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June 2014
Conference: 20th World Congress of Soil Science Exit EPA
Date:June 8-13
Location: Jeju, Korea
Purpose: Held every four years, the congress' theme in 2014 is "soils embrace life and universe".
Conference: 7th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology Exit EPA
Date: June 9-13
Location: Houston, TX
Purpose: Presentation themes include a range of topics on waste management and remediation.
Conference: Sustainability through Resource Conservation and Recycling ‘14 Exit EPA
Date: June 12-13
Location: Cornwall, UK
Purpose: Organized by Minerals Engineering International, this conference will discuss all aspects of material and metal usage
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management Exit EPA
Date: June 12-14
Location: Athens, Greece
Purpose: The conference focuses on biowaste organic waste streams.
Conference: Global Forum on Environment – Extended Producer Responsibility Exit EPA
Date: June 17 - 19
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Purpose:The OECD and the Ministry of Environment of Japan  are co-organizing and hosting this three-day multi-stakeholder dialogue with participants from OECD and partner countries.
Conference: Global Waste Symposium Exit EPA
Date: June 22-25
Location: Orlando, FL
Purpose: The symposium serves as a forum for the presentation of both applied and fundamental research and case studies on waste management.
May 2014
Conference: International Oil Spill Conference Exit EPA
Date: May 5-8
Location: Savannah, GA
Purpose: The IOSC provides an important forum for professionals from the emergency response community.
Conference: National Zero Waste Business Conference Exit EPA
Date: May 7-8
Location: Atlanta, GA
Purpose: "Creating value through zero waste" is the theme of this year's conference.
Conference: SETAC Europe – 24th Annual Meeting Exit EPA
Date: May 11-15
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Purpose: The conference will focus on the most recent advances in environmental sciences and will provide a platform for how to implement this knowledge to improve environmental risk assessment and shape policies.
Conference: 7th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment Exit EPA
Date: May 12-14
Location: Ancona, Italy
Purpose: This bi-annual Wessex Institute of Technology conference provides a forum for the exchange among professionals, researchers, government departments, and local authorities of scientific information and work on the current state of waste management.
Conference: International Symposium on Sustainable systems and Technologies Exit EPA
Date: May 18-21
Location: Oakland, California
Purpose: Now in its 21st year, the ISSST is the premier conference for research related to the sustainability of systems and technologies. The program covers the spectrum of issues for assessing and managing products and services across their life cycle, and the design, management, and policy implications of technologies and system configurations.
Conference: Society and Materials Conference Exit EPA
Date: May 20-21
Location: Liege, Belgium
Purpose: SAM conferences address issues of sustainability in the assessment of processes, products, and product solutions (metals, concrete, polymers, composites, wood, etc.) in order to foster the interaction of soft and hard sciences and discuss the development of new metrics extending beyond common LCA and strategies of sustainable development.
Conference: 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Exit EPA
Date: May 19-22
Location: Monterey, CA
Purpose: This remediation conference covers innovative applications of existing and new technologies and approaches for characterization, risk assessment, treatment, and remedy optimization of chlorinated and other recalcitrant compounds in various environmental media.
Conference: 9th International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground
Date: May 22-24
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Purpose: The decontamination of polluted sites in cold regions (polar and sub-polar regions, alpine regions) has received increasing interest in the past decade, and there is an increasing demand for the clean-up of these contaminated sites.
April 2014
Conference: 2nd Annual Africa Sustainable Waste Management Conference Exit EPA
Date: April 22-24
Location: Luanda, Angola
Purpose: Organizers invite technicians, researchers, operators, public officials and professionals in the waste sector to participate in the debates with experts recognized world-wide.
Conference: EurAsia Waste Management Symposium Exit EPA
Date: April 28-30
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Purpose: The EurAsia Waste Management Symposium will provide a comprehensive overview of effective waste management strategies across the Asian and the European regions.
March 2014
Conference: Mixed Hazardous Waste and Waste Management 2014 Exit EPA
Date: March 2-6
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Purpose: The conference provides a forum for discussing and seeking cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions to the safe management and disposition of radioactive waste and radioactive materials.
Conference: 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management Exit EPA
Date: March 10-12
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Purpose: The basic concept of 3R is to establish a Sound Material-Cycle Society and at the same time aim to preserve resources and control hazardous substances.
Conference: Plastics Recycling Conference Exit EPA
Date: March 11-12
Location: Orlando, FL
Purpose: Speakers will include leading experts in the field of plastics recovery and utilization, and participants will discuss plastics collection issues, recycling market factors, and legislative and policy considerations.
Conference: 14th International Automobile Recycling Congress Exit EPA
Date: March 19-21
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Purpose: The congress provides a platform to exchange the latest information on car recycling.
Conference: 18th Annual Landfill Symposium Exit EPA
Date: March 24-27
Location: Monterey, CA
Purpose: Topics include landfill construction and post-closure, stormwater management, landfill contaminants and remediation, alternate final covers, finance issues, airspace management and optimization, recycling activities at landfills, landfill reclamation and "mining," and other cutting-edge landfill topics.
Conference: 29th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management Exit EPA
Date: March 30-April 2
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Purpose: Researchers, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, community leaders and others from over 40 countries are expected to attend this conference.
February 2014
Conference: Sustainable Remediation Forum Exit EPA
Date: February 5-7
Location: Pasadena, California
Purpose: The Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) promotes the use of sustainable practices during the investigation, construction, redevelopment, and monitoring of remediation sites, with the objective of balancing economic viability, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, and the enhancement of the quality of life in surrounding communities.
Conference: IAEA International Experts' Meeting on Radiation Protection after the Fukushima Daiichi Accident Exit EPA
Date: February 17-21
Location: Vienna, Austria
Purpose: The meeting will be of interest to a broad spectrum of technical experts, government officials, and the public.
Conference: Energy from Waste 2014 Exit EPA
Date: February 26-27
Location: London, England
Purpose: The program examines challenges and opportunities that the sector is facing, bringing together the industry's most well-respected experts and specialists.
January 2014
Conference: International Disaster Conference and Expo Exit EPA
Date:January 7-10
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Purpose: The mission of the conference is to unite public and private sector professionals from around the world for discussions regarding policy, lessons learned, best practices, and forward thinking in the mitigation of loss of life and property when catastrophic events occur.
Conference:13th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2014
Date: January 22-24
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Purpose: This congress will be attended by representatives from industry, government, and academia, including over 500 industry leaders from around the world.
Conference: US Composting Council Annual Conference and Trade Show Exit EPA
Date: January 26-29
Location: Oakland, California
Purpose: The USCC's Annual Conference is the premiere professional meeting for composting, organics recycling and related topics.
May 2014
Conference: International Oil Spill Conference Exit EPA
Date: May 5-8
Location: Savannah, GA
Purpose: The IOSC provides an important forum for professionals from the emergency response community.
Conference: National Zero Waste Business Conference Exit EPA
Date: May 7-8
Location: Atlanta, GA
Purpose: "Creating value through zero waste" is the theme of this year's conference.
Conference: SETAC Europe – 24th Annual Meeting Exit EPA
Date: May 11-15
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Purpose: The conference will focus on the most recent advances in environmental sciences and will provide a platform for how to implement this knowledge to improve environmental risk assessment and shape policies.
Conference: 7th International Conference on Waste Management and the Environment Exit EPA
Date: May 12-14
Location: Ancona, Italy
Purpose: This bi-annual Wessex Institute of Technology conference provides a forum for the exchange among professionals, researchers, government departments, and local authorities of scientific information and work on the current state of waste management.
Conference: International Symposium on Sustainable systems and Technologies Exit EPA
Date: May 18-21
Location: Oakland, California
Purpose: Now in its 21st year, the ISSST is the premier conference for research related to the sustainability of systems and technologies. The program covers the spectrum of issues for assessing and managing products and services across their life cycle, and the design, management, and policy implications of technologies and system configurations.
Conference: Society and Materials Conference Exit EPA
Date: May 20-21
Location: Liege, Belgium
Purpose: SAM conferences address issues of sustainability in the assessment of processes, products, and product solutions (metals, concrete, polymers, composites, wood, etc.) in order to foster the interaction of soft and hard sciences and discuss the development of new metrics extending beyond common LCA and strategies of sustainable development.
Conference: 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Exit EPA
Date: May 19-22
Location: Monterey, CA
Purpose: This remediation conference covers innovative applications of existing and new technologies and approaches for characterization, risk assessment, treatment, and remedy optimization of chlorinated and other recalcitrant compounds in various environmental media.
Conference: 9th International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground Exit EPA
Date: May 22-24
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Purpose: The decontamination of polluted sites in cold regions (polar and sub-polar regions, alpine regions) has received increasing interest in the past decade, and there is an increasing demand for the clean-up of these contaminated sites.

