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Environmental Sciences: Water
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

June 24-29, 2018

Location

Holderness School
Holderness, NH Site Information

Organizers

Chair:
William A. Arnold

Vice Chair:
Helen Hsu-Kim

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 27, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

The 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences: Water will feature a program of leading researchers whose work strives to improve aquatic resources and protect public health. Many of the challenges in the environmental aquatic sciences rely on the ability to work at the intersections of traditional disciplines, especially as we strive to enrich our understanding of fundamental processes and develop solutions to meet these challenges. For example, the production of food, energy, and material resources for the modern world requires new developments in separation technologies, water treatment, and systems engineering to meet the demand. The protection of water resources, particularly in areas vulnerable to global change, requires an understanding of chemical and biological phenomena across broad scales. Exposures to hazardous chemicals require knowledge of human-environment interactions, and recent developments in new materials and technologies could lead to opportunities to reduce exposures and remediate contaminated settings. The 2018 Environmental Science: Water GRC will feature a program of thought-provoking research in the areas of sustainable water and material resources, chemical exposures and health outcomes, and new technologies for water.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Environmental Sciences: Water" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

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Royal Society of Chemistry - Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts
Royal Society of Chemistry - Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology

Session Titles

The Conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by November 15, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Molecular- to Global-Scale Phenomena in Aquatic Systems
  • Oxidation Processes and Contaminant Transformations
  • Resource Recovery from Water Systems
  • Persistent Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance
  • Impacts of Energy Resource Production
  • Toxicant Exposure and Outcomes
  • Microplastics
  • Novel Materials for Water
  • Reinventing the Toilet
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