one hand, freshwater scientists must bridge boundaries in nature, connect disciplines and cross cultural. divides to advance basic understanding, open new lines of investigation, and address humankind's most pressing problems. Moreover, solutions to environmental challenges require improved translation of science and a richer, reciprocal linkage across boundaries between science and society. On the other hand, boundaries are important; absolute integration yields homogenization. Much as decades of research reveal the value of environmental heterogeneity, a more vibrant and relevant freshwater science community requires increased disciplinary and socio-cultural diversity. The challenge, then, is navigating boundaries and understanding them, not eliminating them. The SFS of the future will be defined by its treatment of such dynamic tensions, as, indeed, seems likely for human societies in general. In keeping with this theme and unique context, meeting activities will emphasize the sources of inspiration shared by our community, as well as our growing disciplinary and socio-cultural diversity.

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SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting

13 May 2018 - 17 May 2018

Rome, Italy

SETAC Europe is dedicated to the use of multidisciplinary approaches to examine the impacts of stressors, chemicals, and technology on the environment. The Society also provides an open forum for scientists and institutions engaged in the study of environmental problems, management and regulation of natural resources, education, research and development, and manufacturing. The primary goals of SETAC Europe are: to support the development of principles and practices for protection, enhancement and management of sustainable environmental quality and ecosystem integrity; to encourage interactions among environmental scientists and disseminate information on environmental toxicology and chemistry; and to provide a forum for communication among professionals in government, business, academia, and other segments of the environmental science community and for the protection and welfare of the general public.

A specific sessions announcement under Track 3: Environmental Chemistry and Exposure Assessments: Analysis, Monitoring, Fate and Modelling can be found here.

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SEEP 2018

08 May 2018 - 11 May 2018

Paisley, Scotland

The Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection conference provides a forum for both researchers and practitioners around the world to present papers on recent developments in this field. The organising committee of the conference invites papers from researchers and practitioners from academic as well as industry within the scope of the conference subjects. The conference will be held at UWS Paisley Campus on 8 to 11 May 2018.

International conference on environmental pollution, risk assessment and remediation

18 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

Mahdia, Tunisia

Environmental pollutants can originate from manmade activities or can be naturally present in the environment. They might be present in the soil, water, air and can enter the food chain. The population might get exposed to these pollutants via inhalation, contaminated food and water or through skin contact. The presence of these contaminants in the environment and the food web might have an important impact on the environment and public health. The ICEPRAR conference brings together scientists from academia, laboratories and industry, control authorities and representatives of national and international agencies from Europe and Africa to exchange scientific results and to discuss chemical contamination of the environment and the food chain, environmental remediation, risk assessment and public health impact.

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EGU 2018

08 April 2018 - 13 April 2018

Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2018 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

Abstract submission (deadline: 10 Jan 2018, 13:00 CET)
Sponsorship application (deadline: 10 Jan 2018)
Early registration (deadline: 01 Mar 2018)

Announcement of the BG7.2 session

TERRAenVISION Environmental Issues Today: Scientific Solutions for Societal Issues

29 January 2018 - 01 February 2018

Barcelona, Spain

Our Planet suffers from human activities and the challenges seem to grow quicker than the solutions we can create. This conference aims to focus on the scientific research towards finding solutions for the societal issues of our time. TERRAenVISION promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and networking. In this conference we want to link to International policies such as the sustainable Development Goals, the UN Climate conventions, CAP and COP. The environmental issues we would like to highlight and discuss are: Climate change: Mitigation and Adaptation; Water Resources: Quality and Quantity; Land Degradation and Restoration; Erosion processes and nature based solutions; Fire in the Earth System, effects and prevention; Ecosystem Services and Nature Conservation; Science interface: with policy and public.

The deadline for oral contributions has been put off until 15th December and for poster contributions until one week before the meeting.

A specific announcement for the session entitled ANALYSIS AND FATE OF EMERGING CONTAMINANTS IN WATER, SOIL AND PLANTS can be found here.

MARS Final Conference

16 January 2018 - 17 January 2018

Brussels, Belgium

The EU research project MARS investigated into multi-stress effects on European surface waters, supporting their management under the Water Framework Directive. MARS eventually comes to an end next January. The final conference will be held at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels on January 16-17,2018. At this final two-days conference the MARS key results and recommendations are presented. The 'Scientific Event' (Tuesday, January 16) summarises and reviews the main project outcomes within the context of aquatic multi-stressor research. The 'Management & Policy Event' (Wednesday, January 17) introduces into MARS products (guidance, tools) and discusses effective river basin management and policy under multi-stress conditions. The conference addresses applied scientists, water managers and administrators, as well as policy-makers and executives. Please register your participation until November 6, 2017 here

18th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry

26 November 2017 - 29 November 2017

The Department of Chemical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP) is pleased to be hosting the 18th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry (EMEC), which will be held in Porto (Portugal) from 26 to 29 November 2017.
The EMEC is organised annually on behalf of the Association of Chemistry and the Environment (ACE). It traditionally comprises a broad range of topics within the field of environmental chemistry, and interdisciplinary presentations are very welcome. The EMEC meeting always attracts high quality science presentations and keynote talks from internationally renowned researchers working in environmental chemistry and related fields.

