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Course Coordinator: Dr. Margaret Graham (University of Edinburgh)
Contributors: Edinburgh, ETH, Florida, Keele, Montreal, Nanjing
Part 1 – Introductory Lectures
L1 (06/03) Bioavailability of Metals in Contaminated Soils (Sauve/Montreal)
L2 (13/03) Background concentrations of trace metals in soils (Ma/Florida)
L3 (20/03) Characterisation of Cr(VI)-Contaminated Urban Soils (Graham/UoE)
L4 (27/03) Antimony behaviour in shooting range soils (Schulin/ETH)
Part 2 – Contaminant Remediation – Case Studies
L5 (03/04) Remediation Methods for high-pH Cr(VI)-Contaminated Soils (Graham/UoE)
L6 (10/04) Earthworm-enhanced Remediation of Soil with Organic Contaminants (Ji/Nanjing)
L7 (17/04) Remediation of Mercury-contaminated Farming Soils (Zhong/Nanjing)
L8 (24/04) Phytoremediation of As-contaminated soils (Ma/Florida)
Part 3 – Environmental Risk Assessment and Regulation
L9 (01/05) Principles and practise of terrestrial ecotoxicology (Oliver/Keele)
L10 (08/05) Terrestrial ecotoxicology for chemical risk assessment (Oliver/Keele)
L11 (15/05) Case studies for retroactive and proactive soil risk assessments (Shaun Watmough/Trent University)
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The IIES is pleased to offer a new e-course to our online lecture series. This course titled, “Water Pollution Mitigation and Aquatic Remediation” will run every Wednesday from April 11 to June 20. An email will be sent out with a link to the access the lecture. If you do not receive this email please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org The lectures will be recorded each week and posted below.
Contributors: Arizona State University, University of Edinburgh, University of Hawaii, Johns Hopkins University, Nanjing University, National Taiwan University, Sun Yat-sen University and Trent University.
Each week join a faculty member from one of the contributing universities who will share their research and expertise. Lectures run approximately 45 minutes with a Q&A to follow. The lectures are FREE and are available to anyone interested. The lectures will be LIVE each week and will begin at:
08h00 EST (Canada/US)
20h00 CST (all of China, Taiwan and Macau)
Be sure to register online before the e-course begins (see above).
COURSE OUTLINE | WATER POLLUTION MITIGATION AND AQUATIC REMEDIATION E-COURSE | APRIL 11- JUNE 20, 2018
PART I – Water Treatment
April 11 | Lecture 1 | Introduction to water treatment | Paul Westerhoff, Arizona State University
April 18 | Lecture 2 | The formation and control of disinfection byproducts | Xin Yang, Sun Yat-sen Univeristy
Unfortunately there was a technical error during the lecture and it was not able to be recorded. Prof Yang has kindly provided her PPT presentation.
To download the PDF please click on the following link:
April 25 | Lecture 3 | Pollutants in the water distribution system | Yi-Pin Lin, National Taiwan University
PART II – Wastewater Treatment
May 2 | Lecture 4 | Occurrence and fate of organic contaminants in wastewater treatment| Carsten Prasse, Johns Hopkins University
May 9 | Lecture 5 | Biological treatment | Lin Ye, Nanjing University
May 16 | Lecture 6 | SANI process (sulphur associated wastewater treatment) | Hui Lu, Sun Yet-sen University
May 23 | Lecture 7 | Anaerobic biotechnology for bioenergy production | Samir Kumar Khanal, University of Hawaii
May 30 | Lecture 8 | Groundwater remediation and dual-biofilm barrier for treatment of chlorobenzenes | Edward J Bouwer, Johns Hopkins University
PART III – Aquatic Remediation and Recycling
June 6 | Lecture 9 | Removal of organic contaminants in water and wastewater using UV and ozonation technologies | Chris Metcalfe, Trent University
June 13 | Lecture 10 | Application potential of the UV/AA process in water treatment | Shujuan Zhang, Nanjing University
June 20 | Lecture 11 | Wastewater bioremediation with filamentous algae | Andrea Semiano, University of Edinburgh
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IIES FALL 2018 E-LECTURE SERIES
ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT (Expired)
COURSE COORDINATOR: HUY DANG, HUYDANG@TRENTU.CA
The IIES is pleased to offer a new e-course to our online lecture series. The course titled, “Environmental & Human Health Risk Assessment” will run every Wednesday from October 24, 2018, to January 16, 2019. The lectures will be recorded each week and posted below.
