Event Details - Upcoming4th Annual IIES Science and Policy Workshop | Edinburgh, Scotland

July 1, 2018 - July 3, 2018

Location

Venue:   Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Address:
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ, United Kingdom

Ticket Type Price Qty
IIES members - Free Admission show details + $0.00 (CAD)  
Non-IIES Members, Registration Fee show details + $500.00 (CAD)  

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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.

Workshop Sessions

Environmental Policy: Development and Implementation
How do we align environmental policy with our rapidly changing and decarbonising world? The UK has published a 25-year environment plan gives comprehensive coverage of its aspirations in environmental policy but can this be delivered? What approaches are being taken in other countries? Does policy implementation simply displace pollution?

Energy, Sustainable Materials and Green Chemistry
Electrochemical storage beyond lithium batteries; sustainability of battery technologies; emerging renewable energy technologies; generating wealth from waste.

Environmental Contaminants and Ecosystem/Human Health
Plastics pollution; pesticides in agricultural systems; heavy metals and mining wastes; contaminants from new technologies; persistent organic pollutants; PM1 and PM2.5 in urban environments; VOCs from bioenergy crops.

Water and Wastewater Treatment
Natural organic matter and disinfection by-products; emerging pollutants including pharmaceuticals and personal care products; greener ways to treat wastewater; sludge as a resource; bioenergy potential.

The areas of interest are not exclusive and all abstracts relating to the four main themes will be considered.

Registrations

There are no registration fees for participants from IIES member institutions – accommodation and some meals will be provided. Participants from non-IIES institutions are warmly welcomed to attend. There is a registration fee of $500 CAD for non-IIES participants, which includes meeting materials, refreshments and lunch on meeting days, opening reception, whisky tasting and banquet dinner. Non-IIES members are responsible for finding their own accommodations. Attendance is limited please register early.

Travel Support

The IIES has travel grants available for graduate students from IIES member institutions. Preference will be given to first time attendees to IIES events and will be issued on a first come first served basis.

Registration deadline and abstract submission deadline is April 30, 2018.  

If you have any questions or require any further information please contact:

Dr Margaret Graham, Reader at University of Edinburgh, Workshop Coordinator
Email: Margaret.Graham@ed.ac.uk

Julia Colley, Administrative Assistant, International Institute for Environmental Studies
Email: juliacolley@trentu.ca

Visiting 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

All of these sights can be reached on foot but there is a hop-on-hop-off bus and there are also guided tours.

 

We look forward to seeing you in July!

 

 

 

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