August 21 2016
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
August 21, 2016 - November 4, 2016
On behalf of the organizing committee it gives us great pleasure to invite you to the International Institute for Environmental Studies (IIES) Scientific Workshop, which will be held at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland, August 21-24, 2016. The theme of the Kuopio workshop is aimed at raising the IIES profile in communicating effectively not only amongst researchers but also with representatives from government agencies and the industry, covering cross disciplinary studies in environmental research.
The workshop will be a forum where participants can describe current research ideas, share ideas, identify important problems, as well as formulate future research directions and enhance their international collaboration. The venue also guarantees a successful technical meeting amidst the beautiful lake scenery of Kuopio.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Kuopio and hope your stay will both be rewarding and enjoyable!
For more information please visit the University of Eastern Finland’s website
October 31 2016
Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou Shi, China
October 31, 2016 - November 4, 2016
The workshop will address soil contamination and remediation, with special focus on the reclamation and valorization of mine sites. The objective is to bring together scientists to exchange about their experience and projects on the following subjects of mutual interest: functioning and evolution of mine soils/brownfields, geochemistry, environmental and ecological issues, site restoration, biomass production, agromining, political and regulatory issues. Industrial partners will be welcomed to discuss about the technologies in use and in perspective for soil remediation, restoration, and reuse of industrial and mine sites.
For more information please visit the Sun Yat-sen website.
March 6 2017
March 6, 2017 - May 15, 2017
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)
July 23 2017
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
July 23, 2017 - July 26, 2017
The 3rd Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop will be held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China from July 23-26, 2017. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Low Carbon Development—Responding Post-Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Energy Transmission and Innovation which is also being sponsored by the IIES, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University with the GlobalTech Alliance. The two meetings will be held simultaneously and will offer participants the opportunity to meet colleagues from a wider range of institutions and to participate in both meetings.
Abstract submission is now closed for the International Conference on Low Carbon Development.
More information on the International Conference on Low Carbon Development Invitation (pdf).
IIES Session Topics:
- Atmospheric Pollution – Health Interactions
- Collaborative Projects – Ongoing or prospective
- Green Technology
- Low Carbon Economies – Technology and policy
- Soil Resources – Contamination and remediation
- Water Resources – Contamination and remediation
Preliminary Agenda 3rd Annual Meeting (pdf). Please note this is a draft agenda for the meeting, the sessions will be realigned once abstracts have been submitted and depending on numbers of submissions in the various categories.
Participants from non-IIES institutions are warmly welcomed to attend. For IIES participants there is no registration fee. As well, meals and accommodation will be provided. For non-IIES participants, there is a registration fee of $400 USD or 3,000 RMB, which includes meeting materials and meals during the meeting days.
Some travels funds are available for graduate students from IIES member institutions, within this limited financial budget student travel grants will be considered based on institution and disciplinary background. For those looking for travel grants, please register online and indicate that you are interested in a travel grant in the checkbox. Preference will be given to those who register early.
Registration and abstract submission deadline has been extended until June 15, 2017.
We encourage those planning to attend from countries for which a visa for China is required to register as soon as possible so that we can provide the letter of invitation required to obtain a visa.
For further information please contact:
Julia Colley, Administrative Assistant, International Institute for Environmental Studies
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +1 705-748-1011 ext. 6438
April 11 2018
April 11, 2018 - June 20, 2018
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: email@example.com 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
June 18 2018
Nanjing University, Nanjing Shi, China
June 18, 2018
UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION
FATE AND EFFECTS OF CHEMICALS AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN HUMANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The IIES in partnership with Nanjing University is hosting a summer learning opportunity for undergraduate students finishing 3rd year and intending to register for their final year. Join more than 15 faculty from top international universities who will share their research and expertise.
Travel grants are available for up to 20 students. Accommodations provided by Nanjing University. Participants will be expected to pay for their own meals.
As travel support is limited, please register soon.
———–Registration is now CLOSED for this event————
July 1 2018
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
July 1, 2018 - July 3, 2018
4th ANNUAL IIES SCIENCE AND POLICY WORKSHOP
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND | JULY 1-3, 2018
We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop hosted this year by the University of Edinburgh and held at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI). Participants will gain insight into the current research in the many fields of environmental science, policy and planning. And will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from our partner institutions and from external universities and agencies as well. For students, this is a chance to share their research and build potential collaborative relationships at an international level.
DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP PROGRAMME (Includes venue locations and maps)
If you have any questions or require any further information please contact:
Dr Margaret Graham, Reader at University of Edinburgh, Workshop Coordinator
Julia Colley, Administrative Assistant, International Institute for Environmental Studies
What to see and do in Edinburgh?
The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh comprises two architecturally distinct areas: The Old Town dating from medieval times and The New Town with its renowned Georgian splendour. Both were granted UNESCO Wold Heritage Status in 1995 and attract millions of visitors all year round.