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The Future of Water Management in Europe: an e-Conference reviewing WFD Implementation

19 September 2017 - 21 September 2017

The aim of this e-Conference is to gather constructive and practical suggestions from the scientific community for the improved monitoring and management of waters across Europe and ideas for more effective implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD), scheduled for review in 2019-20.

The e-Conference format will include live plenary presentations followed by a panel discussion and open online submission of questions to the speakers and panellists. Following this, conference attendees will be invited to complete an online questionnaire on options of improvements in WFD implementation. Presentations will be recorded and together with notes from the discussion, will be available on the conference website for 1 year after the conference.

3rd international UN SDSN Mediterranean Conference

07 September 2017 - 08 September 2017

Athens, Greece

The conference will be hosted by ICRE8 and will also mark the launch of the SDSN-Greece Network, which is co-hosted by ICRE8 and the Political Economy of Sustainable Development lab at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Details about the SDSN-Med Conference can be found here and details about SDSN-Greece can be found here

15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

31 August 2017 - 02 September 2017

Rhodes, Greece

The International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology is one of the worldwide leading environmental conferences. This biennial conference brings together engineers, scientists, researchers, students, managers and other professionals in order to address and discuss emerging environmental issues. The main aim of the conference is the presentation of state-of-the art research and innovative technologies to address local and international critical environmental issues. A wide range of topics are presented while addressing the new opportunities for the emerging science-policy interface promoting the dialogue between the scientific and policy-making communities.

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Sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and water resources

26 June 2017 - 30 June 2017

Lyon, France

AquaConSoil 2017 provides great opportunities for scientists, companies and policy makers to extend and enforce their network, start new cooperation activities and be informed of and inspired by the latest developments in the field of sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and (ground)water resources. The 14th International AquaConSoil Conference will host delegates from research institutes and universities, governmental and consultant organisations and from industry. AquaConSoil is organized by Deltares, in cooperation with the local French consortium of scientists, policy makers and consultants coordinated by BRGM. The Programme Committee cordially invites those who wish to contribute to the conference to submit an abstract for an oral presentation for the regular Thematic Sessions, for a poster presentation or a proposal for a complete Free Session. All details are available at the conference website.

Interactions between sediments and water

17 June 2017 - 22 June 2017

Taormina, Italy

The International Association for Sediment Water Science, bringing together a wide range of researchers from different disciplines, seeks to promote, encourage and recognize excellence in scientific research related to sediments and their interactions with water and biota in fluvial, lacustrine and marine systems and with particular reference to problems of environmental concern. The symposium that began in Amsterdam, Netherlands (1976) has continued on a three-year cycle, meeting in Canada (1981), Switzerland (1984), Australia (1987), Sweden (1990), U.S. (1993), Italy (1996), China (1999), Canada (2002), Slovenia (2005), Australia (2008), England (2011) and South Africa (2014). These tri-annual symposiums provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussions with the aim of better integrating knowledge of the biological, physical and chemical processes between sediments and water. The scale of the meeting is such that the exchange of ideas, techniques and approaches is fostered encouraging this integration and enabling future collaboration.

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European Geosciences Union general assembly 2017

23 April 2017 - 28 April 2017

Vienna, Austria

The EGU general assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

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The effects of global change on floods, fluvial geomorphology and related hazards in mountainous rivers

06 March 2017 - 08 March 2017

Potsdam, Germany

The Symposium aims to bring together researchers from several disciplines as hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, hydraulic engineering, environmental science, geography, economy (and any other related discipline) to discuss the effects of global change over the river system in relation with floods. The symposium will try to improve our understanding of how rivers are likely to evolve as a result of global change and hence address the associated hazards of that fluvial environmental change concerning flooding. The symposium will include invited talks given by prominent experts, oral lectures, poster sessions and discussion sessions for each topic. A special issue in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms will be edited with contributions from the participants. Moreover a review/opinion paper from the discussion sessions will be elaborated and submitted to a International Journal indexed in the SCI.

Labs in a crystal ball new trends for multi-components analysis

02 March 2017 - 03 March 2017

Barcelona, Spain

The activities of the section are of interest to many stakeholders from industry and trade, consumer and environmental protection agencies, public authorities and regulators in Europe and/or Mediterranean countries. AOAC Europe is a section of AOAC INTERNATIONAL and was established in 1989. It is an organization of professional scientists that exchange knowledge and information to help each other excel in their profession. All details are available at the conference website.

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