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Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products
Gordon Research Conference

Conference Information

Status

Active

Initial Year

2006

Discipline

Chemical

Categories

Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

The aim of this conference is to have the latest research presented on drinking water disinfection by-products (DBPs). To this end, new research is presented from occurrence, formation, epidemiology, toxicology, and human exposure studies, including researchers from these different scientific disciplines. Drinking water disinfection by-products, which are formed by the reaction of natural organic matter with disinfectants (chlorine, ozone, chlorine dioxide, chloramines), have been linked to a number of human health effects, including bladder cancer and reproductive/developmental effects (e.g., spontaneous abortion and birth defects). There is significant uncertainty regarding which chemical by-products may be contributing to these effects, and there is significant uncertainty regarding the DBPs formed by the newer alternative disinfectants (chloramination, ozonation, and treatment with chlorine dioxide). In addition, there is new research showing DBPs from the reaction of disinfectants with source water contaminants (including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and algal toxins).

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products
Disinfection 2100: Linking Engineering, Chemistry, Toxicology and Epidemiology to Reduce Exposure to Toxicity Drivers While Curtailing Pathogens
Jul 30 - Aug 4 Mount Holyoke College William A. Mitch
2015 Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products
Charting the Horizons of Interdisciplinary Research and Application in Water Disinfection, By-Products, Water Reuse and Public Health
Aug 9-14 Mount Holyoke College Michael Plewa
2012 Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products Aug 5-10 Mount Holyoke College Manolis Kogevinas
2009 Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products Aug 9-14 Mount Holyoke College Benjamin Blount
2006 Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products
Integrating Occurrence and Formation, Exposure, Toxicity and Epidemiology
Aug 13-18 Mount Holyoke College Susan Richardson
Mark Nieuwenhuijsen
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