Contributors: University Tübingen; Terragraphics International Foundation (TIFO); University of Twente; Keele University; University of Waterloo; Herriot-Watt University; University of Edinburgh; Johns Hopkins University, BGC Engineering and University of Manitoba
Each week join a faculty member from one of the contributing universities share their research and expertise. Lectures run approximately 30-40 minutes with a Q&A to follow. The lectures are FREE and are available to anyone interested. The lectures will be LIVE each week and will begin at:
This Online Series has now EXPIRED
|Oct 24||I||Introduction to Risk Assessment||
|Introductory Lecture||Dr Beate Escher||University Tübingen, Germany|
|Environmental health risk assessment, management and communication||Dr Casey Bartrem||Terragraphics International Foundation (TIFO)|
|Analysing changing Multi-Hazard Risk for Decision Making||Dr Cees van Westen||University of Twente, Netherlands|
|Environmental Impact Assessment||Dr Ian Oliver||Keele University, UK|
|Nov 21||PART II||Environmental, Health, and Social Risks||5||Water system and society||Dr Larry Swatuk||University of Waterloo, Canada|
|Nov 28||II||6||Cancer risks from workplace and environmental chemicals||Dr John Cherrie||Herriot-Watt University, UK|
|Dec 5||II||7||Seismic hazards and risks from earthquakes||Dr Ian Main||University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Dec 12||II||8||Quantifying the health risks from air pollution||Dr Mathew Heal||University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Dec 19||PART III||Management of Emergent Risks||9||Occurrence of antimicrobial resistance genes in aquatic systems||Dr Edward Bouwer and Ms Hannah Gray||Johns Hopkins University, USA|
|Jan 9||III||10||Permafrost Engineering and Periglacial Risks||Dr Lukas Arenson||BGC Engineering and University of Manitoba, Canada|
|Jan 16||III||11||How safe are nanomaterials?||Dr Iseult Lynch||University of Birmingham, UK|
Available Recorded Lectures
Lecture 1 | Introductory Lecture | Dr Beate Escher (University Tübingen, Germany)
Lecture 2 | Environmental health risk assessment, management and communication | Dr Casey Bartrem (Terragraphics International Foundation (TIFO))
Lecture 3 | Analysing changing Multi-Hazard Risk for Decision Making | Dr Cees van Westen (University of Twente)
Lecture 4 | Environmental Impact Assessment | Dr Ian Oliver (Keele University)
Lecture 5 | Water system and society | Dr Larry Swatuk (University of Waterloo)
Lecture 6 | Cancer risks from workplace and environmental chemicals | Dr John Cherrie (Heriot-Watt University)
Lecture 7 | Seismic hazards and risks from earthquakes | Dr Ian Main (University of Edinburgh)
Lecture 8 | Quantifying the health risks from air pollution | Dr Mathew Heal (University of Edinburgh)
Lecture 9 | Occurrence of antimicrobial resistance genes in aquatic systems | Hannah Gray (John Hopkins University)
Lecture 10 | Permafrost Engineering and Periglacial Risks | Dr Lukas Arenson (BGC, University of Manitoba)
Lecture 11 | How safe are nanomaterials? | Dr Iseult Lynch (University of Birmingham)
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The IIES and Trent University’s Masters of Sustainability Studies Graduate Program are pleased to offer a FREE course on Ecological Economics to the IIES and external communities.
Students will explore how ecological economics helps to understand and affect economy-environment relationships, with a consideration of sustainability, economic efficiency, and distribution.
This course aims to develop literacy in ecological economics by increasing the knowledge and understanding of core economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy.
Develop practical skills in the discipline of ecological economics that will realize the following skills and competencies:
- appraising scholarly publications that focus on economy-environment interactions and dependencies;
- applying economic theory to analyze contemporary sustainability-based challenges and to strategize for solutions;
- succinctly communicating theory and solutions to an interdisciplinary audience, in writing and verbally.
The course will begin on January 10, 2019, at 18h00 EST and will run Thursdays from January 10-April 4, 2019. Please make sure to verify your local time adjustment. For further inquiries please contact Asaf Zohar, email@example.com or Eric Miller (instructor) firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete course overview please view the following PDF—> Ecological Economics WINTER 2019
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ACCESS THE COURSE:
https://trentu.zoom.us/j/495369036. (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux)
This link will not change for the duration of the course.
