Friday, December 31, 2010

International Conference Sustainable Remediation 2011: State of the Practice

The International Conference Sustainable Remediation 2011: State of the Practice, 1-3 June 2011, will address the themes of green chemistry, human health, and environmental and emergency response. Session presentations by scientists, practitioners, and regulators will feature new research, field applications, and lessons learned. The three-day conference will kick off with a Plenary Session with keynote presentations from leading researchers and regulatory experts who will provide an overview of the sustainable remediation landscape and address research needs, policy and regulatory challenges moving forward. The conference will feature more than 70 platform presentations, posters (featuring a special student poster competition) and many exhibitors, offering ample opportunities for networking. The 2010 Green Remediation Conference attracted hundreds of attendees (academia, government, non-profit, and private sector) from 16 countries and 31 States. The conference co-hosts are EPA's Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation and The Environmental Institute at UMass Amherst.

Please note that presentations must contain a sustainable remediation component.

Abstracts are encouraged in the areas listed below.

  • Sustainable and innovative technologies for green remediation
  • Green chemistry principles, processes and programs
  • Predictive toxicology and high throughput approaches to identify greener chemicals
  • Development and evaluation of new green, non-toxic chemicals
  • Human health effects of contaminants at waste sites
  • Human health implications of site reuse
  • Health assessment tools, guidance, and resources
  • Emergency response, cleanup strategies, and new technologies
  • State and federal environmental response programs
  • Integration of sustainable principles, practices, and metrics
  • Contaminated land ecological revitalization
  • Brownfield land reuse and development tools
  • Urban gardening on contaminated lands
  • Groundwater long-term monitoring optimization systems
  • Waste site response actions
  • Renewable energy and conservation applications
  • Optimization and best management practices
  • State programs, strategies, and initiatives
  • Federal agency initiatives, policies and regulatory issues
  • International programs and initiatives
  • Public health awareness, training, and support
  • Community engagement and outreach
  • Project case studies, field applications, and lessons learned

PDF of Call for Abstracts, please broadcast in your circles!

Deadline for Posters: May 2, 2011

Abstracts accepted online at

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