APRIL 19 Events Roundup

  • NBIC: Biofilm Engineering Workshop

30th April 2019, EICC, The Exchange, Edinburgh The National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) is holding its second industry academic workshop on the subject of unmet needs in Biofilm Engineering. The field concerns the uses of biofilms at the interface with engineering and process applications.The workshop will look at how to harness the benefits of biofilms from knowledge of their composition, function, ecology and evolution. This includes developing and improving engineered platforms and solutions e.g. wastewater, biotechnology, resource recovery from wastewater, microbial fuel cells, aerobic and anaerobic bio-refinery. The scope for this theme also includes precision tools for microbial community engineering using synthetic biology.
See: https://biofilms.ac.uk/biofilm-engineering-workshop-register-your-interest-now/ 

  • AquaEnviro: Modelling, managing and regulating emerging contaminants in surface waters

30th April 2019, The Studio, Manchester
The aim of this event is to share best practices to address emerging contaminants – transforming the findings from CIP1 and CIP2 into actions that improve water quality. This conference will consider the progress that has been made on reducing phosphorus concentrations in surface waters, and what can be learned from these initiatives to address emerging contaminants and other hazards (such as microplastics and Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)).
See: https://conferences.aquaenviro.co.uk/events/conferences/modelling-managing-and-regulating-emerging-contaminants-in-surface-waters-2/ 

  • The 15th Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources

20-24th May 2019, Antwerp, Belgium
See: www.aquaconsoil.org 

  • Securing Long Term Landbank for Composts, Digestates and other Bioresources

21st May 2019, Leeds
Securing long term landbank for composts, digestates and other bioresources: Exploring the roles of risk, perception and quality assurance to maximise value. This one day event brings together a cross-sector panel of experts to discuss issues of risk, perception, communication, quality assurance, marketing and product development – all focussed on ensuring long term and sustainable access to landbank for bioresources.
See: https://conferences.aquaenviro.co.uk/events/conferences/sustainable-landbank-building-and-maintaining-confidence-in-biosolids-biowastes-and-other-bioresources/ 

  • BAGECO 15, the 15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology – “Ecosystem drivers in a changing planet”

26-30th May 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
See: www.bageco.org 

  • SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

26-30th May 2019, Helsinki, Finland
The SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting from 26–30 May in Helsinki, Finland, brings together between 2,000 and 2,500 scientists, risk assessors, regulators and environmental managers from academia, business and government from around the world. 
See: www.setac.org; https://helsinki.setac.org/register/ 

  • The 16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies

10-14th June 2019, Edinburgh, UK
See: http://iwa-let.org/

  • High Value Biorenewables Network: Genomes to High Value Biorenewable Products

17-18th June 2019
HVB’s first workshop. Proof of concept projects will be available to address the challenges identified at the workshop. Please email: hvb-network@york.ac.uk to apply for a place on this free workshop.

  • ISMOS, the 7th International Symposium on Applied Microbiology and Molecular Biology in Oil Systems

18-21st June 2019, Halifax, Nova Scotia
ISMOS is the largest event discussing microbiology and molecular biology in the oil and gas industry. This conference explores the application of emerging microbial and molecular tools to help resolve challenges faced by the industry.
See: http://www.ismos-7.org/  

  • IWA: 16th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion 

23-27th June 2019, Delft, the Netherlands 
The theme of the 16th issue of the AD conference is “Accelerating natural cycles with anaerobic digestion.” We accelerate natural cycles from small to large scale on sewage,  sludge, manure or agrowaste. We increasingly treat industrial wastewater anaerobically, and these engineered digestion systems allow recovery of energy and resources including carbon and nutrients. AD16 will further strengthen this evolution, by bringing together and activate debate across the multiple disciplines needed to understand the processes related to anaerobic digestion.
See: www.ad16conference.com 

  • The Environmental Biotechnology Network Early Career Researcher Conference 2019

1-2nd July 2019, Sheffield
The first ECR conference will be held at Sheffield hallam University and provides an unparalleled opportunity for early career EBNet members to benefit – free of charge – from this all inclusive 2-day conference. Contact ebnet@ebnet.ac.uk for details.
See: www.ebnet.ac.uk 

  • Brownfield Redevelopment: Midlands 2019

3rd July 2019, Wolverhampton
This informative, one day conference will provide you with policy, technical and funding  solutions to help reduce the risks and potential costs of brownfield land development, increasing investor and developer confidence and so maximising viability. 
Key sessions include:
• Delivering Brownfield Land Development Within  Planning Policy Frameworks 
• Solutions to Increase Viability and Deliverability of  Challenging Brownfield and Contaminated Sites 
• Improving Site Characterisation To Reduce Likely Costs  and Increase Developer Confidence 
• Funding Sources and Mechanisms to Reduce the Risks  of Brownfield Development. This event is CPD certified.
See: www.ciwem.org/industry-events 