2013

December 2013
Conference: In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi Process: Arctic Cities, Global Processes, and Local Realities Exit EPA
Date: December 2-4
Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Purpose: Global challenges in the Arctic from the perspective of environmental protection and sustainable development are the focus of the first In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi Process Conference.
Conference:ICEEWM 2013 : International Conference on Environmental, Energy and Waste Management
Date: December 10-11
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Purpose: The Conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results, as well as to discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
November 2013
Conference:UNOSD Sustainable Development Forum
Date: November 5-7
Location: Incheon, Korea
Purpose: The Forum will serve as a global platform for sharing best practices in formulation and implementation of SD programs, assessing evidence of impact and charting out new and improved pathways for sustainable development implementation, and reviewing the progress made in realizing voluntary commitments made at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20.
Conference: SETAC North America 34th Annual Conference Exit EPA
Date: November 17-21
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Purpose: The conference will include more than 2,300 scientists, assessors, regulators and managers from over 40 countries and will address will address the latest cutting-edge environmental research and science.
October 2013
Conference: World Resources Forum Conference Exit EPA
Date: October 6-9
Location: Davos, Switzerland
Purpose: Key topics to be addressed at this year's conference include: Resource Efficiency and Governance; Sustainable Business and Industry; Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure: and Lifestyles and Education.
Conference: 7th Annual Emergency Management Summit
Date: October 8-9
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Purpose: The Summit seeks to assess risks from natural disasters, epidemics, and terrorism in the United States, and articulate practical approaches to strategies for planning, response and recovery.
Conference: Corporate Recycling and Waste Conference
Date: October 8-10
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Purpose: Attendees will include environmental managers from Fortune 1000 firms, government officials, and other organizations concerned with advancing sustainability issues.
Conference: 11th Meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land
Date: October 9-10
Location: Durban, South Africa
Purpose: ICCL 2013 will focus on: public-private partnerships for site remediation/collaboration; legal, technical, financial and social issues in remediation; green technology: an environmentally sound technology for pollution prevention, control, and remediation; and community involvement in site remediation as a core decision-making tool.
Conference: 2013 Emergency Preparedness and Hazmat Response Conference Exit EPA
Date: October 13-17
Location:Baltimore, MD
Purpose: This national conference brings the highest quality training and education to all involved in emergency management and public safety.
Conference: Biocyle – 13th Annual Conference Exit EPA
Date: October 20-23
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Purpose: The Conference will focus on technologies and practices to turn municipal, agricultural, and industrial organic waste streams into power, renewable natural gas, vehicle fuels, and high-value digestate and compost products.
Conference:8th International Conference on Waste Management and Technology
Date: October 23-25
Location: Shanghai, China
Purpose: The conference is an international platform for specialists and officials to discuss scientific problems, exchange experiences, and look for innovative solutions.
Conference:Eight International Conference on Waste Management and Technology
Date: October 30- November 1
Location: Beijing, China
Purpose: The conference aims to promote exchange and cooperation on management policy, technology, and experiences on solid and hazardous waste under the theme of "Towards Ecological Civilization".
September 2013
Conference: Sustainable Development Practice 2013 Exit EPA
Date: September 6-7
Location: New York
Purpose: The conference at Columbia University will address practical solutions to address the complex challenges of sustainable development at local, regional, and global levels across twelve thematic areas.
Conference: 15th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management Exit EPA
Date: September 8-12
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Purpose: ICEM promotes a broad global exchange of information on technologies, operations, management approaches, economics, and public policies in the critical areas of environmental remediation and radioactive waste management.
Conference: 24th International Symposium on Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds Exit EPA
Date: September 8-12
Location: Corvalis, Oregon
Purpose: The symposium is a forum that brings together researchers worldwide to communicate, learn, and advance the field of PAC.
Conference: Mine Closure 2013 Exit EPA
Date: September 14-22
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom
Purpose: This international conference brings together industry experts to share best practices to minimize the environmental and social impacts of mine closure.
Conference: Cleanup 2013 Exit EPA
Date: September 15-18
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Purpose: This 5th annual conference will address a range of topics affecting Australia's contaminated site and remediation industry.
Conference: 24th National Tanks Conference and Expo Exit EPA
Date: September 16-18
Location: Denver, Colorado
Purpose: The conference will include a wide range of underground storage tank topics – including operator training, remediation technologies, and vital financial issues.
Conference: Indian Life Cycle Assessment and Management Conference 2013 Exit EPA
Date: September 26-27
Location: Bengalaru, India
Purpose: Building on Rio+20, ILCM 2013 invites policy makers, business managers and social scientists to focus on practical examples implemented across various sectors.
Conference: 1st International Conference on Global Food Security Exit EPA
Date: September 29 – October 2
Location: Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands
Purpose: Sessions include "Lost Harvest and Wasted Food."
Conference: 14th Annual Waste Management and Landfill Symposium Exit EPA
Date: September 30 - October 4
Location: Cagliari, Italy
Purpose: The conference will focus on advances in waste management science and technology, with workshops and case studies that address emerging issues.
August 2013
Conference: Third International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering Exit EPA
Date: August 11-15
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Purpose: The conference focus will be on managing natural resources and industrial sustainability from a systems perspective using scientific and engineering innovations.
Conference: 2013 Sustainability Summit Exit EPA
Date: August 14-16
Location: Seattle, Washington
Purpose: The Global Sustainability Summit is designed to help companies incorporate sustainability into every aspect of their business model and will include tracks on Packaging and Waste and on Sustainable Supply Chain Management.
Conference: 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management Exit EPA
Date: August 25-28
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Purpose: The conference provides a platform to support the reduction of the environmental impact of current and future production and consumption systems.
July 2013
Conference: Creative Construction 2013 Exit EPA
Date: July 6-9
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Purpose: Conference themes include sustainable construction methods and technologies, as well as recycling of construction waste.
Conference: Disaster Management 2013 Exit EPA
Date: July 9-11
Location: A Caruna, Spain
Purpose: Participants will learn risk management strategies to prepare for disruptive events and identify the best prevention methods in disaster management and public health. The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of information between leading academics and partners in disaster management.
Conference: 3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediation Exit EPA
Date: July 15-17
Location: Toronto, Canada
Purpose: This conference brings together world experts on topics including pollution detection, environmental remediation, and pollution prevention.
Conference: 11th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant Exit EPA
Date: July 28 - August 2
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Purpose: The conference will promote discussion on questions that are likely to arise in 2013 as a result of UN-led negotiations on a legally-binding international mercury treaty.

