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

    September 1st, 2017

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    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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    POSTER PITCHES ORDER

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    Sessions topics

     

    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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      PROGRAMME SCSAC

      Symposium programme available below. Updates will be sent by email.

      PROGRAMME SCSAC

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      Registration & Abstract Submission

       

      Registration

       

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

      ATTACHED DOCUMENTS

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      Organizing Committee SCSAC 2017

                       

        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

       

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        Symposium Venue and Contact

        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

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          Sponsor

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

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