EVENTS - Conferences

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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Emerging pollutants and multiple stressors in aquatic ecosystems

29 June 2015 - 01 July 2015

Leipzig, Germany

This conference aims to train a new generation of young scientists in the interdisciplinary techniques required to meet the major challenges in the monitoring, assessment and management of toxic pollution in European river basins. The conference focused on PhD students working in the field of emerging pollutants and multiple stressors in aquatic ecosystems. This conference is supported by leading partner projects of related research fields: SOLUTIONS, MARS, GLOBAQUA, NORMAN, MOTREM and the UFZ IP Healthy Aquatic Ecosystems. Participants are welcome to join the conference to exchange findings with PhDs working in the field of emerging pollutants and multiple stressors; to establish networks for future research and cooperation; to learn from keynote lectures of senior scientists; to discuss visions for future research and research needs in the field of emerging pollutants and multiple stressors. All details are available at the conference website.

Sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and (ground) water resources

09 June 2015 - 12 June 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

AquaConSoil 2015 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. Preliminary principal topics for the conference program are: dealing with Contamination: Assessment and monitoring‡ risk assessment;  Remediation;  Management, Functions of Soil and Groundwater: new subsurface activities;  Competing claims;  Win-win situations. The AquaConSoil program will offer Thematic Lecture Sessions, Poster Sessions, Special Sessions, Exhibition, Technical Tours, Courses and other accompanying side events. 

Ecosystem responses and services under multi-stress conditions

03 May 2015 - 07 May 2015

Barcelona, Spain

The innovative use of chemicals and nanomaterials in new technologies, industry and agriculture challenges many aspects of the ecosystem functioning of the global environment. However, these new technologies and materials also offer opportunities to remediate or minimise these anthropogenic insults. Finding innovative solutions to environmental problems is ever more important in the current economic scenario. This international conference organised by SETAC Europe brings together experts from government, industry, consultancy and academia to meet this challenge. The conference will focus on the most recent advances in environmental sciences and will provide platforms for implementing this knowledge, for improving the protection of our environment and to shape policies from current viewpoints to future needs. Special sessions on “Prioritization and management of multiple stressors in river basins: the experience from multidisciplinary project” and “Modelling fate & transport of micropollutants: Integration of engineered wastewater systems & natural water bodies - Blind spots & challenges ahead” will managed by GLOBAQUA and MARS projects. All details are available at the conference website and in the flyer.

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Multiple stressors in river ecosystems: challenges for conservation and management

22 February 2015 - 27 February 2015

Granada, Spain

As a consequence of global environmental change, river ecosystems are affected by a rising number of stressors, including water abstraction, regulation, nutrients excess, priority and emerging contaminants, and exotic invasives. These threaten river conservation, undermine the ecosystem services they provide, and thus, constitute important challenges for management. The session will be held during the 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting  and it will examine the effects of multiple stressors on river functioning, conservation, and ecosystem services, to increase understanding on the patterns and consequences of environmental change at the regional and global scales.

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River conservation under water scarcity: integration of water quantity and quality in Iberian rivers under global change

20 October 2014 - 21 October 2014

Tarragona, Spain

Integration of water quantity and quality in Iberian Rivers under global change is a core element in this Conference. This SCARCE conference will provide a multidisciplinary framework for discussion of integration of basic research, like long-term patterns and mechanisms that operate in the hydrology, water quality, habitat dynamics, ecosystem structure and function of watersheds, and the effects of climate and global change on the ecosystem services they provide, with water management practices. The Conference is planned in form of oral talks, posters and discussions, where experts from different fields can share their knowledge. The conference invites to anyone working on water sustainability to share knowledge to face a changing world in water resources management. All details are available at the project website.

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