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June 2013
Conference: Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics Exit EPA
Date: June 3-4
Location: Washington, D.C.
Purpose: The theme for the 2013 conference is "Risk and Vulnerability"
Conference: Applications of Nano Technology for Safe and Sustainable Environmental Remediations Exit EPA
Date: June 5-7
Location: Hammond, Louisiana
Purpose: This inaugural workshop provides an opportunity for representatives from the environmental remediation community, industry, academia, and government to share their perspectives, pose questions, and develop ideas for design of good guidelines, selection criteria, and work practices to support safe and sustainable nano-enabled environmental remediation.
Conference: Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies
Date: June 10-13
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Purpose: The program will cover innovative and sustainable technologies that can be integrated with bioremediation, emerging issues related to bioremediation, and biology-based fuels.
Conference: WHO 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion Exit EPA
Date: June 10-14
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Purpose: Critical issues for health include education, environment, and agriculture.
Conference:International Conference on Environment and Waste Management
Date: June 13-14
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Purpose: The conference brings together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars from around the world to discuss new advances and research results in all fields of environment and waste management.
Conference: 2013 International Symposium on Electrokinetic Remediation Exit EPA
Date: June 23-26
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Purpose: The conference provides a venue to present and discuss recent developments in electrokinetic and electrochemical remediation and will be attended by world-renowned experts in electrokinetics.
Conference: Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry Exit EPA
Date: June 30 – July 3
Location: Milos Island, Greece
Purpose: The main theme of the meeting is the development, monitoring, and assessment of sustainable development criteria for mineral operations.
2nd International Conference on Solid Waste 2013: Innovation in Technology and Management
Date: May 5-8
Location: Hong Kong
Purpose: The conference will focus on policy and strategies, technical developments in waste separation, collection and recycling, life cycle analysis, energy production and biological treatment, and climate hange.
May 2013
Conference: Brownfields 2013 Exit EPA
Date: May 15-17
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Purpose: The 2013 conference features more than 100 educational sessions, including panel discussions, town hall meetings, and roundtables.
Conference: 3rd International Conference on Environment and Industrial Innovation Exit EPA
Date: May 19-20
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Purpose: The primary goals of the conference are to promote research and developmental activities related to environment and industrial innovation and to promote dialogue among experts in the field.
Conference:9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds
Date:May 19-22
Location: Monterey, California
Purpose: Topics will include characterization and remediation, site management and closure, green and sustainable remediation, and vapor intrusion.
Conference: Waste Expo 2013 Exit EPA
Date:May 20-22
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Purpose: With over 550 exhibiting companies, 40 conference sessions and workshops and over 11,000 total participants, for 45 years WasteExpo has been North America`s largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow.
Conference:Save the Planet Conference
Date:May 29-31
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Purpose: The fourth annual Save the Planet Conference and Exhibition on Waste Management, Recycling and Environment will focus on the waste challenges facing the countries of south-east Europe.
April 2013
Conference: All Hazards Response 2013 Exit EPA
Date: April 16-17
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Purpose: International participants from such fields as CBRNE, Hazmat, disaster medicine, and emergency management will attend the conference and exhibition.
Conference:12th International UFZ-Deltares Conference on Groundwater-Soil-Systems and Water Resource Management
Date: April 16-19
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Purpose: This is Europe´s largest conference on applied knowledge related to the management of soil-water systems.
Conference:Sustainable Oceans Summit
Date: April 22-24
Location: Washington, DC
Purpose: The SOS brings together industries involved in the use of marine space and resources, including shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, ports, mining, renewable energy, tourism, dredging, marine science/technology, maritime law, insurance, finance, and others.
March 2013
Conference: REMTEC Remediation Technology Summit Exit EPA
Date: March 4-6
Location: Westminster, Colorado
Purpose: The conference will address technology, application, and policy topics influencing the restoration of contaminated sites from the world.
Conference:2nd International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Restoration, and Management
Date: March 4-8
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Purpose: The goal of the second meeting is to bring advanced environmental science to developing countries and strengthen collaborations between scientists from developed and developing countries.
Conference: 28th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management Exit EPA
Date: March 10-13
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Purpose: At this annual conference, researchers, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, community leaders, and others present and discuss topics related to all aspects of solid waste technology and management.
Conference:13th International Automobile Recycling Conference
Date: March 13-15
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Purpose: The conference is a platform to exchange the latest information on automobile recycling topics such as technology development and rare earth materials.
Conference: V International Conference on Lifecycle Assessment in Latin America Exit EPA
Date: March 24-27
Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Purpose: The conference provides an international forum to share experiences on life cycle thinking in the advancement of a green economy in Latin America.
February 2013
Conference:Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments
Date: February 4-7
Location: February 4-7
Purpose: Maintaining the economic and biological viability of rivers, lakes, bays, and harbors requires management of the accumulation in sediments of potentially hazardous contaminants. The Sediments Conference is a forum for sharing experience and progress toward this goal.
Conference: 27th Session of UNEP Governing Council Exit EPA
Date: February 18-22
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Purpose: The Governing Council constitutes the annual ministerial-level global environmental forum in which participants gather to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment.
Conference: Waste to Energy + Recycling 2013
Date: February 19-20
Location: Germany
Purpose: The "waste to energy + recycling" conference program consists of presentations from international industry experts, country workshops, and panel discussions.
Conference: The Road to Zero Waste Exit EPA
Date: February 25-26
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Purpose: Featuring a variety of zero waste experts and case studies, this two-day event will provide the latest information on zero waste initiatives and practical advice on how communities can use these concepts in municipal solid waste management planning.
January 2013
Conference: Fifth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury Exit EPA
Date: January 13-18
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Purpose: INC5 is last planned session in this process.
Conference: Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness and Resilience Exit EPA
Date: January 15-17
Location: Washington, D.C.
Purpose: The conference will feature over 1,200 leaders from the emergency response, scientific, policy, conservation, and business communities, as well as federal and local government officials.
Conference: 12th Annual Electronics Recycling Conference (PDF) (17 pp, 3.6MB, About PDF) Exit EPA
Date: January 16-18
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Purpose: Over 500 experts from industry, government, and academia will discuss and present the newest information and challenges of the WEEE recycling business.
Conference: Ninth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability Exit EPA
Date: January 23-25
Location: Hiroshima, Japan
Purpose: The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum is for scholars, teachers, and practitioners from any professional discipline to address fundamental questions of sustainability.
Conference: US Composting Council Annual Conference 2013 Exit EPA
Date: January 28-31
Location: Orlando, Florida
Purpose: This is the world’s largest conference and exhibition for the organics management industry – including composting, anaerobic digestion, renewable energy from organics, compostable plastics, wood waste, and organics recycling.

