EVENTS - Conferences

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. All details are available at the conference website.

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.

Responding to societal challenges through nature and cultural heritage based solutions

08 December 2016 - 08 December 2016

Brussels, Belgium.

The aim of the event is twofold: To present the updated Work Programme of Horizon 2020, for the 2017 calls related to the EU's research and innovation funding programme on "Nature-based solutions for urban regeneration and territorial resilience" and " Heritage-led rural regeneration". To facilitate networking, information exchange and partnerships of actors interested in addressing major societal challenges. This event will be an occasion for different stakeholders involved in green and blue infrastructures and Heritage-led regeneration (mayors, planners etc.) with advanced plans and projects, the private sector (in the area of construction, landscape and building architecture, water management, insurance, etc.), civil society organisations, and research organisations to meet, discuss and interact with the coordinators of the selected large-scale demonstration projects, including those on cities as living-labs for nature and cultural heritage-based solutions.

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Rivers under water scarcity: threats and challenges

15 November 2016 - 16 November 2016

Barcelona, Spain.

This conference is part of the project NET-SCARCE, which aims to provide insight into the current challenges related with water scarcity under global change, both from scientific and management perspectives, and how can we respond and adapt to these challenges. The following topics will be addressed: Global change and water scarcity; Linking chemical exposure and biological effects; Hydrological modelling for water resources; Ecological stressors and morphological changes; Ecosystem services and integration in river basin management plans; Risk assessment and socioeconomic aspects; Translating science to management.  All details are available at the project website.

Development of small-scale wastewater treatment plants and sustainable management of the environment

03 October 2016 - 04 October 2016

Ljubljana, Slovenia.

In the frame of the RusaLCA project a small-scale wastewater treatment plant, making use of nano-technology, was constructed at Šentrupert, a small municipality in the southwest part of Slovenia. Using such plants the sustainable management of the use of water can be achieved, so that society as a whole can benefit. At the conference the achievements of the project, including the bringing into practice of an innovative method of cleaning wastewater by means of nano-technology, will be presented and discussed, with contributions by speakers from Spain, Greece, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. On the second day of the conference participants will visit the small-scale wastewater treatment plant at Šentrupert, and see a practical demonstration of its operation. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and experience about sustainable wastewater management. All details are available at the project website.

Responsible value chains for sustainability

03 October 2016 - 06 October 2016

Kyoto, Japan

Last year, the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's largest institutional investor, signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. This completed the preparations for investments in Environment, Society, and Governance in Japan. We have entered an age in which disclosure of ESG information by Japanese companies can strongly affect their corporate value. EcoBalance 2016 aims to discuss challenges to incorporating sustainable value chains that create corporate value in a business, cooperating with various stakeholders, and finding solutions using scientific knowledge.

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Risk assessment of pharmaceuticals in the environment

08 September 2016 - 09 September 2016

Paris, France

Environmental contamination by pharmaceutical residues is a major concern throughout the world. These contaminants, with other emerging pollutants, are source of great scientific challenges in terms of ecotoxicity, public health, soil pollution, agricultural discharges, and management strategies of drinking water and wastewater. The overall objective of the Conference is to synthesize the most recent data in order to identify, measure and manage environmental and health risks arising from human and veterinary pharmaceutical residues in the environment.

Halogenated persistent organic pollutants

28 August 2016 - 02 September 2016

Firenze, Italy

Dioxin 2016 will be held on the 40th Anniversary of the “Seveso” accident (July 10th, 1976) which so heavily spread anger and risks on a civil population and determined, for the first time ever in the world, a deep revision of relationships between humans, industry and environment. It has been said that there is a “before Seveso and after Seveso” perception of risks and promulgation of laws committed to better respect “Nature”. Very recently, in Paris, the whole world agreed to increase this commitment. So the 36th Dioxin Symposium will continue according to its long scientific tradition of monitoring the large area of Persistent Organic Pollutants in different aspects as origin, metabolism, toxic effects, epidemiology as well the impact on populated and wild areas. You are invited to pay attention to the topics here described and submit your work to the Symposium.

