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ExpiredSoil Contamination and Remediation: Live E-lecture Series

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Course Coordinator: Dr. Margaret Graham (University of Edinburgh)

Contributors: Edinburgh, ETH, Florida, Keele, Montreal, Nanjing

Content Outline 

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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ExpiredWater Pollution Mitigation and Aquatic Remediation E-Course

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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: juliacolley@trentu.ca 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)
13h00 BST 
14h00 CEST
15h00 EEST
19h00 ICT 
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:

Lecture 2 | The formation and control of disinfection byproducts | Xin Yang | April 18

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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ExpiredEnvironmental & Human Health Risk Assessment E-Course (Complete)

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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

DATE

PART TOPIC LECTURE TITLE LECTURER

AFFILIATION

Oct 24 I Introduction to Risk Assessment

1

Introductory Lecture Dr Beate Escher University Tübingen, Germany
Oct 31 I

2

Environmental health risk assessment, management and communication Dr Casey Bartrem Terragraphics International Foundation (TIFO)
Nov 7 I

3

Analysing changing Multi-Hazard Risk for Decision Making Dr Cees van Westen University of Twente, Netherlands
Nov 14 I

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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)

https://youtu.be/FN6sq6FlOQA  

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, azohar@trentu.ca or Eric Miller (instructor) emiller@trentu.ca.

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

COURSE COORDINATOR: HUY DANG, HUYDANG@TRENTU.CA

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

PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ACCESS THE SEMINAR SERIES:

https://trentu.zoom.us/j/683842567

For this series, the IIES will be awarding a Certificate of Completion to those who participate eight or more weeks.

Tentative Schedule:

DATE      PART LECTURE  TITLE LECTURER

AFFILIATION

FEB 20

PART I | THE AIR WE BREATHE

1 Air Pollution and human health impacts Prof. Shyamali Dharmage 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)
MAR 20

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)
APR 17

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)
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