Friday, July 5, 2013

incoming important wetland conferences: WETPOL - 2013 and SWS - 2013

WETPOL 2013,

The 5th International Symposium on Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control, WETPOL 2013,  co-organized by the Ecole des Mines de Nantes and GEPEA will be held in Nantes from October 13 to 17, 2013.

WETPOL 2013 addresses the latest advances in the field of pollution control and diffusion in natural and constructed wetlands.

WETPOL 2013 will be at the border of process engineering, applied biology, ecology and environmental chemistry. The symposium will enable international exchanges and scientific cooperation.

WETPOL 2013 will be organized according to the following themes:
  • Mobility and sequestration of trace elements;
  • Behaviour of priority and emerging pollutants in wetlands;
  • Attenuation of diffuse pollution in wetlands;
  • Molecular and microbial advances related to pollutant fate, disposal and removal in wetlands;
  • Biogeochemical processes of pollutants in natural and constructed wetlands;
  • Pollutant modelling in wetlands;
  • Wetland's role in pollutant management at the catchment scale;
  • Wetlands and water reuse;
  • Impact of global climate change on wetland systems.
WETPOL 2013 is aimed at:
  • Researchers specialising in environmental sciences;
  • Engineers working in research and development;
  • Representatives from the water sector (local community, water agencies, etc.);
  • Entrepreneurs;
  • Policy regulators.

SWS 2013 


conference web site:

The conference will cover the following topics:
  • Biodiversity and landscape
  • Natural, restored and constructed wetlands
  • Role of wetlands in water cycling at basin scale
  • Wetland Hydrology
  • Wetland microbiology
  • Wetland vegetation
  • Wetland fauna
  • Carbon sequestration and GHG emissions in wetlands
  • Nitrogen removal and turnover in wetlands
  • Phosphorus biogeochemistry in wetlands
  • Contaminants fate in wetlands
  • Wetland substrates
  • Wetland modelling
  • Natural wetland management
  • Wetland systems for water pollution control
  • Biomass management and utilization
  • Wetland outflow reuse
The SWS Conference will be structured in one plenary session, six parallel thematic sessions, one poster session and one field trip.
A special symposium on “Impacts of Air Pollution and Climate Change on Peatland Biodiversity and Biogeochemistry” will be organised by PEATBOG in parallel on Wednesday September 4th. 
The conference will be held in Padova from September 1st to September 4th.

The magnificent city of Padua, site of one of the oldest University of the world, founded in 1222, offers historical andenvironmental attractions together with unique food experiences. Padua is very close (30 km) to the beautiful and unforgettable city of Venice and is well linked with internationally and nationally important cities.

The beginning of September usually presents a favourable climate, perfect for excursions and vacations to the sea, mountains and countryside, all at short distance from Padova.

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