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2012

December 2012
Conference:International Oil Sands Tailings Conference 2012
Date: Dec 2-5, 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Purpose: The conference offers the most recent developments in oil sands tailings and management to the international community.
Conference: Mercury-Contaminated Sites: Nicole Technical Meeting
Date: Dec 4, 2012
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Purpose: This technical workshop on mercury contaminated sites will aim at identifying and disseminating state of the art strategies, techniques and technologies for the management of such sites while minimising risk and maximising sustainability.
Conference: International Conference on Waste Management and Environmental Engineering
Date: Dec 22-23, 2012
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Purpose: The conference brings together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Waste Management and Environmental Engineering, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
November 2012
Conference: Electronics Recycling Asia
Date: Nov 13-16, 2012
Location: Guangzhou, China
Purpose: This conference with host recycling experts from around the world – including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators and policy-makers.
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Remediation Exit EPA
Date: Nov 14-16, 2012
Location: Vienna, Austria
Purpose: The conference provides a venue for professionals and interested parties from multiple backgrounds to share experiences and perspectives on how contaminated sites can be remediated with a lower environmental footprint.
Conference: First Global Soil Week Exit EPA
Date: Nov 18-22, 2012
Location: Berlin Germany
Purpose: The First Global Soil Week will provide a platform for follow up on land and soil-related decisions made at Rio+20.
Conference: EcoBalance 2012 Exit EPA
Date: Nov 20-23, 2012
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Purpose: This international conference addresses methodologies and practices for sustainability based on life cycle thinking.
October 2012
Conference:International Dialogue on Underwater Munitions (IDUM) IV
Date: Oct 1-3, 2012
Location: San JUan, Puerto Rico
Purpose: Through international diplomacy, dialogue, conferences, and workshops, the IDUM collaborates with international leaders and organizations to better understand the socio-economic impact on both human health and environment from years of decaying munitions.
Conference: Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector Exit EPA
Date: Oct 2-4, 2012
Location: Ustron, Poland
Purpose: Trends in innovative land revitalisation and new approaches for public and private sector decision-making will be presented. The conference will also highlight the future of the EU’s cohesion policy under the agenda of EUROPE 2020.
Conference: 6th International Conference on Innovative Solutions for Revitalisation of Degraded Lands Exit EPA
Date: Oct 2-4, 2012
Location: Saint Malo, France
Purpose: LCA Food 2012 will serve as a global forum in which to share recent developments in LCA methodology, databases and tools, as well as applications of LCA to food-production systems and food-consumption patterns.
Conference: 2012 Berlin Conference on Evidence for Sustainable Development Exit EPA
Date: Oct 5-6, 2012
Location: Berlin, Germany
Purpose: The conference aims at bringing together scientists from different disciplines and strands of research that produce evidence to support decision-making for sustainable development.
Conference: 7th Conference of the Parties: Stockholm Convention Exit EPA
Date: Oct 10-14, 2012
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Purpose:The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from chemicals in the environment.
Conference:Biocycle 2012
Date: Oct 29-31, 2012
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Purpose: This is the 12th Annual BioCycle Conference On Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling.
September 2012
Conference: Electronics Goes Green 2012+ Exit EPA
Date: Sep 9-12, 2012
Location: Berlin, Germany
Purpose: The joint international congress and exhibition “Electronics Goes Green 2012+” will provide a cutting-edge forum for discussion among leading technology experts and eco-designers on electronics and the environment.
Conference: 17th International Congress for Battery Recycling
Date: Sep 12-14, 2012
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Purpose:Conference topics will include battery recycling legislation worldwide, used battery collection and recycling rates, and new technologies.
Conference:3rd International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management
Date: Sep 12-14, 2012
Location: Chania, Crete
Purpose:The conference will focus on innovation in industrial and hazardous waste management.
Conference: ISWA World Solid Waste Conference Exit EPA
Date: Sep 17-19, 2012
Location: Florence, Italy
Purpose: The 2012 conference will cover a wide range of topics, including zero waste and waste prevention, climate change and waste, and recycling.
Conference: 3rd Session of the International Conference on Chemical Management Exit EPA
Date: Sep 17-21, 2012
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Purpose: The Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) provides a policy framework to promote chemical safety around the world. SAICM has as its overall objective the achievement of the sound management of chemicals throughout their life cycle so that, by 2020, chemicals are produced and used in ways that minimize significant adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
Conference: EcoProcura 2012
Date: Sep 19-21, 2012
Location: Malmo, Sweden
Purpose: The conference will address green procurement in the sustainable green economy debate, the proposed EU directive on public procurement, and achieving sustainability in the construction sector.
Conference: NORDROCS 2012: 4TH NORDIC Joint Meeting on Remediation of Contaminated Sites Exit EPA
Date: Sep 19-21, 2012
Location: Oslo, Norway
Purpose: The objective of NORDROCS 2012 is to address issues on assessment and remediation of soil, groundwater, and sediments in the context of Nordic conditions.
Conference: SOILREM 2012 and SITEREM 2012 Exit EPA
Date: Sep 23-26, 2012
Location: Yantai City, China
Purpose: The conference will serve as an international platform for policy makers, scientists, engineers, and scholars to present recent research findings and exchange information on innovative developments relating to sustainable remediation of polluted soils, sediments, groundwater, and industrial sites.
