Section

  • Soil contamination: Scope, Advances and Challenges (SCSAC)

    September 1st, 2017

     

    Location: Wageningen University, Orion building, Room C2030

     

    Soils are essential to life, playing important roles in several processes - climate and flood regulation, nutrient cycling, water purification, carbon sequestration, provision of food, fibre and fuel. However, our soils are exposed to several threats, such as contamination by heavy metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals or even by saltwater. Soil contamination mainly occurs as a consequence of human activities, for example by the use of fertilizers, wastewater irrigation, or pesticides in agriculture. Soil contamination can also occur naturally, as in the case of saltwater intrusion.

    Pollution of the soil can be hazardous to the health of humans, animals, and plants through direct exposure, or indirectly through contamination of ground- and surface water. The processes that occur in the soil are complex, as it is a mix of physicochemical and biological processes. Understanding these processes is important in order to determine and predict the fate of contaminants in the soil, and assess the risk to the public health or environment.

    The key topics of this symposium are the transport and fate of contaminants in the soil, the related risk to human health or the environment, and remediation of the soil. The symposium will cover both experimental studies and modelling.  

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    The following topics will be covered: Exposure, Risk Assessment, Distribution and Modelling.

     

    Key note speakers:

      • Dr. Hans Mol  (RIKILT Institute of Food Safety - Wageningen University)
      • Prof. dr. Jack Schijven (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment & Utrecht University).
      • Dr. Esperanza Huerta (Colegio de la frontera Sur, Mexico and Guest researcher in WUR).
      • Dr. John Parsons (University of Amsterdam).
      • Prof. dr. ir. Henk Ritzema (Wageningen University)

     

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    The symposium programme will be uploaded soon.

     

    PROGRAMME SCSAC

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    Registration and Abstract Submission - Deadline 15/07/2017

     

    The SCSAC Symposium is free of charge, but registration is required. Cancellations must be made no later than 15th of August.

    You can register filling the REGISTRATION FORM in the link below and send it to soil.contaminant@gmail.com.

    You can also apply for an oral or poster presentation by submitting an abstract using the template available for download at the end of this section (ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND TEMPLATE). Submit the abstract to soil.contaminant@gmail.com. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the symposium organizing committee, and the authors will be notified by 31st July. 

     

    For SENSE PhD students, POSTER and ORAL presentations are accredited with 1 EC.

     

    ATTACHED DOCUMENTS

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      Vera Silva

      PhD candidate SLM, WUR

      vera.felixdagracasilva@wur.nl

      Carlos Faúndez Urbina

      PhD candidate SLM, WUR

      carlos.faundezurbina@wur.nl

      Mousumi Akter

      PhD candidate SLM, WUR

      mousumi.akter@wur.nl

      Pavan Cornelissen

      PhD candidate SLM, WUR

      pavan.cornelissen@wur.nl

     

  • Venue

    Room C2030, Orion Building, Wageningen University Campus

    Address: Bronland 1
                   Building 103
                   6708 WH WAGENINGEN

    More information about Orion.

      

      

    Contact: soil.contaminant@gmail.com

  • WIMEK Research School is the sponsor of this symposium as part of the PhD programme of the organizers.