7th Annual IIES Science & Policy Workshop
This year’s Annual IIES Science & Policy Workshop will be hosted by Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HCMUT) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from October 24-25. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Civil Engineering, Environment and Earth Science (ICES) organized by HCMUT. Participants will gain insight into current research in environmental science, policy and planning, and have the opportunity to meet colleagues from our partner institutions and external universities invited to the ICES meeting.
For students, this is a chance to share your research and build potential collaborative relationships at an international level. The IIES Graduate Student Forum (October 27-28). The IIES Graduate Student Forum will be held on the island of Phu Quoc following the Workshop. Participants interested in attending both the Workshop and Forum must register for the Graduate Student Forum separately on the IIES website. There is a field trip scheduled on October 26 following the Workshop on the island of Phu Quoc.
DATES: October 24-25, 2022
Professor Choon Nam Ong
National University of Singapore (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
PI NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI)
Dr. Choon Nam Ong is a Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS) and former Director of NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) from 2009-2018. Prof Ong is currently a member of the WHO Expert Panel on Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. He served as a board member of Public Utilities Board in Singapore and as an advisor to the OECD, Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China, and the US National Water Research Institute. Dr. Ong chaired the International Expert Panel which advised the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources of Singapore on the NEWater study.
- Metabolomics, Biomarkers and Environmental Health
- Toxicology and Environmental Health
Professor Rong Ji
School of the Environment, Nanjing University
PI State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse
Dr. Rong Ji is a Professor of Environmental Science in the School of the Environment at Nanjing University and a PI in the State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse. He is an Associate Director of the National Engineering Research Centre for Organic Pollution Control and Resource Reuse. As a PI, Dr. Ji has completed and is carrying out about 20 projects granted by Chinese national funds (NSFC, China Ministry of Science and Technology) and international funds (European Horizon2020, FP7, Sino-Swiss, Sino-German, and Sino-Czech projects). He has published 180+ peer-reviewed papers in international journals. Professor Ji is an associate editor of Critical Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, and an editorial board member of several professional journals (e.g., Science of the Total Environment).
- environmental processes and effects of pollutants
- remediation of contaminated environments
- synthesis of radioactive and stable isotope-labeled compounds for their application in environmental studies
- Environmental Processes
- Sources, fate, transformations
- Deposition and Accumulation of Contaminant
- Atmospheric, hydrological and other environmental processes
- Interactions among air/water soil environmental
- Climate change
- Environmental Health
- Relationships between people and their environments
- Ecosystem and human responses to environmental change
- Implications of exposures to environmental hazards
- Green and Novel Technologies
- New approaches to carbon mitigation
- Waste and water treatment
- Renewable resources
- Sustainable agriculture
- Environmental Policy
- Circular economy
- Climate policy
- Food systems policy
- Ecological Management
The listed workshop themes are not inclusive and other topics are welcome. For more meeting topics in the areas of sustainability related to civil engineering, earth sciences and material sciences please refer to the ICES website.
PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: Participants may choose to present a poster presentation or a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation. Please submit an abstract for both talks and posters and indicate your preference and theme you will be presenting in. (Graduate Forum participants are not obliged to present at the workshop but if interested can choose either a 15-min talk or present a poster). Deadline extended to July 15, 2022.
PUBLICATION: There will be a special issue published for the ICES conference and IIES Annual Workshop in the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Journal (AECT).
REGISTRATION: As with all IIES events, the cost for IIES members is FREE. Those joining from non-member institutions must pay the registration fee and cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Non-members may register on the IIES Website, or through the ICES site. Registration fees include all event meals.
TRAVEL SUPPORT: IIES travel grants will be available to some students from participating IIES institutions. Preference will be given to students who have not participated in past IIES activities. Opportunities are limited, register early. Grants will be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis to students from IIES member institutions. Recipients of IIES travel grants must attend both the Graduate Student Forum and the Annual Science & Policy Workshop. Please register separately for these events.
MEALS: Lunches, coffee/tea breaks, and gala dinner will be covered for participants during the Workshop.
FIELD TRIP: A field trip on Terrestrial vs. Marine biodiversity is scheduled for October 26 on the island of Phu Quoc; this trip is optional. Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to attend. The cost is free.
ACCOMMODATIONS & TRAVEL TO PHU QUOC: Hotel rooms will be covered for IIES supported students during their attendance at the Annual Workshop and Graduate Student Forum in both Ho Chi Minh City and on the island of Phu Quoc. The flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc will be covered for IIES members. You are responsible for arranging your flight back to Ho Chi Minh City or elsewhere following the event.
Workshop and Graduate Student Forum FAQs
Abstract Submission Deadline (EXTENDED): July 15, 2022
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: July 30, 2022
Workshop and Graduate Student Forum: October 24-28, 2022
Deadline for Submission to AECT: December 1, 2022
The health and safety of our participants are important to us. Currently, Vietnam does not require visitors to isolate upon entry. Vietnam requires a travel visa for some visitors. Information to obtain a travel visa to Vietnam will be provided after registration. During the Workshop and Forum, we will be following the latest COVID guidelines.
Special Note for Chinese Participants: due to the travel restrictions for our Chinese partners, a virtual meeting will mirror the in-person events for both the Workshop and Graduate Student Forum. More information and details to come.
International Conference on Civil Engineering, Environmental and Earth Science (ICES)
This is a special year for the ICES conference as it is timed with the 65th Anniversary of HCMUT. The conference will be held in Ho Chi Minh City with the theme of “Integrated Multidisciplinary Sciences towards Sustainable Development’’.
The conference is organized by Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, International Institute for Environmental Studies, Trent University, Nanjing University, Kunsan National University, Dalhousie University, and Institute for Circular Economy Development.
Participants will gain insight into current research in civil engineering, earth and environmental science, policy and planning, and will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from several institutions, universities, and agencies. We welcome the participation and contribution from the scientists, managers, lecturers, and students from universities, institutes, and research centres as well as officials from relevant government departments, agencies, companies, and enterprises.
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