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Freshwater invasives networking for strategy

11 July 2016 - 14 July 2016

Zagreb, Croatia

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (UNIZG-AFZ) and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC) will host an international conference that will address key topics relating to freshwater invasive animal and plant species, including aquatic pathogens (eg. bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites). The primary objective of the conference is to provide a forum where international scientists, policy makers and stakeholders will address designated themes with a view to informing management and policy development in this increasingly important area. The themes that will provide the focus for deliberations during the conference will be: Pathways and vectors for the spread of freshwater invasive fish species; Impacts of introduced freshwater invasive species; Risk management and prevention of secondary spread for freshwater invasive species; Freshwater invasions in a time of global social and climate change; Best practice for the control of freshwater invasive species; Invasion ecology of freshwater invasive species; The role of citizen science in invasion biology.

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Environmental contaminants from land to sea: continuities and interface in environmental toxicology and chemistry

22 May 2016 - 26 May 2016

Nantes, France

Environmental contaminants ignore boundaries and ecosystem limits. Experts from academia, government and industry will share the most recent advanced knowledge in environmental sciences in order to improve chemical risk assessment and support current and future policies. Among the keynotes approached, Plastic waste in the aquatic environments, Fate and effect of cosmetics and personal care products - Regulatory perspectives, and Climate change and environmental contamination by chemicals: do they combine to modulate ecological and health effects? will put frames of debates of international interests.

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Mudanças climáticas: o problema da escassez das águas e dos contaminantes emergentes

03 February 2016 - 03 February 2016

São Luís, Brazil

O  Instituto Catalão de Investigação da Água (Icra) e o Conselho Superior de Investigações Científicas (CID/CSIC) de Barcelona, na Espanha, e a Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa, Pós-Graduação e Inovação da UFMA (PPPGI) realizarão a conferência magna que será ministrada pelo Diretor do Icra, professor Damiá Barceló Cullerés. A maioria dos ecossistemas está exposta, simultaneamente, a vários fatores de stress. Alguns desses fatores como a escassez de água podem limitar a biodiversidade e as atividades econômicas em regiões inteiras. Isso é mais impactante em regiões semiáridas, caracterizadas por rios com caudais muito variados, aparecimento de rios com baixos caudais ou, ainda, rios intermitentes. O cientista mostrará de que forma fatores ambientais, tais como a elevação da temperatura causada pelas mudanças climáticas e fatores de stress químico podem afetar a estrutura e o funcionamento dos biofilmes e, consequentemente, afetar toda a biota dos ambientes aquáticos. Damiá Barceló abordará exemplos do risco associado aos contaminantes emergentes e a nanomateriais, presentes em bacias hidrográficas de rios mediterrâneos afetados pela escassez da água.

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A crise hídrica e a poluição

01 February 2016 - 01 February 2016

São Luís, Brazil

Pesquisadores do Instituto APLYSIA em conjunto com especialistas da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (Ufes) e do Governo do Estado do ES, por meio de Cesan e Iema, iniciaram a elaboração de um projeto científico, pioneiro no Brasil, que em dois anos pode começar a identificar e analisar quais poluentes, em especial os novos contaminantes, estão impactando a qualidade da água, a quantidade desses produtos e os principais efeitos para vida aquática e humana. A primeira reunião técnica aconteceu na última segunda-feira (01/02) e contou com a participação de um dos mais renomados especialistas em proteção da água no mundo, o professor, doutor e pesquisador do Instituto de Avaliação Ambiental e Estudos Hídricos de Barcelona (IDAEA-CSIC), na Espanha, Damià Barceló, com o objetivo principal de trazer as experiências de sucesso da Europa e os desafios no tema.

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Managing the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems under water scarcity

11 January 2016 - 12 January 2016

Freising, Germany

The 1st GLOBAQUA International Conference will be a platform for exchange and discussion of scientific findings in aquatic ecosystems research. It will focus on novel methods of environmental monitoring and modelling of various scopes, scales and structural complexity to improve process understanding in the interconnectivity and feedback mechanisms of climate (regional), land use (regional), economy, hydrology and hydraulics (catchment and river), water quality (river), biology and aquatic ecosystems (reach scale). Furthermore, the conference will build the bridge to the scientific assessment of implications on policy and management. The conference will include key-note lectures, invited and regular oral presentations and posters.

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