Edinburgh Castle (stands at the head of the Old Town; the Crown Jewels, the Stone of Destiny, Mons Meg, the One-o-clock Gun and the Prisons of War are among the highlights that can be viewed here)
The Royal Mile (a succession of streets forming the main route through the Old Town
St. Gile’s Cathedral (also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle, a statue of John Knox, medieval stonework and many stained glass windows)
The Palace of Holyroodhouse (the Queen’s official Edinburgh residence and the home of Scottish royal history; Mary Queen of Scots lived here for about 6 years from 1651 while Prince Charles Edward Stuart stayed here for 6 weeks in 1745)
Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat (the park is adjacent to the Holyrood Palace and is a short walk from the Royal Mile; Arthur’s Seat is the highest peak of the hills within the park; a series of cliffs known as the Salisbury Crags are also a major feature of the Edinburgh skyline; St. Anthony’s Chapel, dating from the 15th century, and Duddingston Loch are also found within the park)
Note: robust walking boots are required for the ascent to Arthur’s Seat and the walking paths should be followed, although these can be indistinct in places
Princes Street Gardens (in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, these gardens date back to the 1760s following the draining of the Nor Loch and the building of the New Town)
Scottish National Portrait Gallery (the world’s first purpose-built portrait gallery, opening in 1889; it hosts many famous portraits including those of Mary Queen of Scots, Prince Charles Edward Stuart and Robert Burns)
Tours in Edinburgh
We look forward to seeing you in July!
October 24 2018
October 24, 2018 - January 16, 2019
IIES FALL 2018 E-LECTURE SERIES
ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT
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.
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK EACH WEEK: https://trentu.zoom.us/j/352347342
(Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android) The above link is to be used for the duration of the course.
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:
08h00 EST (Canada/US)
*Be sure to verify with your local time
Register online before the e-course begins.
|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))
October 29 2018
Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou Shi, China
October 29, 2018 - November 2, 2018
LIA ECOLAND Workshop 2018
The 11thSino-French International Workshop on Contaminated Soil Remediation:
Innovations for the circular economy by recycling secondary resources
October 29 – November 2, 2018 Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou/Shenzhen, China
Organizers: Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), University of Lorraine (UL) and the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
Context of the workshop: the joint lab ECOLAND, created in December 2015, is the outcome of a fruitful cooperation between two laboratories, the LSE of the University of Lorraine (UL) and INRA and the LEPCRT of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), around pollution issues and remediation of soil and water.
The LIA ECOLAND project is to help restore value to territories marked by persistent pollution, and to support the development of ecosystem services through the implementation of appropriate strategies for the management of polluted sites and soils.
The LIA ECOLAND leads many projects and supports the exchange of researchers and young talents. It is also the gate for other partners and allows the creation of innovation opportunities not only in the field but also in other related fields.
Objectives of the 2018 workshop: in an economic and environmental context where the circular economy is becoming increasingly important, the LIA proposes to organize the 2018 meeting on the recycling of territories and abandoned secondary materials in order to develop innovation and new French and Chinese scientific and industrial partnerships for the creation of new activities in these sectors.
This approach is starting to be developed in France, and particularly in the Environment and Agronomy Division (EA) at INRA and at the University of Lorraine (UL) within the framework of the LabEx “Ressources21” and the OTELo (Geosciences) scientific clusters, and EMPP (Energy, Mechanics, Processes, Products). It is also under construction at SYSU, with the recent recruitment of a large number of scientists, who offer a wide range of skills in this scientific and technological sector.
The aim is to analyze value-added sectors and abandoned secondary resources (polluted soils, waste, sediments) by focusing on end-products with a high added value intended for industrial use. For example, a polluted soil generally perceived as a handicap, may also be recognized as a source of materials that can be recovered and / or support for the production of biomass that can be recovered by bio-refinery. The workshop will promote interactions between scientists and companies and should stimulate Franco-Chinese partnerships (research projects, creation of new activities).
DUE TO THE TIME REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A TRAVEL VISA FOR CHINA WE RECOMMEND REGISTERING BY SEPTEMBER 10, 2018.
General program: the workshop will be organized around the following themes:
- Global environmental changes, demand for raw materials, scarcity of resources, criticality of strategic elements;
- Strategies for sustainable management of resources and ecosystems:
- ecosystem services;
- circular economy;
- nature based solutions;
- Secondary resources:
- definitions, typology;
- inventory and valuation prospects;
- Recycling of degraded and polluted territories:
- requalification of degraded soils and control of pollution;
- biomass production strategies for industrial use;
- Recovery of strategic elements contained in contaminated matrices (soils, sediments, waste):
- by agromine (coupling biology-process engineering);
- by physical and hydrometallurgical separation;
- High value products from waste recycling:
- The market for recycled materials and compounds and its prospects;
- The bio-refinery applied to urban and industrial waste;
- Recycling channels – industrial innovations:
- Soil remediation;
- Restoration of soil functions;
- Recovery of metals by agromine;
- Recovery of waste.
