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10th International Conference on Biofilm Reactors

The 10th International Conference on Biofilm Reactors is taking place on 9th-12th May in Dublin, Ireland. The event, which is being jointly organised by University College Dublin and the International Water Association, aims to bring together both practitioners and researchers to disseminate new knowledge and to link practical application with basic sciences. Confirmed speakers include: Kim Sorensen, (WABAG, Switzerland), Rene Rozendal (Paques, The Netherlands), Rob Nerenberg (University of Notre Dame).

Register now to book your place!

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Graduate Student Symposium: “Water Sustainability: Chemists in Pursuit of Clean Water”


Graduate students from Georgetown University are pleased to host the Spring 2017 Graduate Student Symposium, “Water Sustainability: Chemists in Pursuit of Clean Water”, at the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The symposium aims to address the global water crisis and discuss how chemists are making an impact on the issues of water sustainability.

Check out the symposium website to get all the latest information at

http://georgetowngsspc.weebly.com/

We look forward to seeing you in lovely San Francisco!


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9th Eastern European Young Water Professionals Conference

The 9th Eastern European Young Water Professionals Conference is an annual conference organised by the International Water Association (IWA), specifically aimed at people under 35 who work in this area. This year, the conference will take place on 24-27th May 2017  in Budapest, Hungary with a theme of “Cross-Border Cooperation of Old, New and Candidate Countries of EU, for identifying problems, finding causes and solutions”. The conference include poster and oral presentations, as well as workshops a technical tour, and cultural excursions. Visit their website for more details!

Key Date:

Registration Deadline – 1st April

Can’t make the conference, but would like to be engaged with young water professionals? Why not read our Emerging Investigators series in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology – http://rsc.li/emerging-series

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Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition

The Membrane Technology Conference and Exposition is the annual conference organised jointly by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA). This year the conference is being held on 13-17th February in Long Beach, California. They aim to explore “the development and implementation of membrane technologies in water, wastewater, reuse, and industrial membrane systems as well as operation and maintenance of membrane equipment and facilities”. As well as technical sessions, the event also offers workshops, networking events and facility tours.

Register now to book your place!

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International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse

This event will bring together water managers, industry leaders, and cutting edge researchers from around the world to learn what’s working, what’s not and what’s next in water reuse policy and regulations, technology, operations, financing and public perception.

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 1, 2016

Check out the conference website to get all the latest information and submit your abstracts at: http://iwareuse2017

We look forward to seeing you there next year!


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Indo-UK Workshop on Nano-Biomaterials for Water Purification

Call for participants for the Indo-UK Workshop: Nano-Biomaterials for Water Purification

Kerala, India, 12th to 16th December 2016


Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund from the British Council, Dr Durai Prabhakaran Raghavalu Thirumalai (Bangor University, Bangor, UK) and Professor Sabu Thomas (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala) will be holding a workshop on nanomaterials for water purification in Kerala, India from 12–16 December 2016.

Advances in nanoscale science and engineering suggest that many of the current problems involving water quality could be resolved using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bio-active nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes and nanoparticle enhanced filtration among other products and processes from the development of nanotechnology. Recent developments in technology have resulted in breakthroughs in wastewater treatment for reuse. This progress includes membrane technology, which has emerged as a significant innovation for treatment and reclamation, as well as a leading process in the upgrade and expansion of wastewater treatment plants. Membrane filtration technologies form a promising avenue of research and innovation to provide effective and lasting solutions for adequate supplies of water of suitable quality to meet human, environmental and industrial needs. Our intention is to bring together the experience from India and UK researchers in order to discuss these topics and new targets in materials and chemistry for water purification.

Early Career Researchers from the UK or India are now invited to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of a short oral presentation and discuss this with established researchers from the UK and partner countries. There will be a focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants selected on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

If you would like more information about the workshop please contact Dr Durai Prabhakaran Raghavalu Thirumalai (durai.prabhakaran@bangor.ac.uk) or Professor Sabu Thomas (sabuchathukulam@yahoo.co.uk).

For more information on the Researcher Links Scheme please visit https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/researcher-links.

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Our International Symposium on Environmental Science

Day one (Chair, Professor Lizhong Zhu, Zhejiang Unviersity)

Comprising of two one day meetings, the International Symposium on Environmental Science was organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry in collaboration with Zhejiang University and the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

During the symposium, nearly 300 delegates attended to interact with four international speakers, who also serve as Editors of the three Environmental Science journals, and 16 Chinese speakers who are leading experts in their subject field. Sarah Ruthven, Editor of all three Environmental Science journals introduced the journals and answered questions raised by the audience.

