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  • DEADLINE: Award/Grant – Priestley Medal (ACS)
    All day
    2019.11.01

    The Priestley Medal is the highest honor conferred by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is awarded for distinguished service in the field of chemistry.

  • DEADLINE: Award/Grant – Discovery Grant Supplements (DND/NSERC)
    All day
    2019.11.01

    The DND Supplement provides additional resources to researchers whose Discovery Grant applications were successful in the Discovery Grants competition and whose research addresses the DND target areas. Each award is valued at up to $120,000 over three years (up to $40,000 annually). These funds may be used to expand the recipient’s research group (e.g., students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians), to purchase or access specialized equipment, or for other initiatives or resources that would accelerate the recipient’s research program in the targeted areas.

  • DEADLINE: Award/Grant – NSERC Discovery Grants
    All day
    2019.11.01

    DEADLINE FULL APPLICATION

    This program supports ongoing programs of research with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects. These grants recognize the creativity and innovation that are at the heart of all research advances. These grants provide long term operating funds, but are not meant to support the full costs of a research program. Applicants are encouraged to increase the inclusion and advancement of women and other under-represented groups in the natural sciences and engineering, as one means to enhance excellence in research and training. Discovery Grants are awarded to individual researchers, normally for five years.

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  • Amsterdam International Water Week Conference
    All day
    2019.11.04-2019.11.05

    The AIWW supports a sustainable water environment by providing a platform to connect those who face challenges with those who can contribute to solutions, both in the public and private domain. It supports stakeholders in building practical solutions for progress on water issues. The main theme of the AIWW Conference 2019 is ‘Implementation of Integrated Solutions by cities, industries, utilities and financiers: from cases to bankable projects.’ At the AIWW Conference leading innovators from municipal operators, industrial system developers, utilities and production chain designers will discuss the ambitious task to improve water system management. Together with municipal and industrial leaders and investors they will rethink the institutional approach to water system management with special attention for the two overall AIWW Conference-themes: a circular water economy and climate change adaptation.

    Topics

    • Financial models for circular solutions
    • Thermal and kinetic energy and aquatic biomass solutions
    • Creating value out of wastewater
    • Renewing infrastructure for a circular approach
    • Financing models for Integrating Water and Resource Management
    • Resource recovery and local markets
    • Pollution pressure and smart water allocation
    • River basin approach and nature based solutions
    • Data management and co-creation
    • Smart operations and asset management
    • Artificial intelligence: new services & efficiency
    • Cyber security: how to keep our infrastructure secure?
    • Financing models for blue-green solutions
    • Inclusive city master plan: design, build, reuse, finance
    • Building more resilient communities
    • Resilient critical infrastructure
  • BWRC and LEADERS Seminar Series – Donatella Termini
    13:00 -14:00
    2019.11.04

    Abstract

    Alteration of hydrological conditions in fluvial systems inevitably leads to changes in river morphology, riparian or riverbed vegetation and ecosystems. As literature shows, climate is one of controlling factor of the distribution of plant species. Rapid climate change leads to remarkable changes in the distribution and behavior of plants, contributing to modify the ecosystem equilibrium. Thus, riparian vegetation distribution could change in time and in space depending on the combination of factors affecting the settling and growth of vegetated elements. On one hand the presence of vegetation in rivers exerts an important ecological function and contributes to maintain suitable habitat; on the other hand vegetation and derived materials can be used for erosion control and slope protection to reduce risk events. Thus, the analysis of flow-vegetation interaction is important both to evaluating environmental processes such as sediment transport and mixing of transported quantities and to defining the role of vegetation in channel’s morphodynamics.

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  • IWA Biofilms: Biofilms & their interactions with surfaces
    All day
    2019.11.05-2019.11.08

    In this conference, we aim to provide a meeting point for scientists from the entire world to present their most recent data and to exchange novel information on basic and applied aspects of microbial biofilms, and their interactions with surfaces. Since this is the first time this conference is located in South America, we also expect to gather Latin-American scientists and industrial companies working on biofilm topics, by promoting the generation of future biofilm related activities and collaboration projects involving South American and world partners. We expect to include topics relevant to South America, such as mining, water sanitation, infrastructure, and health.

