Exchanging ideas on mechanistic modelling between SETAC and the International Water Association (IWA)

A special welcome to IWA members to the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

Registration is now open, delegates can benefit from the early bird fee until 15 March 2017.

SETAC  and the International Water Association (IWA) are setting up collaboration with the aim of “exchanging ideas on mechanistic modelling” in the context of water quality and environmental risks of chemicals.

We are delighted to announce three initiatives within this context for the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting 2017 in Brussels:

  • A special session entitled “Looking across organisational boundaries: exchanging ideas on mechanistic modelling between SETAC and IWA” (session 8.03), organised by chairs and invited speakers from both societies.
  • A total of 16 sessions of the scientific programme, being organised over the entire conference, are also interesting for looking across organisational boundaries between SETAC and IWA. All sessions (see below) accommodate presentations on topics related to water resources, modelling or both.
  • A business meeting (Tuesday 9 May, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, Meeting Studio 313&315, Level 3) between invited SETAC and IWA members to explore and discuss opportunities for further collaboration.

A module for late-breaking science abstract submission (poster only!) is now open. Abstracts can be submitted until 26 April 2017.

For any questions, please contact Roel Evens (SETAC Europe Science Manager) or Karel De Schamphelaere (Conference Chair) or Ingmar Nopens (Chair of IWA Modelling and Integrated Assessment group).

Sessions where SETAC and IWA can look across organisational boundaries (including topics on either water resources or environmental modeling or both)

Track 2: Ecotoxicology becomes stress ecology (from populations to ecosystems and landscapes)
2.04 – Big data analysis of monitoring data: what questions can be addressed? – description
2.10 – Predictive models in ecotoxicology: riding the gap between scientific progress and regulatory applicability – description

Track 3: Environmental chemistry and exposure assessment (analysis, monitoring, fate and modeling)
3.01 – Advances in Exposure Modelling: Bridging the gap between research and application – description
3.02 – Advances in the Environmental Fate of Down-the-Drain Chemicals, including Pharmaceuticals – description
3.05 – Measuring and Estimating Dose Metrics: Linking Exposures to Effects for improved Chemical Risk Assessment – description
3.07 – Modelling and monitoring of pesticides fate and exposure in a regulatory context – description
3.09 – Organic micropollutants in the environment: analytical challenges and engineering innovations – description
3.10 – Persistence & Biodegradation Assessment – description

Track 4: Ecological risk assessment and human health risk assessment of chemicals and other stressors and mixtures
4.02 – Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment: Ecological Fate and Effects, Resistance Development and Implications for Human Health – description
4.05 – Challenges and best practice in monitoring of micro- and nano-plastic abundance and environmental distribution – description
4.09 – Environmental risk assessment in time and space – To boldly go where no man has gone before – description
4.12 – Hazard and risk assessment of human pharmaceuticals in the environment – description
4.14 – Integrated approaches for linking chemical contamination with biological effects – description
4.21 – Wastewater effluents: How research can improve risk assessment and regulation – description

Track 5: Life cycle assessment and environmental foot-printing
5.06 – Life Cycle Data and Modeling Developments: challenges and solutions – description

Track 6: Environmental policy, risk management, and risk communication
6.08 – Risk assessment and management of waterbodies (ground, fresh, marine and drinking waters) – description

Track 8: Special sessions
8.03 – Looking across organisational boundaries: exchanging ideas on mechanistic modelling between SETAC and IWA