EVENTS - Conferences

14th International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediments and Water

21 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

Taormina, Italy

The 14th International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediments and Water is organised by the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria University of Palermo Italy, and will be held in Taormina (Italy) from 21st to 26th May 2017. Deadline for abstract submission is August 15th 2016. Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Soils and Sediments.

Full details are available on the conference website.

International Symposium on "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 will be held in Potsdam from 6-8 March 2017. Its purpose is 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. Deadline for abstract submission is November 1st 2016.

Stakeholders Infoday - 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. In September, there will be the opportunity to register online to the event and also find further information regarding the draft programme, list of participants and other relevant material to the event.

NET-SCARCE International Conference: 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. Abstracts (in English) for oral and poster presentations (1 page) should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat before 15th of September 2016. On-line registration will be available until 15th of October at NET-SCARCE website (Upcoming events section).

1st International conference on 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.

DIOXIN 2016 FIRENZE “36th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants”

28 August 2016 - 02 September 2016

Firenze, Italy

The Dioxin 2016 symposium will be held in Florence, Italy, from 28 August to 2 September 2016. 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.

More details information about the meeting can be found at

Freshwater Invasives – Networking for Strategy (FINS-II) conference

11 July 2016 - 14 July 2016

Zagreb, Croatia

The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture (UNIZG-AFZ), Croatian biological society (HBD) and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC) will host an international conference that will address key topics relating to freshwater invasive (non-native) animal and plant species, as well as invasive (non-native) pathogens (eg. bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites). Contact person: Prof. Marina Piria (

All details are available on the conference website (click here).

SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting

22 May 2016 - 26 May 2016

Nantes, France

Under the general theme Environmental contaminants from land to sea: continuities and interface in environmental toxicology and chemistry, 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.

All details are available at the conference website (click here

Conferência Magna: Mudanças Climáticas: O Problema da Escassez das Águas e dos Contaminantes Emergentes (climatic changes, the problem of water scarcity and emergent contaminants)

03 February 2016 - 03 February 2016

Barcelona, Espanha

O  Instituto Catalão de Investigação da Água (ICRA) – Conselho Superior de Investigações Científicas (CID/CSIC) - Barcelona – Espanha em parceria com a Pró-Reitoria de Pesquisa, Pós Graduação e Inovação e o Programa de Pás-Graduação em Energia e Ambiente da UFMA tem a satisfação de convidar  Vossa Senhoria para participar da Conferência Magna “Mudanças Climáticas: O Problema da Escassez das Águas e dos Contaminantes Emergentes" (Climatic Changes, the Problem of Water Scarcity and Emergent Contaminants) a ser ministrada pelo professor doutor Damiá Barceló Cullerés –Diretor do Instituto Catalão de Investigação da Água (ICRA) e Presidente do Conselho Científico e Tecnológico do Programa Conjunto da União Europeia, e uma das maiores autoridades   em Gestão de Proteção à Àgua.

A crise hídrica e a poluição

01 February 2016 - 01 February 2016

Vitória, Spain

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.

1st GLOBAQUA CONFERENCE: Managing The Effects Of Multiple Stressors On Aquatic Ecosystems Under Water Scarcity

11 January 2016 - 12 January 2016

Freising, Germany

This interdisciplinary conference is a platform for exchange and discus­sion of innovative scientific findings and methods in aquatic ecosys­tems research. It focuses on novel methods of environmental monitor­ing and modeling of various scopes, scales and structural complexity to improve process understanding 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). Further, the conference builds the bridge to the scientific assessment of implications on policy and management.

To download the book of abstracts click here.

To download the presentations given during the conference, please click the links below:

- Keynote

- Receptors1

- Receptors2

- Stressors1

- Stressors2

- Stressors2a

- Implications1

- Implications2

- Implications2a

- Implications2b

- Management1

- Management2

Common PhD conference EDA-EMERGE, SOLUTIONS, MARS, GLOBAQUA, Healthy Aquatic Ecosystems

29 June 2015 - 01 July 2015

Leipzig, Germany

Organized by Dr. Werner Brack. The EDA-EMERGE conference is focusing on PhD students working in the field of emerging pollutants and multiple stressors in aquatic ecosystems. All details are available at the conference website (click here)

13th International AquaConSoil

09 June 2015 - 12 June 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

International conference on groundwater-soil-systems and water resource management.
Organized by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and Deltares. All details are available at the conference website (click here

SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting

03 May 2015 - 07 May 2015

Barcelona, Spain

Session on 'Prioritization and management of multiple stressors in river basins: the experience from multidisciplinary project'. Chaired by Damià Barcelo (GLOBAQUA) and Daniel Hering (MARS). All details are available at the conference website (click here)

2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting

22 February 2015 - 27 February 2015

Granada, Spain

Session 'SS114 -  Multiple stressors in river ecosystems: challenges for conservation and managment' during the 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting (22 - 27 February 2015). Contact persons: Sergi Sabater (ICRA, Arturo Elosegi (University of the Basque Country,

All details are available at the meeting website (click here)

Final SCARCE International Conference

20 October 2014 - 21 October 2014

Tarragona, Spain

River conservation under water scarcity: integration of water quantity and quality in Iberia Rivers under global change.Organised by Tecnatox (University Rovira iVirgili) and IDAEA (CSIC). Contact person: Laia Sabater (

All details are available at the project website (click here)

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