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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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      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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