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2-3 December 2014, Barcelona, Spain
Pharmaceuticals in wastewaters and surface waters under multistressors situation: Fate, Adverse effects, Risks and Removal Technologies

The three EU projects (GLOBAQUA, CYTOTHREAT and ENDETECH) funded under the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme together with SCARCE, Programme supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, have joined efforts to prepare a unique conference in which pharmaceuticals will be considered from a multidisciplinary perspective. The Conference is planned in form of oral talks, posters and discussions, where experts from different fields can share their knowledge.






Deadline for abstracts submission: 30 September 2014

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12 November 2014, London, UK
Can we afford NOT to monitor priority pollutans?

The aim of this conference is to bring together leading experts in the field of priority substances listed in Annex X of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The event will discuss potential issues associated with the implementation of the Directive 2013/39/EC relating to priority substances in the field of water policy. It will also help to disseminate information on the development and validation of new test methods for monitoring priority pollutants. The cost of the sampling and analysis is going to be excessive unless some sanity is brought  to bear on the proposed environmental quality standard limits associated with this new Directive. This meeting will aim to establish what is cost-effectively feasible.


Workshop flyer/ Registration form

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27-29 October 2014, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

DBP 2014: Disinfection By-products in drinking water

This international Conference will be organised by IWW Water Centre (DE), RSC (UK) and SCI (UK). A scientific poster session and an exhibition related to the topics of the conference will be included. It is expected that more than 200 attendees from all over Europe will take part. You will have the opportunity to talk to decision-makers from water companies and regulators. The relevant scientific community will also be present.

The themes of the conference are:

  • Emerging disinfection by-products
  • Water treatment including advanced treatment processes
  • Water recycling
  • Online and laboratory-based monitoring
  • Health and toxicology aspects of DBP
  • DBP regulations and the future.


First announcement and call for paper

Second announcement and call for paper

Exhibition opportunities


Deadline for oral abstracts submission: 30 June 2014

Deadline for posters submission: 19 September 2014


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19-22 August 2014, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
4th International Conference on Occurrence, fate, effects and analysis of emerging contaminants in the environment

This meeting will bring scientists from across the globe together to discuss their latest research findings on the fast changing topic of emerging contaminants. A plenary session format will be used for the entire program (e.g. no concurrent sessions) in order to provide all speakers an undivided audience and the attendees the opportunity to see every presentation.

Topical themes for EmCon2014 include:

  • Sources and exposure pathways
  • Treatment processes and technologies
  • Waste, wastewater recycling and reuse
  • Sampling, analytical and characterization methods
  • Fate and transport in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Aquatic and terrestrial effects
  • Risk assessment, risk management, regulations and policy frameworks


First announcement and call for paper

Deadline for abstracts submission: 14 March 2014.

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24-29 August 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
The 20th Mass Spectrometry conference

The 20th IMSC is organised by the Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry (SGMS) together with the French Mass Spectrometry Society (SFSM) and the Division of Mass Spectrometry of the Italian Chemical Society (DSM).




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31st August -  4 September 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress

The 5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress will take place between the 31st of August and the 4th of September 2014 in the heart of Istanbul at the best season of the city.

The scientific programme will cover:

  1. Environment and resources
  2. Chemistry and society
  3. Materials
  4. Synthesis and catalysis
  5. Chemistry for and in Life Sciences

Within “Environment and resources” session the following themes will be addressed:

  1. Environmental contaminants of emerging concern
  2. Water quality and food production
  3. Natural resources and mining
  4. Advanced oxidation processes for water treatment
  5. Air quality

Call for paper

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15 May 2014: deadline for abstract submission

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31st August - 5th September 2014, Madrid, Spain 
34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants DIOXIN'2014

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 34th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants – Dioxin 2014. The Dioxin conference is the worldwide biggest meeting which brings together a unique multidisciplinary group of delegates with a common interest in Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants. The Symposium will offer a high quality scientific programme combining both traditional topics and emerging issues.

The scientific program will consist of a number of sessions based on 7 main scientific topics and some special sessions:

  1. Analysis of emerging and legacy persistent organic contaminants
  2. Sources, formation and transformation
  3. Environmental levels, transport and fate
  4. Ecosystems and wildlife species
  5. Toxicology
  6. Human exposure and epidemiology
  7. Regulation, policy, risk assessment and life cycle management


Deadline for abstracts submissions: 5 June 2014

For online registration click here


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16 June 2014, Brussels, Belgium

EWA Seminar: A Guide to the EU Water Policy


Waters do not respect political or administrative boundaries, neither on pollution nor on floods. Based on these facts, planning and decisions in water management are increasingly shaped by EU legislation and initiatives, as well as river basin conventions under international law. Addressing future challenges and approaches, the European Parliament on 3 July 2012 adopted a comprehensive resolution. An understanding of legal basis, context and decision-taking mechanisms are thus of increasing importance for policy makers and planners at all levels.


The EU Water Policy Seminar by EWA will present:

  • Overview of EU institutions and EU decision-making process
  • "Who is who in water"" in the EU?
  • EU water legislation and water-related policy


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26-28 May 2014, The Algarve, Portugal
12th International conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution

The Water Pollution 2014 conference organised by Wessex Institute of Technology, UK is the 12th International Conference in the series of Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution.

Conference topics:

  • Water quality
  • Groundwater and aquifer issues
  • Environmental monitoring and control
  • Water management
  • Remediation
  • Pollution prevention
  • Lakes and rivers
  • Agricultural contamination
  • Wastewater treatment and management
  • Offshore pollution and oil spills
  • Emerging technologies
  • Biosensors and biosystems
  • Health risk studies
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Pharmaceutical and pesticides pollution
  • Monitoring and modelling integration
  • Risk assessment


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11-15 May 2014, Basel, Switzerland
24th SETAC Europe Annual meeting

The scientific programme of this SETAC Annual Meeting will consist of 74 sessions amongst 10 main tracks. This is including 9 tracks for parallel sessions and 1 track for special sessions. Session descriptions can be found at on the tracks as listed below:


  • Aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology
  • Landscape ecotoxicology and management, ecosystem services
  • Environmental and analytical chemistry
  • Emerging contaminants and effects
  • Fate and effects of nanomaterials
  • Exposure, bioavailability and bioaccumulation
  • Effect modelling and predictive toxicology
  • Life cycle analysis and sustainability
  • Risk assessment, regulation and public perception
  • Special sessions

30 Nov 2013: deadline for submission of abstracts

15 Mar 2014: deadline early registration


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10-11 March 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Novel tools and methods for the screening of chemicals for developmental neurotoxicity


The main objective of the workshop is to bring together people working in the field of chemical exposure and developmental neurotoxicity. Worldwide, serious concern has arisen about the increased incidence of learning and developmental disorders in children. From a scientific point of view, there is no doubt that exposure to neurotoxic chemicals during brain development can adversely affect learning and development.

The workshop will focus on tools and methods for screening of neurotoxic effects, but also on (subclinical) effects on learning (cognitive skills) and developmental disorders in children (e.g. ADHD, autism spectrum disorders).  Another topic is the use of biomarkers in the field of (developmental) neurotoxicity. The workshop will also present and discuss findings obtained by the EU-funded DENAMIC project (www.denamic‐, which investigates neurotoxic effects of low-concentration mixtures of pesticides and a number of common environmental pollutants in children.


Workshop flyer and registration form

Workshop scientific programme


28 Feb 2014: deadline early registration