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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.




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

Notification of acceptance: 1 March 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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19-23 November 2018, Lanzarote, Spain
International Conference

While the impacts of microplastics in marine ecosystems have been reported in the literature since the 1970s, many questions remain open. MICRO 2018 provides an opportunity to share available knowledge, fill in gaps, identify new questions and research needs, and develop commitments to operationalise solutions; MICRO 2018 will be a chance to reconvene, share what we have learned, and generate momentum for the work that remains to be done.

Main topics to be addressed include:

  • Marine Ecosystems;
  • Freshwater bodies;
  • From Macro to Nano;
  • Social change and behaviour;
  • Human health;
  • Policy.

Abstract Deadline: 21 June 2018

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