Conference:International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment
Date: Sep 23-27, 2012
Location: Rome, Italy
Purpose: The International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment (ICHMET) provides a unique platform for discussing and presenting state-of-the-art research activities to a broad international scientific community.
Conference: Eighth Session of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG) of the Basel Convention Exit EPA
Date: Sep 25-28, 2012
Location: Basel, Switzerland
Purpose: The OEWG assists the Conference of the Parties in developing and implementing decisions under the Convention.
Conference: Eco-Summit 2012: Ecological Sustainability Exit EPA
Date: Sep 30 - Oct 5, 2012
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Purpose: This international conference will explore innovative science-based strategies that are socially and culturally acceptable to create, manage, and restore ecosystems, ensuring that society has access to all these ecosystem services.
August 2012
Conference: International Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 Exit EPA
Date: Aug 1-2, 2012
Location: Montclair, New Jersey
Purpose: This conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum on global sustainable development for practitioners and academics.
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Date: Aug 5-8, 2012
Location: Oakland, California
Purpose: This year’s conference is titled “Stop Waste Go for Zero”
Conference: 2012 Resource Recycling Conference Exit EPA
Date: Aug 28-29, 2012
Location: Austin, Texas
Purpose: The conference focuses on the latest issues, trends and analysis for collection program managers, MRF operators and downstream processors, equipment manufacturers, representatives of recycling organizations, and buyers, sellers and processors of a wide range of recyclable materials.
Conference: International Conference on Waste Management and Environmental Engineering
Date: Aug 28-29, 2012
Location: Kaualalumpur, Malaysia
Purpose: The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research.
July 2012
Conference: EUROSOIL 2012
Date: Jul 2-6, 2012
Location: Bari, Italy
Purpose: The title of the 4th International Congress of ECSSS is “Soil Science for Mankind and the Environment,” and the congress is structured in 13 general topics that include 86 symposia and 16 workshops.
Conference: Waste Management 2012 Exit EPA
Date: Jul 4-6, 2012
Location: New Forest, United Kingdom
Purpose: This conference is organized biennially by the Wessex Institute.
Conference: Nineteenth Regular Session of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Council Exit EPA
Date: Jul 10-12, 2012
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Purpose: The Council will examine projects and issues in three thematic clusters: healthy communities and ecosystems; climate change – low-carbon economy; and greening the economy in North America.
Conference: Arsenic in the Environment: 4th International Conference
Date: Jul 22-27, 2012
Location: Cairns, Australia
Purpose: The theme of As-2012 is “Understanding the Geological-Medical Interface of Arsenic.
Conference: 5th Annual Ecosystem Services Protection Conference Exit EPA
Date: Jul 31-Aug 4, 2012
Location: Portland, Oregon
Purpose: The main theme of the conference is Ecosystem Services Come of Age: Linking Science, Policy, and Participation for Sustainable Human Well-Being.

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June 2012
Conference: ORBIT 201 Exit EPA
Date: Jun 12-15, 2012
Location: Rennes, France
Purpose: ORBIT2012 will address all aspects of organic resources and waste management , with a special focus on the assessment of technologies from environmental, social, and economic points of view.
Conference: Rio+20 Earth Summit Exit EPA
Date: Jun 20-22, 2012
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Purpose: Organized by the United Nations, Earth Summit 2012 will be the fourth summit of its kind and represents another milestone in ongoing international efforts to accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable development globally.
Conference: Fourth Session of the INC to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury Exit EPA
Date: Jun 25-29, 2012
Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Purpose: This meeting is scheduled to be the fourth of five Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) meetings to negotiate a legally binding instrument on mercury.
May 2012
Conference: World Congress on Biotechnology Exit EPA
Date: May 4-6, 2012
Location: Hyderabad, India
Purpose: The congress will encourage collaboration across industry, academia, and governments and evaluate emerging technologies across the globe.
Conference: Sustainability through Resource Conservation and Recycling Exit EPA
Date: May 6-8, 2012
Location: Falmouth, United Kingdom
Purpose: This conference will consider all aspects of material and metal usage.
Conference: International Dialogue on Environmentally Sound Management of E-Waste Exit EPA
Date: May 7-11, 2012
Location: San Salvador, El Salvador
Purpose: The Basel Convention Regional Center for Central America and Mexico, along with the US Environmental Protection Agency, will host this discussion of management of post-consumer electronic waste ("e-waste"). The Dialogue will be followed on 25-27 April by the Fifth Physical Meeting of the Basel Convention's Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment (PACE) Working Group.
Conference: 13th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association
Date: May 13-18, 2012
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Purpose: IRPA13 Glasgow will be the world’s largest ever gathering of radiation protection experience and expertise.
Conference: SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting Exit EPA
Date: May 20-24
Location: Berlin, Germany
Purpose: The title of this year’s conference is “Securing a sustainable future: Integrating science, policy and people.
Conference: Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Exit EPA
Date: May 21-24, 2012
Location: Monterey, California
Purpose: The conference covers innovative applications of existing and new technologies and approaches for characterization, risk assessment, treatment, and monitoring of chlorinated and other recalcitrant compounds in various environmental media.
Conference: International Conference on Green and Sustainable Innovation
Date: May 24-26, 2012
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Purpose: This year, the theme of the conference is “Life Cycle Thinking Towards Green Energy, Ecology and Sufficiency.

