The 1st IASTED International Conference on Unconventional Oils and the Environment (ENV 2011)

Venue: Calgary

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jul 04, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 06, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Feb 01, 2011
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The 1st IASTED International Conference on Unconventional Oils and the Environment (ENV 2011) will be a major forum for international researchers and practitioners interested in all areas of unconventional oils, including oil and tar sands, oil shales, heavy oils, and other hydrocarbons that do not flow. It will be an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. Today, environmental groups are increasingly asserting their concerns regarding unconventional oil development. As governments remain relatively hostile to these groups’ demands, environmentalists find themselves largely removed from the formal political sphere in this arena. This is the situation in Canada as well as in other countries around the world where heavy oil, oil shales, and oil sands are located. As the reserves of easy-to-produce oil become depleted, the challenges facing unconventional oil production and the need for economical remediation and environmental protection are becoming more and more significant.

The topics of interest to be covered by ENV 2011 include, but are not limited to:
* Air quality
* Biomonitoring
* Carbon footprint
* Carbon sequestration
* Clean energy
* Ecological restoration
* Environmental impact assessments
* Greenhouse gasses and climatic change
* Impacts on human health
* Impacts on the forests
* Land management
* Land reclamation
* Remote sensing
* Rivers and freshwater aquifers
* Soil erosion
* Sustainable development
* Tailings ponds - now and in the future
* Waste management