Title: CHEMRAWN XV - Chemistry for Water
Remarks: Collaborative venture with UNESCO, UNEP and Maison
de la Chimie (Paris)
Completion Date: 2004 - project completed
Chemical sciences and technologies are needed to resolve water-related
problems and issues such as scarcity, purification, waste treatment,
control, and analysis.. This conference will explore the latest scientific
and engineering approaches to these problems and issues to develop world-wide
strategies and policy recommendations, focusing on the common interests
of academic institutions, corporations, governmental agencies and the
- Define scientific gaps, research priorities, economic and social
priorities in order to provide decision makers in governments, industry,
academia, and especially the mass media with the chemical knowledge
required for understanding the present and future role of chemistry
in resolving water- related problems and issues.
- Conduct an objective assessment of the technical state-of-the-art
in chemistry and chemical engineering in the domains of fresh water
availability and avoiding water pollution.
- Formulate a series of Proposals and Recommendations by the Future
Actions Committee for wide distribution.
The venue is arranged to take place in Paris, France at the Maison de
la Chimie in June 21-23, 2004.
- Analytical chemistry for waters: Progresses in chemical and
biochemical methods for quality assessment - Biosensors and "lab-on-a-chip"
- Identification of water contaminants - Security of water supply
systems - New microbiological methods.
- Chemistry, agriculture, soils and water: New technologies
to optimize uses of water in agriculture - Pollution of soils and
underground waters - Sustainable concepts relating to water uses and
pollution treatments - Soil remediation.
- Chemistry, industry and water: Green chemistry - Saving water
in chemical industries - Innovative industrial processes relating
to water pollution and water uses.
- Water treatments and supply: New technologies for drinking
water production, storage and transport - Waste-water treatments and
reuse - Desalination - New developments in oxydation or adsorption
processes and membrane treatments.
- Chemistry and specific uses of water: Prospection and exploitation
of fresh-water sources - Marine pollution - Water conditioning in
industrial systems - Materials and equipment in contact with water
- Security problems.
- Case studies: International experiences.
Chairman of the Conference: Prof. Pierre Potier, Member
of the French Academy of Sciences; President, Fondation de la Maison
de la Chimie
Chairman of the Organizing Committee: Dr. Pierre Fillet,
Member of he French Academy of Technology
Secretary: Mr. Jacques Hui, Maison de la Chimie Foundation
Treasurer: Mr Poite, Maison de la Chimie Foundation
- Dr. Thierry Chambolle, Former scientific adviser of the Suez Group
- Prof. Jean-Baptiste Donnet, Past President of the French Chemical
- Prof. Raymond Hamelin, Member of the CHEMRAWN Committee
- Prof. Yves Levy, Secretary of the International Scientific Committee
- Mr. Claude Mordini, Parlementary assistant
- Dr. Teniere-Buchot, Senior adviser for water at the UNEP
- to be named, Representatve of "M2C", company on
charge of the organization.
International Scientific Committee:
Chairman: Dr. Alan Hayes G.B., Past President of IUPAC,
Past President of t the CHEMRAWN Committee
Secretary: Prof. Yves Levy, F, Faculty of Pharmacy,
University of Paris
- Dr Pascal Bonne, F, Director of Research, Veolia Group
- Prof. Michael Droescher, D, Senior Vice-President Corporate Innovation
Management DEGUSSA AG, Member of the COCI Committee
- Prof. Gheorghe Duca, Moldova, Member of the Academy of Science Minister
of Ecology and Territorial Development of the Republic of Moldova
- Prof. Yonichi Gohshi, J, Chairman of the National Institute for
Environmental Studies, Japan
- Dr. Dennis L. Hjeresen, USA, Director of the Green Chemistry Institute,
- Mrs. Aloisi de Larderel, PNUE, Director, division Technology, Industry
- Prof. Patrick Moyna, Uy, Montevideo University, Member of the CHEMRAWN
- to be designated, Suez group
- Prof. Alex. Pokrovsky, UNESCO, Director, section Mathematical, Physical
and Chemical Sciences
- Dr. Alan Smith, G.B., Former Director of Research of Laporte Ltd.
(G.B.), Member of the Committees CHEMRAWN and COCI
Dr. A. Szöllösi-Nagy, UNESCO, Assistant General Director
> conference announcement
> press coverage
19 July 2004, p. 25
Sep/Oct 2004, p. 26
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