Posted on behalf of NRPOP Lab, Memorial University.
Oct 16-17, 2017
The Sheraton Hotel, St. John’s, NL
We are happy to invite you to join us for a symposium on Persistent and Emerging Organic PoLlution in cold and coastal Environments (PEOPLE 2017), which will take place in St. John’s, NL, Canada, on October 16-17, 2017. You will be immersed not only in thought-provoking sessions but the breathtaking oceanscape in the oldest city in North America.
Many persistent and emerging pollutants, such as petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides, disinfection by products, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, chemical surfactants, organic nanoparticles, microplastics, are toxic, bio-accumulative, non-regulated and currently not included in regulatory guidelines. Understanding their fate, behavior, environmental and health impacts in cold and coastal environments and developing pollution prevention, control and remediation technologies are essential for evidence-based policy/decision making and sustainable development. This symposium will be the first event of the PEOPLE Network events in order to help address the knowledge and technical gaps, and bring direct benefits to academia, government and industry, as well as communities and especially indigenous people in terms of R&D, policy making, technology transfer, education and training, and public engagement.
The event focuses on, but not limited to, the persistent and emerging organic pollution with topics in the following aspects:
Pollutant fate and behavior (eps. in aquatic and soil environments)
Pollution monitoring and sample analysis
Source reduction and pollution prevention
Water safety and water/wastewater treatment
Enhanced and new remediation technologies
Environmental nanotechnology and biotechnology
Vulnerability analysis and exposure/risk assessment
Pollution modeling, system optimization, and decision making
Environmental emergency response
Toxicological and ecological effects
Health and community impact assessment
Socio-economic effect analysis
Community engagement (eps. indigenous communities in northern and coastal regions)
Education and training for students, professional and communities
For more information and to Register: http://www.engr.mun.ca/NRPOP/Web/index.php/people2017/