Day one speakers

Day one:
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 5th June 2016
Kris McNeill, Chair of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, started the first session with a presentation on Environmental Photochemistry.

Day two:
Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 7th June 2016
Can Australia’s polluted urban river be swimmable again? Stuart Khan, University of New South Wales, Australia, Associate Editor of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology began the first session presenting his research.

Day two speakers

Day two (Chair, Professor Lianghong Guo, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences)

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts Associate Editor Heileen Hsu-Kim, Duke University, USA and Environmental Science: Nano Associate Editor Iseult Lynch, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, also presented their latest research.

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25th Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry

The 25th Japan Society for Environmental Chemistry Annual Meeting was held in Niigata, Japan on 8-10 June 2016.

During the award ceremony Hiromitsu Urakami from the Royal Society of Chemistry presented several certificates to poster prize winners on behalf of our environmental science journals.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology winner:

Suzumi Nishimura, Waseda University

Poster title: The Estimation of the Effect of Atmospheric Deposition and the Behaviour of Trace Metals in Stream Water in Mountains Neighbouring the Metropolitan Area

And the winners for the Environmental Science: Process & Impacts and Environmental Science: Nano poster prizes were Tomohiko Nakano, Onishi Ayaka and Kosuke Tanaka. More details can be found on our  ES: Processes & Impacts and ES:Nano blogs.

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Indo-UK Workshop on Clean Water through Advanced and Affordable Materials

Call for participants to workshop on: Indo-UK Workshop: Clean Water through Advanced and Affordable Materials. Chennai, India 8-10 August 2016.



Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund from the British Council, Dr David Jenkins (Plymouth University, UK)  and Dr Vasanthakumari (BS Abdur Rahman University, Chennai, India) will be holding a workshop on Water for Life in Chennai, India on 8-10 August 2016.

Early Career Researchers from the UK or India are now invited to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

The workshop will focus on some specific themes:

Session I: NanoMaterials and membranes

Session I will deal with all possible materials including nanomaterials such as Carbon nanopowders, Carbon nanotubes, Graphene, 2-dimensional materials, their nano-composites; Polymer membranes and their preparation; Polymer nanocomposite membrane preparation; status of manufacturing capability

Session II: Separation / Filtration technologies

Session II is intended to deal with all the separation and filtration technologies including nanofiltration and Reverse osmosis processes, their problem areas and solutions. Also this session will deal with the cost effective technologies available for obtaining portable filtration devices for use by common man, sustainable solutions

Session III: Waste water purification

Session III is to deal with waste water treatment covering the recent trends in treatment of various types of industry water, sewage water, waste water treatment in big colonies/ townships, universities, colleges for self containment, rain water harvesting measures


If you would like more information about the workshop please contact Dr David Jenkins (dfjjenkins@plymouth.ac.uk) and Dr Vasanthakumari (directorpntc@bsauniv.ac.in).

For more information on the Researcher Links Scheme please visit https://www.britishcouncil.org/education/science/researcher-links.

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International Water Reuse and Desalination Symposium

A two-day International Water Reuse & Desalination Symposium focused on climate resilient water solutions was held in Brisbane, Australia on the 4th and 5th of November.

This specialty conference was focused on practical aspects of water reuse and desalination, as well as relevant research being conducted in the US and Australia, and featured a blue ribbon assemblage of world-class experts on these two vital components of the water supply equation.

The picture shows Stuart Khan (on the right) presenting the Potable Reuse of Water collection

Editorial Board member and Associate Editor Stuart Khan attended this meeting and took this opportunity to present the Potable Reuse of Water collection included in issue 5 of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology.

“The delegates understood and appreciated that the focus of our journal is specifically targeted toward engineered systems. That focus makes it considerably more specialised than most of the other water research journals in the field.”

Stuart Khan, Associate Editor

The symposium was a success and the themed collection was very well received. Dedicated to recent advances associated with the potable reuse of water, issue 5 includes a comprehensive collection of papers highlighting research technology and engineering development at the leading edge of potable water reuse.

“There was a lot of interest from the conference participants in our journal. A number of them were authors of the papers presented in this potable reuse of water issue, and others had already submitted papers to our regular issues. The fact that the themed issue was so precisely targeted to one of the key conference themes was particularly appreciated, and all complimentary copies were eagerly snapped up,” Stuart added.

The issue to combine a variety of topics relevant to potable reuse of water. This includes but is not limited to technical innovations, human health risk assessments, monitoring strategies, sustainability assessments and novel applications.

Why not read the full collection now?

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