Friday, August 3, 2012

GeoGen2013 International Conference in Ethiopia

GeoGen2013 International Conference - February 5-7, 2013; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The sustainable supply of contaminant-free drinking water requires a multi-faceted approach. This includes an understanding of fate and transport of the contaminant, the importance of diet, and the suitability of alternative water sources. Robust, simple technologies are necessary, but major hurdles are often encountered in the form of economics, logistics, and human preferences and behavior.

The full title of this conference is:
"Toward sustainable safe drinking water supply in developing countries: 
the challenges of geogenic contaminants and mitigation measures"

This 3-day conference will focus on two significant geogenic (originating in the earth) sources of water contamination - arsenic and fluoride.  Experts from diverse settings will discuss technical. social, policy, and economic aspects in a unique interdisciplinary dialogue.

The main topics will be:

  • health challenges for mitigation
  • policy
  • fluoride and arsenic mitigation options
  • behaviour change / acceptance
  • public - private partnerships

Call for abstracts - for oral and poster presentations - is out, and the deadlines for submission are below:

             Abstract deadline…….August 1, 2012
             Notification of acceptance…….September 15, 2012
             Conference…….February 5-7, 2013 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

See the Conference website for more information.

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