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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.




8-13 September 2019, Krakow, Poland
14th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP 2019)

The overall theme of ICMGP 2019 is: Bridging knowledge on global mercury with environmental responsibility, human welfare and policy response. Considerable scientific knowledge has been developed on sources and emissions of mercury, its pathways and cycling through the environment, human exposure and impacts on human health. Major synthesis of this scientific knowledge has been presented at a previous Conference in Providence in 2017. The conference in Krakow will focus on application of research results for the implementation of the objectives and targets of the Minamata Convention. The discussion at the Conference will also be directed towards identification of new areas of research and policy actions to make this implementation more efficient.

There are four major themes of this discussion defined within the following questions:

  • How is mercury cycling changing on the global, regional and local scales in response to perturbations caused by major anthropogenic drivers of the environmental change. 
  • What is the relative risk of mercury exposure to human health and wildlife in the context of human welfare?
  • How can technological development contribute to the reduction of mercury exposure and improvement of environmental responsibility? How will industry achieve more control of Hg emissions, handle waste products, and clean up contaminated site?
  • How can scientific knowledge contribute to the implementation and effectiveness of the Minamata Conventions and other regulatory agreements? How important is the integration and implementation of emerging and future mercury research into the policy making?

The Conference will gather about 800 scientists, policy makers, experts from industry and producers of equipment for mercury emissions reduction and mercury concentrations and exposure monitoring. Prof. Jozef Pacyna is the Chairman of the Conference with Prof. Jerzy Falandysz and Prof. Janusz Golas as co-Chairmen.

Abstract Deadline: 4 March 2019

Registration Deadline: 8 July 2019

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11-13 September 2019, Boston, US
11th International Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium (IPSW 2019)

The main programme of IPSW 2019 will comprise invited and contributed talks, poster presentationspanel discussions and workshops. The scientific focus of the meeting will be on the use of in situ passive samplers for environmental monitoring and risk assessment. With the continued maturation of passive sampling, this meeting will provide opportunities to share knowledge and experiences related to specific practical applications of these tools, novel uses, regulatory acceptance, and future directions of study.

The platform helps communication of important topics on the use of the latest techniques for passive sampling of undesirable substances, but also to develop educational activities that are part of various projects.

The IPSW may also be used as a venue for satellite workshops related to practical methods basic skills, or international research projects.

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28-29 November 2019, Barcelona, Spain
2nd International Conference on Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Further to the success of the first International conference on Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment ICRAPHE (Paris, 2016) the 2nd edition will take place in Barcelona, Spain, on 28-29 November 2019.

The conference will address the following themes:

  • Environmental Monitoring in the Water Cycle and Food
  • Sewage Epidemiology
  • Ecological and Health Effects, Hazards and Risks
  • Degradation and Remediation Technologies
  • Wastewater Reuse and Plant Uptake

This conference aims to capture outstanding examples of active research in this field and to draw the attention to future research needs.
For those interested in submitting a full manuscript, a Virtual Special Issue will be planned in one of the Elsevier journals.


Oral presentations from 1st March to 1st June
Poster presentations from 1st March to 1st October
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