IWA front leafletThis conference will focus on the latest technological and scientific advances in the fields of management, characterization, minimization and abatement of industrial wastes (wastewater, off-gas and solid waste). Contributions dealing with energy-efficient and waste-to-value processes will be specially acknowledged.

Topics covered include:

1. Environmental policy and management (life cycle analyses, sustainability analysis, regulations, permits, etc. )

2. Microbiology of toxic pollutant biodegradation.

3. Industrial VOCs and Odour Treatment.

4. Wastewater, waste & off gas characterization (composition, whole effluent assessment, toxicity assessment, ecosystem and public health assessment, endocrine disruption, emerging pollutants, analysis, etc. ).

5. Energy and resource recovery, cleaner production, pollution prevention.

6. Physical and chemical treatment methods.

7. Biological treatment methods (aerobic, anaerobic, suspended growth, biofilm, etc).

8. Advanced and emerging technologies (advanced oxidation and reduction, nano materials, membrane filtration, fuel-cells etc).

9. Recipients and downstream effects (fate & modelling of emerging and recalcitrant pollutants during treatment, etc.).

10. Solid Waste Management (sludge minimization technologies, industrial solid waste treatment

11. Industrial ecology.

12. Case studies.

For more complete and updated information, please check the conference website: http://www.iqtma.uva.es/iwa2011

For general and scientific enquires please email valladolid2011@iq.uva.es

Or alternatively contact

IWA-Water & Industry 2011
Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology
Escuela de Ingenierías Industriales. Sede Dr. Mer
University of Valladolid. C/ Dr. Mergelina, s/n 47011
Tlf: 0034 983 18 64 24
Fax: 0034 983 42 31 13

The Italian Association of Chemical Engineering (AIDIC)  is organizing NOSE2010: International Conference on Environmental Odour Monitoring and Control which will be held in Florence 22-24 September 2010.

This event focuses on recent developments on odour achievements. Specific attention is dedicated to assessment, measurement and impact evaluation, as well as to odour management for specific sectors of industry, such as waste management and agriculture.

The conference offers  to the participants an international window where exchanging views, andachieving a better understanding and available solutions relevant to nvironmental odour problems.

Details on the conference and the call for paper may be found in

The Organizers would be very pleased to receive your personal scientific contribution.

For submitting your abstract please use only the following page


For further assistance you may contact NOSE2010 Secretariat.

NOSE2010 Secretariat
Manuela Licciardello
AIDIC Conference Department
Via Giuseppe Colombo 81 A, I-20133 Milano, Italy
Tel. +39-02-70608276
Fax. +39-02-59610042
e-mail. <nose2010@aidic.it>

 Harmo 13The series of international conferences on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes is concerned with the improvement of "modelling culture" both in Europe and also more internationally.

Dispersion modelling is widely used for regulatory purposes, both for permits and for assessments, but there is a lack of sufficient mechanisms to make modelling processes transparent and generally to ensure trust in modelling results.

There are many aspects of this such as:

  • ensuring that models are scientifically sound
  • model validation
  • guidance to ensure proper use of models
  • promotion of good practice and elimination of bad
  • quality assurance with respect to model development
  • establishment of reference problems
  • comparability of input and output
  •  ensuring proper exchange of experiences

Such issues that are not specific to one particular model, but common to several, are in focus at the 13th International conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes.

The conference is a natural forum for discussing modelling issues related to the European Union air quality directives. European networks can use the conference to expose their work to a wider audience.

The entire series of Harmonisation conferences is the result of an initiative launched in 1991 (see www.harmo.org). The conferences have a role as a forum where users and decision-makers can bring their requirements to the attention of scientists.


An exhibition area will be available upon request for items related to the subject of the Conference.


The 13th Conference is aimed towards model developers, model users, environmental protection agencies, and environmental legislation experts. It is distinguished from other conferences by its focus on common tools and methodologies.


The Conference will take place in Paris, France, in the Grande Arche de la Défense.

Please indicate your interest by signing up now. This is not a binding registration, but ensures that you will receive e-mails with updated information.


Sessions will be organised within the following topics:

  • Model evaluation and quality assurance - model validation, model intercomparisons, model uncertainties and model sensitivities
  • Environmental impact assessment: Air pollution management, decision support systems
  • Use of modelling in support of EU air quality directives
  • Modelling of hazardous releases [New]
  • Meso-scale meteorology and air quality modelling
  • Urban scale and street canyon modelling: Meteorology and air quality
  • Concentration fluctuations and odour
  • Inverse dispersion modelling [New]

The basic criteria for selecting papers for oral presentation will be whether they fit in with the philosophy of developing an improved modelling culture where modellers as well as regulators and users make effective use of each other's experience.

Special sessions may be arranged on model evaluation exercises and other topics within the scope of the conference. Details on such special sessions will be communicated later.

 For more information and updated news click here or chek at the Harmo website.


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