Process: The workshop will be held during the week of October 29 to November 1, 2018 at Sun Yat-sen University in Canton. Two days of scientific exchange (communications, posters) are planned for the Canton campus. Then, two more days will be relocated to Dongguan, in an environmental industry group, and to Shenzhen, on the new SYSU campus.
In addition to presentations of positioning strategies and innovations of companies in the field of circular economy, recycling and production of very high value materials, visits of companies will be organized in the field of depollution and recycling as well as the High-Tech sector to present approaches that led to industrial successes.
Participants: The workshop will bring together colleagues from the two LIA laboratories. It will also include members of the 111 project submitted and accepted in 2017 for five years, whose objective is to support the internationalization of Sun Yat-sen University by relying on a group of international experts (France, Netherlands, Germany, United States).
In addition, as for previous workshops, it will be open to partners of both laboratories, including the two scientific centers of UL, Otelo and EMPP, the LabEx “Ressources21” and INRA units engaged in this field.
In addition, the workshop is also intended to mobilize French and Chinese companies to promote interactions with research. On the French side, Véolia, which has signed a framework agreement with INRA and which is present in Guangdong, SoléoServices for soil remediation and two start-ups from LSE (Microhumus) and LSE and LRGP (Econick) are expected.
October 29-30: Scientific reports (Guangzhou)
October 31-November 1: Technical tours (Dongguan, Shenzhen)
November 2: Post workshop meeting
Note: List of speakers to be finalized.
| October 29 |
Morning session (The Swasey Hall, SYSU)
Scientific report 1 – Global environmental changes and demand for raw materials
Discussion: Scarcity of resources and criticalityof strategic elements
Afternoon session (Kaifeng Hotel, SYSU)
Scientific report 2 – Strategies for sustainable management of resources and ecosystems
Discussion: Opinions on recycling of secondary resources
Scientific report 3 – Recycling of degraded and polluted territories
Discussion: Opinions on Recovery of strategic elements contained in contaminated matrices
| October 30 |
Morning session (Kaifeng Hotel, SYSU)
Scientific report 4 – High value products from waste recycling
Discussion: Opinions on the market for recycled materials and compounds and its prospects
Afternoon session (Kaifeng Hotel, SYSU)
Scientific report 5 – Recycling channels – industrial innovations
Discussion: Opinions on recovery of metals by agromine: why it is important?
| October 31 |
09:00-17:00 | Trip to Topcent Environ. Group Ltd., Dongguan
A technical tour to Topcent Environ. Group Ltd. in Dongguan, Guangdong Province is arranged to visit pilot works and demonstration project for recycling secondary resources. The tour will be sponsored by Sun Yat-sen University
| November 1 |
09:00-17:00 | Trip to Shenzhen Campus of Sun Yat-sen University
A technical tour to Shenzhen Campus of Sun Yat-sen Unviversity in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province is arranged. Round-table is scheduled for sharing innovative recycling technologies and the pathways for start-up companies’ growth. Visit to pilot works and demonstration projects is also included. The tour will be sponsored by Sun Yat-sen University
| November 2 |
Post-workshop roundtable discussion: Joint lab research summary and next cooperation
If interested, you may attend both the Graduate Students Forum as well as, the 11th Sino-French International Workshop: Innovations for the circular economy.
Please register online for both events and email firstname.lastname@example.org
November 1 2018
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, China
November 1, 2018 - November 3, 2018
2nd IIES GRADUATE STUDENTS FORUM
Soil Contamination & Remediation / Water Contamination & Management
HONG KONG | November 1-3, 2018
The IIES is pleased to announce the upcoming IIES Graduate Students Forum held this year from November 1-3 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). This year’s themes will be soil contamination and remediation & water contamination and management. The forum is co-hosted by Nanjing University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with support from the IIES. The forum will allow graduate students from IIES member universities to meet and discuss environmental research from various perspectives. Students will give a 15-minute presentation on their research.
The IIES will provide travel support for student participants. Meals and accommodations will be the responsibility of the students. Hotels nearby the university are approximately 1000 HKD (between $150-200 CAD).
The chairman of the forum is Professor Wang Wen-xiong from HKUST.
The draft agenda is as follows:
|November 1, 2018||Arrive in Hong Kong|
|November 2, 2018||Student Presentations|
|November 3, 2018||Tour around HKUST & Laboratories: Discussion|
Please submit your abstract (including a title) and indicate the topic you will present in.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018
If interested you may attend both the Graduate Students Forum as well as the 11th Sino-French International Workshop: Innovations for the circular economy.
Please register online for both events. If you have any questions feel free to email email@example.com