    Topics

    • Biofilms and interaction with surfaces (biocorrosion, biofouling, membranes, bioleaching, bio-electrochemical systems, biofilms in medical devices)
    • Water and wastewater treatment (wastewater, drinking water, and mining wastewater)
    • Biofilm modelling (metabolic, reactors)
    • Biofilm ecology (EPS, bioremediation, marine biofilms, drinking water distribution systems, sampling and quantification methodologies).
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  • 3rd International M.S. Yalin Memorial Colloquium
    All day
    2019.11.06

    The​ “M.S. YALIN MEMORIAL COLLOQUIUM” (YMC) aims to create an environment for reflection and discussion of the state-of-the-art and challenges on selected topics pertinent to fluvial hydraulics, while generating opportunities for the establishment of connections between young and established researchers. The Colloquium, organized under the auspices of the IAHR Fluvial Hydraulics Committee, is held in memory of Professor M. Selim Yalin, widely known for his contributions in the areas of hydraulic physical modeling, sediment transport and river mechanics.

     

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  • 3rd International M.S. Yalin Memorial Colloquium
    All day
    2019.11.07

    The​ “M.S. YALIN MEMORIAL COLLOQUIUM” (YMC) aims to create an environment for reflection and discussion of the state-of-the-art and challenges on selected topics pertinent to fluvial hydraulics, while generating opportunities for the establishment of connections between young and established researchers. The Colloquium, organized under the auspices of the IAHR Fluvial Hydraulics Committee, is held in memory of Professor M. Selim Yalin, widely known for his contributions in the areas of hydraulic physical modeling, sediment transport and river mechanics.

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  • Queen’s Conference on Ocean Sustainability
    09:00 -22:00
    2019.11.23

    QCOS (Queen’s Conference on Ocean Sustainability) is hosting an Ocean Sustainability Conference on Saturday November 23rd from 9am to 4pm, with a mixer/social on Saturday evening at the Grizzly Grill downtown. This daytime event will be hosted at Fete Events downtown Kingston (just above Milestones restaurant on Princess Street), and will feature a number of speakers from Kingston, RMC, Ottawa and Queen’s University. This day long conference will focus on Ocean Sustainability in Canada, and will be an opportunity for students and the general public to learn about key issues facing our oceans, and to network with some experts in the field. 

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  • 2019 Innovation Conference on Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery
    All day
    2019.11.25-2019.11.28

    Tongji University, in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA), are hosting the 2019 IWA Conference on Advanced Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery With the population growth and economic development, eutrophication has become a major problem in waterbodies around the world, and nutrient is a key factor resulting in this. Thus, nutrient removal has become one of the key challenges for wastewater treatment facilities. In addition to removal, nutrient recovery from wastewater is providing sustainable paths within a treatment plant. As the paradigm includes circular carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus approaches, new research and practice are needed to discover and to implement innovative technologies that make up such circular approaches. The conference will be an international meeting point for scientists, engineers, managers, and entrepreneurs. It will provide an opportunity to review and assess research, engineering and management practices on wastewater treatment and resource recovery for the past years, and inspire novel sparks for the new generation of wastewater treatment process for nutrient removal and resource recovery. Aiming at this, 2019 IWA Conference on advanced Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery will be held in Shanghai, China over 25-28 November 2019. Welcome from Chair of 2019 IWA Conference on advanced Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery. We sincerely invite submissions of extended abstracts for this exciting event. The Program Committee is calling for submissions of high-quality, original and previously unpublished research in the theory, practice, and application of Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery. The conference will focus on both fundamental and applied research, and applications of technologies in designing, operation, modelling, and optimization of wastewater treatment systems.

    Topics

    • Nitrogen removal and recovery from main and solids treatment line
    • Phosphorous removal and recovery
    • Novel nutrient removal technologies for low C/N wastewater
    • Carbon management for nutrient removal and recovery
    • Modelling, optimisation and control of NRR and full plant flowsheets especially considering different C/N/P ratios and inerts
    • Energy saving and economic consideration of NRR processes
    • Regulatory improvement and upgrade of the NRR processes
    • Nutrient polishing and/or its interface with water reuse
  • BWRC and LEADERS Seminar Series – Dr. Tissa Illangasekare
    16:00 -17:00
    2019.11.25

    Abstract

    Fundamental to the distribution and transport of water, gases and chemical constituents in natural systems are the processes of energy, mass, and momentum transfer. A class of problems offers unique challenges when these processes occur across physical interfaces within the system.  Some of the challenges are a result of hard to define interface topologies, abrupt phase transitions, contrasting flow and energy dynamics, difficulties in the characterization of transfer processes, and modeling complexities. The data to study these problems cannot always be obtained from field experiments where multitude of factors contribute to uncertainties of measurements and challenges in characterization of system properties at all relevant length scales. Laboratory experimentation at multiple test scales will continue to play an important and a useful role in addressing these problems and will provide opportunities to improve fundamental process understanding that will lead to new insights for improved conceptualization and numerical models.  Examples in multiphase systems as applied to deep geologic storage of carbon dioxide and land/atmospheric interactions are used to show how some of these challenges are addressed through the implementation of theory-driven experiments using multiple test scales.

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