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April 2012
Conference: 7th Annual Conference on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites
Date: Apr 10-12, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Purpose: Sponsored by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the conference will include panels, focused open discussion, and poster sessions.
Conference: 2012 ISRI Convention and Exposition Exit EPA
Date: Apr 15-19, 2012
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Purpose: The 2012 conference will feature over 40 sessions and workshops at the world’s largest recycling industry exposition.
Conference: 2012 International Biomass Conference & Expo Exit EPA
Date: Apr 16-19, 2012
Location: Denver, Colorado
Purpose: This event brings current and future producers of bio-energy and bio-based products together with waste generators, energy crop growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, project developers, investors, and policy makers.
Conference: Waste Expo 2012
Date: Apr 30-May 2, 2012
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Purpose: Waste Expo is the largest trade show in North America serving the $75 billion solid waste and recycling markets.

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March 2012
Conference: 27th Annual International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management Exit EPA
Date: Mar 11-14, 2012
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Purpose: Researchers, educators, government officials, consultants, managers, community leaders, and others will present papers on a broad range of waste management issues.
Conference: Interspill 2012 Exit EPA
Date: Mar 13-15, 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Purpose: The Interspill Conference 2012 is an important international platform for discussing and sharing experiences on the prevention of, and response to, oil spills.
Conference: 2012 Plastics Recycling Conference Exit EPA
Date: Mar 20-21, 2012
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Purpose: Leading experts in the plastics recovery and utilization will present extensive and detailed industry assessments, including analyses of trends in the U.S. and Canada, plastics collection issues, recycling market factors, and legislative and policy developments.
Conference: 12th International Automobile Recycling Congress
Date: Mar 21-23, 2012
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Purpose: The congress will provide a platform for participants to learn and exchange information about government policies and industry practices in the recycling of motor vehicles.
Conference:Emergency Response and Effective Crisis Management for Oil Gas Chemical and Marine Terminals 2012
Date: Mar 28-29, 2012
Location: Singapore
Purpose: The conference will include sessions on Oil and Chemical Hazards and the Environment; Emerging Technologies for Treating Oil and Chemical Spills Dispersals; LNG Shipping and Cargo Handling Risks; FPSO Emergency Response Planning and Action; and Remote Sensing -Oil Spill Fingerprinting and DNA Testing.

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February 2012
Conference: Smart Cities 2012
Date: Feb 1-2, 2012
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Purpose: SMART CITIES 2012 will address the most pressing issues currently facing Europe’s cities – improving land-use, easing congestion, maximizing resource efficiency, and reducing the environmental impact s of our urban spaces. The conference also will be held March 20-21 in Washington, D.C.
Conference: The Road to Zero Waste Exit EPA
Date: Feb 7-9, 2012
Location: Austin, Texas
Purpose: This two-day event sponsored by SWANA will provide the latest information on zero waste initiatives and practical advice utilizing these concepts.
Conference:AAAS Annual Meeting
Date: Feb 16-20, 2012
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Purpose: This meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is one of the largest pan-science events of the year.
Conference: Global Risk Forum - One Health Summit 2012
Date: Feb 19-23, 2012
Location: Davos, Switzerland
Purpose: The Global Risk Forum GRF Davos actively promotes and fosters a multi-hazards and multi-disciplines approach for enhanced and overall risk reduction and crisis management that integrates prevention, intervention and recovery measures along the whole risk cycle.

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January 2012

Conference: 8th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability Exit EPA
Date: Jan 10-12, 2012
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Purpose: The conference takes an inter-disciplinary approach to addressing issues associated with sustainability.

Conference: International Disaster Conference and Expo Exit EPA
Date: Jan 17-19, 2012
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Purpose: The conference addresses all disciplines within the fields of Disaster Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation on a global scale.
Conference: 11th International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC)(PDF) (19 pp, 3.9MB, About PDF) Exit EPA
Date: Jan 18-20, 2012
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Purpose: Experts from industry, government, and academia will discuss and present the newest information and challenges of the WEEE recycling business.
Conference: 2nd Annual Global Mining Forum Exit EPA
Date: Jan 24-25, 2012
Location: London, United Kingdom
Purpose: The forum will address global mining practices and actions to facilitate better mining practices.

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2011

December 2011

Conference: Environmental FederalismExit EPA
Date: December 9-10
Location: Ancona, Italy
Purpose: The conference will analyze environmental taxation and sustainable economic development issues. In particular, it will focus on the role of institutions and local policy makers in the design of local environmental taxation in order to promote environmental goals and increase the capacity of local governments

Conference:3rd China Solid Waste Summit
Date: December 13-14
Location: Shanghai, China
Purpose: The conference provides practitioners with a platform to explore strategies for treatment and circular utilization of solid waste based upon localized solutions and partnership opportunities

Conference: Symposium 2011: From Post Disaster Reconstruction to the Creation of Resilient Societies Exit EPA
Date: December 16-17
Location: Tokyo Japan
Purpose: Keio University has organized this conference, which will focus on the recent disaster in Japan and sustainable post-disaster reconstruction challenges

Conference: Environment and Biodiversity of India 2011
Date: December 30-31
Location: New Delhi, India
Purpose: Focal themes of the conference include e-waste and solid waste management

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Conference: Sustainable Consumption - Toward Action and Impact Exit EPA
Date: November 6-8
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Purpose: The focus of the conference is on consumer behavior, its social and cultural embeddedness, and its interdependencies with institutional, economic, physical, and political frameworks.

