Event Date/Time: Jul 09, 2012
End Date/Time: Jul 12, 2012
Jul 09, 2012
Abstract Submission Date:
May 01, 2012
There has been a growing realization over the last decades that to preserve water quality and quantity, measures at both national and international levels are required to protect and ensure sustainable use of water resources. With world population predicted to increase from 6 to 8.5 billion over the next 30 years, there are increasing concerns over our ability to produce sufficient food for all (IWMI â€“ International Water Management Institute). Agricultural productivity is closely linked to the availability of good quality water and, as surface waters become increasingly over-exploited, groundwater is set to play an increasing role. Protection of groundwater resources requires a good understanding of processes that control the migration and evolution of contaminants in the subsurface. In light of the increasing interest in water recycling and artificial aquifer recharge schemes, and the impact of even very low levels of some contaminants such as newly emergent pollutants, much still remains to be learned.
This conference is, in part, supported by the on-going EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network â€˜IMVULâ€™ (â€œTowards Improved Groundwater Vulnerability Assessmentâ€). The conference is aimed at exploring recent advances in issues of groundwater vulnerability and evolution of groundwater contaminants that are of present day concern, including improved estimation of key hydraulic parameters, advances in laboratory techniques for particularly biological processes in the subsurface, and development of improved modelling techniques to predict the fate of groundwater contaminants.
Registration and fee information
The â€˜early birdâ€™ registration fee (registration not later than April 30) is 400 â‚¬ (200 for PhD students), which covers coffee breaks and lunch (the conference dinner is not included in the fee).Payment will be accepted via our conference website by credit cards.
Abstracts should be submitted to IMVUL_gw_vulnerability@upmc.fr by the deadline of May 1, 2012. Please indicate if you wish an oral or a poster presentation and also in which session you wish to present your contribution. Final selections will be made by the organizing committee and announced by the end of May, 2012.