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IIES WINTER 2019 ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES
AIR POLLUTION & HUMAN HEALTH
HUY DANG, HUYDANG@TRENTU.CA
XIAOWEN ZENG, email@example.com
The IIES is pleased to offer an online seminar series titled, “Air Pollution & Human Health”. The series runs every Wednesday from February 20 to May 2, 2019 (May 2 is a Thursday, due to international holiday on May 1).
Contributors: York University, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnique University, Saint Louis University, Peking University, University of Eastern Finland, University of Melbourne, Central China Normal University and Fudan University.
Each week join a faculty member from one of the contributing universities share their research and expertise. Lectures run approximately 30-40 minutes with a Q&A to follow. The talks are FREE and are available to anyone interested. The seminars will be LIVE each week and will begin at:
08h00 EST (Canada/US) *Be sure to verify with your local time
For this series, the IIES will be awarding a Certificate of Completion to those who participate eight or more weeks.
PART I | THE AIR WE BREATHE
|1||Air Pollution and human health impacts||Prof. Shyamali Dharmage/ Dr. Gayan Bowatte||University of Melbourne (Australia)|
|FEB 27||2||Chemistry of the atmosphere||Prof. Robert McLaren||York University (Canada)|
|MAR 06||3||Quantifying the health risks from air pollution||Prof. Zhengmin Qian||Saint Louis University (USA)|
|MAR 13||4||Air particle sampling and collection||Dr. Ari Leskinen||Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland)|
PART II | OUTDOOR AIR POLLUTION
|5||The Health Effects of Indoor Particles Exposure and the Intervention||Prof. Zhuohui Zhao||Fudan University (China)|
|MAR 27||6||Exposure to Air Pollution Mixtures in an Indigenous Community in the Heart of the Oil Sands||Prof. Jeffrey Brook||University of Toronto (Canada)|
|APR 03||7||Health impact of China’s Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan||Prof. Guoxing Li||Peking University School of Public Health (China)|
|APR 10||8||Air Pollution and Cardiorespiratory Disease and Cancer||Prof. Caroline Lodge||University of Melbourne (Australia)|
PART II | Continued
|9||Air Pollution and Central Nervous System Diseases||Prof. Katja Kanninen||University of Eastern Finland (Finland)|
|APR 24||10||Differential Toxicities and Contributing Chemicals in Urban PM2.5 of China||Prof. Xiang-dong Li||Hong Kong Polytechnique University (China)|
|MAY 02||11||The Indoor Air Pollutants and their Toxicity||Prof. Rui Li||Central China Normal University (China)|
Lecture 1 | Introduction to Air Pollution and Human Health | Dr. Gayan Bowatte/Melbourne
Lecture 2 | Chemistry of the Atmosphere | Prof. Robert McLaren/York
Lecture 3 | Quantifying the health risks from air pollution | Prof. Zhengmin Qian/Saint Louis University
Lecture 4 | Air particle sampling and collection | Dr. Ari Leskinen/FMI
Lecture 5 |The Health Effects of Indoor Particles Exposure and the Intervention | Prof. Zhuohui Zhao/Fudan University
Lecture 6 | Exposure to Air Pollution Mixtures in an Indigenous Community in the Heart of the Oil Sands | Prof. Jeffrey Brook/University of Toronto
Lecture 7 | Health impact of China’s Air Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan | Prof. Guoxing Li/Peking University
Lecture 8 | Air Pollution and Cardiorespiratory Disease and Cancer | Prof. Caroline Lodge/University of Melbourne
Lecture 9 | Air Pollution and Central Nervous System Diseases | Prof. Katja Kanninen/University of Eastern Finland
Lecture 10 | Differential Toxicities and Contributing Chemicals in Urban PM2.5 of China | Prof. Xiang-dong Li/Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Lecture 11 | Indoor Air Pollutants and their toxicity | Prof. Rui Li/Central China Normal University
University of Toulon, Toulon, France+ Learn More
Trent University and the University of Toulon present:
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN MARINE SYSTEMS FIELD COURSE*
MAY 9-16, 2020
The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most complex marine ecosystems, characterized by a rich and diverse biota. However, human-driven pressures such as global climate change and bio-invasions currently affect its integrity. In addition, the coastal areas are experiencing the environmental impacts of industry, tourism, agriculture and climate change. All these factors result in water shortage, habitat loss, and chemical pollution.