November 2011

Conference: Shale Gas Environmental Summit Exit EPA
Date: November 2-3
Location: London, England
Purpose: The conference will examine existing and proposed shale gas extraction activities, with a focus on the associated environmental impacts. Insights will be provided by government, commercial, and environmental leaders

Conference: Life Cycle Assessment: A Tool for Strategic Decision Making Exit EPA
Date: November 3-4
Location: Lille, France
Purpose: The conference will address LCA applications and implementation in achieving eco-design and environmenta labeling goals

Conference: Tailings and Mine Waste 2011
Date: November 6-9
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Purpose: The conference provides a forum for the mining industry, regulatory groups, and other interest groups to address environmental issues related to tailings and mine waste management. Focused sessions will cover issues of environmental science and engineering, geochemistry, geotechnics, hydrogeology, milling, tailings management, and other topics.

Conference: Green Electronics 2011 Exit EPA
Date: November 8-10
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Purpose: Sponsored by the International CARE Electronics Office, this workshop on resource efficiency in the electric and electronics industry is intended for business, public authorities, leading universities and research organizations, and other environmental experts from around the globe.

Conference: 6th World Recycling Forum (PDF) (19 pp, 2.9MB, About PDF) Exit EPA
Date: November 16-18
Location: Hong Kong
Purpose: This forum draws leading recycling experts from around the world - including manufacturers, collectors, processors, steelmakers, legislators, and policy-makers.

Conference:2nd International Seminar on Environmental Issues in the Mining Industry
Date: November 23-25
Location: Santiago, Chile
Purpose: ENVIROMINE 2011 provides an international forum where mining industry professionals may analyse, discuss, and exchange experiences related to recent innovations and development on the prediction, prevention, and control of all environmental impacts associated with mining and metallurgical processes

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October 2011

Conference: Sardinia 2011: 13th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
Date: October 3-7
Location: Sardinia, Italy
Purpose: The symposium will focus on innovative aspects of sustainable waste management, presenting new technologies, describing the state of the art and related case studies, discussing controversial subjects, sharing experiences among attending nations, and evaluating social and economic balances

Conference: 10th Meeting on the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) Exit EPA
Date: October 4-6
Location: Washington, DC
Purpose: The ICCL, comprised of senior national land remediation experts and program managers from countries facing contaminated land challenges, is a bi-annual forum for information exchange and cooperation on contaminated land and ground water issues. The meeting is by invitation only. On October 6, the US EPA and the European Common Forum also will co-host theInnovative Approaches to Mining Cleanup and Reuse Workshop

Conference:EScrap 2011
Date: October 5-6
Location: Orlando, Florida
Purpose: 2010's record-breaking conference hosted over 100 exhibitors and over 1000 attendees, from more than 18 countries, making it the largest electronics recycling conference in North America

Conference:Sharing Green Economy Best Practices: Towards Rio+20
Date: October 10-11
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Purpose: Poland’s Ministry of the Environment is organizing this high-level conference for EU member States and key countries. The discussion will serve as a basis for developing specific solutions which may be adopted during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) in June of 2012

Conference: Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel ConventionExit EPA
Date: October 17-21
Location: Cartagena, Columbia
Purpose: The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is the most comprehensive global environmental agreement on hazardous and other wastes

Conference:Sustainable Innovation 11: 16th International Conference
Date: October 24-25
Location: Farnham, United Kingdom
Purpose: Organized by the Centre for Sustainable Design, Sustainable Innovation 11 will address issues related to the “state of the art” in sustainable innovation, technology, product and service design and development.

Conference: IAEM 58th Annual Conference Exit EPA
Date: October 29-November 4
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Purpose: The IAEM Annual Conference provides a forum to address current trends and topics in emergency management and homeland security

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September 2011

Conference: 2011 World Resources Forum: Shaping the Future of Natural Resources – Towards a Green Economy Exit EPA
Date: September 19-21
Location: Davos, Switzerland
Purpose: This global congress will address challenges and solutions for the resource problems which the world is facing: the environmental, social and economic risks of unsustainable extraction, manufacturing, consumption, disposal and dissipation of natural resources

Conference: 16th International Congress for Battery Recycling (PDF) (13 pp, 2.8MB, About PDF) Exit EPA
Date: September 21-23
Location: Venice, Italy
Purpose: The congress will focus on topics including battery recycling legislation worldwide collection and recycling practices, and new technologies

Conference: Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference Exit EPA
Date: September 21-23
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Purpose: A focus of this United Nations Economic Commission for Europe conference will be “Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.”

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August 2011

Conference: Lifecycle Management 2011
Date: August 28-31
Location: Berlin, Germany
Purpose: LCM 2011 will address practical solutions for the implementation of life cycle approaches into strategic and operational decision-making

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July 2011

Conference:5th European Bioremediation Conference
Date: July 4-7
Location: Chania, Crete
Purpose: Presentations are expected to focus on the technological advances of bioremediation treatment processes (including phytoremediation) for all types of media (air, soil, sediment, surface water, groundwater and industrial wastewater)

Conference: Sustainable Chemistry 2011 Exit EPA
Date: July 6-8
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Purpose: This first International Conference on Sustainable Chemistry will cover both technological and non-technological topics such the role of innovative and cleaner technologies and the development of appropriate business models, performance measurements, and better integrated management

Conference: Tenth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant Exit EPA
Date: July 24-29
Location: Halifax, Novia Scotia
Purpose: The conference will provide a forum for the exploration of the linkages among mercury sources to the environment, terrestrial and aquatic mercury transport and fate processes, and health risks associated with exposures of humans and wildlife to mercury. Current issues such as climate change and new regulatory frameworks will be key topics for presentation and discussion

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Jun 2011

Conference: 6th International Conference of the International Society for industrial Ecology Exit EPA
Date: June 7-10
Location: Berkeley, California
Purpose: The field of industrial ecology has adopted and developed rigorous tools for assessing the environmental impacts of products, processes, industrial sectors and economies at local, regional and global scales. These include methods of life cycle assessment, material and energy flow analysis, applied thermodynamics, risk assessment, economic input-output analysis, and resource economics. The conference theme is "Science, Systems and Sustainability"

Conference: World Conference on Disaster Management Exit EPA
Date: June 19-22
Location: Toronto, Canada
Purpose: The conference will include professionals in all fields of disaster management, in both public and private sectors

Conference:Energy from Biomass and Waste
Date: June 25-26
Location: London, England
Purpose: The EBW UK exhibition and conference address issues associated with waste and biomass treatment technology. Anaerobic digestion, biomass and waste CHP, and advanced thermal treatment are the major focus areas

Conference: International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Technologies Exit EPA
Date: June 27-30
Location: Reno, Nevada
Purpose: Although bioremediation will continue to be a core focus, the symposium program also will consider how biological technologies and strategies can be employed to assess risks to human and ecological health and to develop sustainable practices

Conference: European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 2011 Exit EPA
Date: June 29-July 2
Location: Rome, Italy
Purpose: The conference program will cover all areas of environmental and resource economics. Special emphasis will be given to the interaction between the growing scientific knowledge on environmental issues and the economics and politics of sustainable human development.