  • 8th Congress of European Microbiologists – FEMS2019

7-11th July 2019, Glasgow, Scotland.
FEMS2019 will bring together leading scientists spanning different fields of microbiology to celebrate the best of microbiology. This congress will showcase the most recent developments in microbiology to address some of the global challenges we face today, such as antimicrobial resistance, environmental pollution and the emergence of pathogenic disease.
See: https://fems2019.org/ 

  • BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Ag Tech

8-11th July 2019, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
A unique forum for business executives, government officials, academic researchers and end users to share the latest advances in industrial chemicals and products, food ingredients, advanced biofuels and biorefinery platforms, synthetic biology, agricultural technologies, crop production and more.
See: www.bio.org/events/bio-world-congress  

  • European Wastewater Management Conference

16-17th July 2019, Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK
The European Waste Water Management Conference is the UK’s leading technical event covering the management and treatment of wastewater. With particular emphasis on operational experiences and practical solutions; this event provides a forum for practitioners, managers and researchers to meet and discuss the needs of the European water industry.
See: https://conferences.aquaenviro.co.uk/events/conferences/european-waste-water-management-conference/ 

  • CWA Annual Conference: Wastewater management and beyond ….

16-17th July 2019, The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK
The 15th Constructed Wetland Association annual conference will be held alongside the European Waste Water Management Conference in Birmingham on the 16th and 17th July.
See: https://conferences.aquaenviro.co.uk/events/conferences/cwa-annual-conference/ 

  • Algae Tech Conference

4-5th September 2019, Madrid, Spain
See: https://www.algaetech-conference.com/ 

  • Contamination Series Expo 2019 

11-12th September 2019, NEC Birmingham
The UK’s leading event for Contamination professionals
See: http://www.contaminationexpo.com/ 

  • CleanUp 2019, the 8th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference

8-12th September 2019, Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia
Incorporating the 2nd International PFAS Conference 
See: http://adelaide2019.cleanupconference.com/  

  • RemTech 2019, Remediation Technologies 

18-20th September 2019, Ferrara, Italy
RemTech Expo  is the only permanent international event dedicated to reclamation of contaminated sites, environmental and natural hazards, safety, maintenance and upgrading of the territory,  climate changes and circular chemistry
See: www.remtecsummit.com; http://remtechexpo.com/index.php/en/ 

  • Eco-I 2019, Innovation for Clean and Sustainable Growth

19-20th September 2019, Lancaster University
See: http://www.globalecoinnovation.org/ecoi2019conference/  

  • IWA: 11th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference

20-24th October  2019, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
In recent years, there is a growing body of research on emerging micropollutants associated with water, wastewater, surface and groundwater. This conference is dedicated to provide the rich and thought-provoking scientific programs to share and discuss the latest scientific development and technical solutions in monitoring & analysis, fate & transport, ecotoxicity & risk assessment, control & treatment, and prioritization & regulation of emerging micropollutants with water professionals from all over the world.
See: http://www.micropol2019.org/ 

  • IWA Biofilms 2019 Conference: Biofilms and their interaction with surfaces on 

5-8th November 2019, Santiago, Chile
In the IWA Biofilms 2019 Conference, we aim to provide a meeting point for researchers from a wide range of areas at the interface of the biofilms and the surface. We expect to bring together engineers, biotechnologists, microbiologists, medical doctors, chemists, physicists, and mathematical modelers to critically discuss the state-of-the-art of biofilms and their interaction with surfaces.
See: https://biofilms2019.org/

  • WWEM 2020, Water Conference and Water Exhibition

11-12th November 2020, Telford, UK
The 9th in the Series of International Water and Wastewater Monitoring events is focused for companies and individuals who are involved with water, wastewater and environmental monitoring.
See: https://www.ilmexhibitions.com/wwem/ 

  • Brownfield Redevelopment: North 2019

13th November 2019, Leeds
This provides updated policy, technical and funding solutions to help reduce the risks and potential costs of brownfield and contaminated land development, increasing investor and developer confidence; and so maximising viability.
See: https://www.ciwem.org/industry-events 

  • 8th IWA Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering Specialist Conference

17-20th November, Hiroshima, Japan
MEWE 2019 covers a wide range of  recent researches on microbial diversity and their function in water engineering and natural water systems. We are happy to offer a great opportunity of knowledge exchange and networking among participants.
See: http://mewe2019.org/ 

  • 25th Reservoir Microbiology Forum 2019

20-21st November 2019, London
This respected forum provides a highly technical programme featuringthe latest research and guidance on reservoir microbiology in oil fields, including biodegradation, bioremediation, and applications for oil recovery and enhancement.
Bringing together oil producers, scientists, technologists, engineers, academics and researchers from around the world to present, share and discuss the widespread and versatile effects of microbes in oil reservoirs.
See: www.energyinst.org/whats-on/search/events-and-training?meta_eventId=61911B