This field course will introduce students to the environmental challenges in the southeastern area of France (Northwestern Mediterranean Sea). The course will be highly oceanography-focused, as it is based out of the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) and the University of Toulon and in partnership with IFREMER (French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Oceans).
*This course is not available for credit for IIES member students but is a learning opportunity for those interested in oceanography and the environmental impacts on marine systems particularly in the Mediterranean.
- Must be a current student enrolled at an IIES member institution in a related field (undergraduate or graduate level).
- As there will be swimming involved in the course, students must have proof of their ability to swim.
- Students must provide evidence of travel insurance, including health and accident insurance.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: As there is limited space available please register by:
DECEMBER 20, 2019
The IIES will cover participation fees for IIES member students, including residence, transportation costs around Toulon-Marseille and field course components (e.g., oceanographic boats, sampling and analysis).
Students will be responsible for organizing and paying for their own flights to/from Marseille, their own meals during the trip and some transportation ie. to and from the airport.
The course consists of a field trip to Toulon with 50 hours of intensive contact time with the instructor but as well with co-instructors from the MIO and University of Toulon. Students will interact with Ph.D. candidates from the University of Toulon (“Sea and Sciences” Ph.D. program) to create international research teams.
By the end of the course, students should be able to acquire knowledge and understand:
- The environmental issues affecting the coastal area of the Mediterranean Sea.
- Challenges to enacting sustainable solutions to these environmental issues.
- Efforts and policy at national and European scales to mitigate these critical environmental issues.
FIELD TRIP | May 9 – 16, 2020
May 9 | students arrive at the airport of Marseille, transportation to the local residence (https://www.gavaresse.fr).
+ Water management:
o Water sources: Faron Mountain and the Dardenne Dam, water supply to the Eygoutier watershed.
o Risk of saline intrusion: observation of the Mediterranean rivers, evaluation of fluvial water flow, visit of the Gapeau anti-salt dam.
o Visit of the saline wetland of Almanare and its remarkable biodiversity: 200 bird species and 300 plant species.
o Visit of the protected Port Cros Island, the heart of the national park, snorkelling survey, fish observation (optional).
+ Water pollution:
o Visit of the Toulon harbour, identification of major anthropogenic activities that may affect the water quality (French Marine Naval bases, Corsica Ferries, aquaculture farms).
o Field sampling for microplastics in Toulon Bay and analysis at the University of Toulon.
o Visit of the wastewater treatment Amphitrea and transport to the Calanque de Cortiou where treated wastewater is directly discharged into the Marine Preservation Zone. Students will conduct in situ measurements using oceanographic probes deployed from boats to evaluate the impacts of treated water discharges.
+ Institutional and political structure:
o Visit of Ifremer: oceanographic vessels, sea gliders, Remotely Operated Vehicles. Sampling operation with VORTEX, a submarine robot. (https://www.flotteoceanographique.fr/Services/Moyens-d-essais-de-la-Flotte/VORTEX)
o Presentation of the Métropole Toulon Provence Méditerranée, an intercommunal structure (population of 431,738) responsible for the management in terms of economics, regional and urban policy, transport, environment, education.
Course policy on behaviour and conduct during the field trip:
Students will be expected to adhere to the rules and regulations for residents posted. Students who do not uphold their responsibilities will be asked to leave and make alternative arrangements for accommodation and/or flight at their own cost. Every student is responsible for contributing to making the course safe, inclusive and respectful. Students must refrain from conduct that threatens or endangers the health, safety, wellbeing or dignity of any other person. Each student who chooses to consume alcohol is obliged to do so responsibly and to ensure their personal safety and wellbeing and that of others. Possessing, using or trafficking drugs that are illegal in France and/or Canada is prohibited.
- Students must understand that there are risks associated with participating in the field course and these risks and the procedures for mitigating them will be clearly communicated to the students by the course instructor before the course begins.
- All students who want to participate in exercises in France that involve swimming and/or snorkelling must provide proof of a swimmer evaluation test at their own expense.
- Students must have proof of travel insurance (health and accident)