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This page will be regularly updated with information and useful links to other relevant conferences and workshops in the field of emerging environmental pollutants.




23-24 November 2017, Leipzig, Germany
Persistent and Mobile Organic Chemicals in the Water Cycle: Linking science, technology and regulation to protect drinking water quality

This workshop, organised as part of the  Water JPI PROMOTE project, aims at analysing the challenges with Persistent and Mobile Organic Chemicals (PMOCs) in water cycles, discussing consequences for drinking water quality and elaborating solutions that technology and regulation may provide.
Persistent and mobile organic chemicals (PMOCs) are emerging as an important class of potential drinking water contaminants. The intrinsic properties of PMOCs make these chemicals likely to break through into drinking water.

The workshop will address the following topics:

  • Definition, determination and occurrence of PMOCs in the water cycle
  • Consequences for drinking water quality
  • Technologies that can act as barriers against PMOCs in the water cycle
  • Options to reduce PMOC Loads
  • Water quality standards for PMOCs

Call for posters: abstract submission for posters is open until 30 September 2017

Registration until 30 September 2017 at:






16-17 January 2018, Brussels, Belgium
Final conference of the EU research project MARS: Managing multiple stress for multiple benefits in aquatic ecosystems

Over the last four years, the EU research project MARS investigated into multi-stress effects on European surface waters, supporting their management under the Water Framework Directive. 

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.

The scientific conference is open to the public on January 16 +17 (Tuesday+Wednesday).
The MARS internal meeting for project partners only is on January 15 + 18 (Monday+Thursday).

Registration until 6 November 2017 at:


More information here

25-28 June 2018, Oslo, Norway
6th International Conference on emerging environmental contaminants (EmCon2018)

EmCon and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) are pleased to invite you to the next international conference in the EmCon series meeting where we bring together scientists to present and discuss the latest research on all aspects regarding emerging contaminants.

This conference provides an excellent forum for presenting the latest research on all aspects related to the rapidly evolving topic of emerging contaminants across all environmental compartments (e.g. surface water, groundwater, bed sediment, soil, air, tissue, etc.). Contributions are sought on the sources and exposure pathways, treatment processes and technologies, sampling, analytical methods and approaches, effects in aquatic and terrestrial environments, risk assessment and management and the regulations and policy relating to all aspects of emerging contaminants.


Abstract Deadline: 15 January 2018

Registration Deadline: 15 May 2018

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10-12 October 2018, Limassol, Cyprus
XENOWAC II 2018 Conference

Nireas International Water Research Center (Nireas-IWRC) of the University of Cyprus is proud to announce the XENOWAC II conference, a decade after the first XENOWAC conference (XENOWAC I) took place in Cyprus in March 2009. The Conference embraces the work performed in the framework of NEREUS COST Action ES1403 and H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530 ANSWER, both coordinated by Nireas-IWRC

The conference will address the following topics:

  • A new perspective on wastewater contaminants – Is it about time to look for THE contaminant?
  • The deeper we look . . . the more numerous the risks are?
  • Wastewater once . . . wastewater forever?
  • How can we create a Blue Circle Society?

Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2018

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