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May 2011

Conference: International Biomass Conference and Expo Exit EPA
Date: May 2-5
Location: St Louis, Missouri
Purpose: The six conference tracks are: crop residues; dedicated energy crops; forest & wood processing residues; livestock and poultry wastes; MSW, urban wastes & landfill gas; and food processing residues

Conference: International Conference on Solid Waste 2011: Moving Towards Sustainable Resource Management Exit EPA
Date: May 2-6
Location: Hong Kong
Purpose: Conference topics include: green economy; sustainable solid waste management; organic waste treatment and recovery; hazardous waste treatment; economic instruments and financing methods for waste management; and greenhouse gas consideration in sustainable solid waste management

Conference: Commission on Sustainable Development 19 Exit EPA
Date: May 2-13
Location: New York City, New York
Purpose: This policy-year session of the Commission on Sustainable Development CSD will negotiate policy options related to the thematic cluster for the CSD 18-19 cycle: transport, chemicals, waste management, mining and the Ten-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns

Conference: Waste: The Social Context Exit EPA
Date: May 8-11
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Purpose: This international conference on the social, environmental and economic aspects of waste management is hosted by the Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence

Conference: World of Coal Ash 2011 Exit EPA
Date: May 9-11
Location: Denver, Colorado
Purpose: The conference will again focus on the science, applications, and sustainability of coal ash worldwide

Conference: WasteExpo 2011
Date: May 9-11
Location: Dallas, Texas
Purpose: Organized by the Environmental Industries Association (EIA), WasteExpo’s conference program offers over 40 sessions and workshops for waste and recycling professionals

Conference: 6th International Congress of the European Society for Soil Conservation “Innovative Strategies and Policies for Soil Conservation”
Date: May 9-14
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Purpose: The conference will address policies and strategies for soil protection and conservation, along with restoration and remediation of degraded lands

Conference: Resource Conservation and Recycling ’11 Exit EPA
Date: May 10-12
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Purpose: This conference discusses all aspects of material and metals usage

Conference: World Reconstruction Conference Exit EPA
Date: May 10-13
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Purpose: The Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will host a World Reconstruction Conference (WRC) from May 10-13, 2011. Together with other partners, the WRC is being organized by the World Bank, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). The WRC will be the first large-scale global conference focused on disaster recovery and reconstruction

Conference:Medical Waste Conference 2011
Date: May 11-12
Location: Dallas, Texas
Purpose: This event focuses on the largest regulatory, legislative, and technical issues that affect the medical waste business

Conference: Disaster Management 2011 Exit EPA
Date: May 11-13
Location: Orlando, Florida
Purpose: Conference participants will learn risk management strategies to prepare for disruptive events and identify the best prevention methods in disaster management and public health. The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of information between leading academics and partners in disaster management

Conference: Remediation Technology Summit 2011 Exit EPA
Date: May 16-19
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Purpose: This forum draws leaders from academia and the regulatory community, site owners, and environmental professionals. Speakers and attendees join interactive sessions covering advances in remediation science and technology, new and prospective regulatory policies, and other critical issues affecting contaminated site restoration

Conference: International Oil Spill Conference Exit EPA
Date: May 23-26
Location: Portland, Oregon
Purpose: The International Oil Spill Conference provides a forum for professionals from the international community, the private sector, government, and non-governmental organizations to highlight and discuss innovations and best practices across the spectrum of prevention, preparedness, response and restoration.

Conference: Waste-to-Resources 2011: 4th International Symposium
Date: May 26-27
Location: Hanover, Germany
Purpose: The conference focuses on the use of mechanical-biological waste treatment (MBT) and on automatic waste sorting technology as the bridge between waste management and the recycling industry

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April 2011

Conference: Brownfields 2011 Exit EPA
Date: April 3-5
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Purpose: The 14th National Brownfields Conference features two and a half days of networking and educational programming. This year, the conference features more than 100 educational sessions

Conference: International Life Cycle Assessment Conference in Latin America
Date: April 4-7
Location: Veracruz, Mexico
Purpose: This bi-annual conference invites experts and interested audiences from around the globe. The conference will focus on life-cycle thinking on the path to Rio+20

Conference: 2011 ISRI Convention and Exposition Exit EPA
Date: April 5-9
Location: Los Angeles, California
Purpose: The Institute of Scap Recycling Industries will host 5,000 scrap recycling industry professionals for the 2011 ISRI Convention and Exposition at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Conference: BioCycle Global 2011: Composting, Renewable Energy, and Organics Recycling
Date: April 11-14
Location: San Diego, California
Purpose: Global conference sessions focus on best management practices, infrastructure, and programs to maximize diversion, conversion and utilization of organic wastes for compost, digester biogas, biofuels and other high-value by-products

Conference:International Eco Forum: Waste Management and Recycling
Date: April 13-15
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Purpose: The conference and exhibition will focus on a wide range of themes in the waste management and recycling sectors. The 2010 conference attracted over 200 professionals from thirteen countries

Conference: Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention Exit EPA
Date: April 25-29
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Purpose: The Fifth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention is likely to consider the addition of chemicals to the Stockholm Convention

Conference: International Conference on Waste Management and Environmental Engineering
Date: April 27-29
Location: Venice, Italy
Purpose: The conference aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research

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March 2011

Conference:Plastics Recycling 2011 Conference
Date: March 1-2
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Purpose: Plastics Recycling is one of the largest annual recycling conferences held in North America

Conference: Life Cycle Assessment: Revealing the Secrets of a Green Market
Date: March 9-10
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Purpose: The conference will bring together an expanded group of LCA practitioners from around Australia and internationally to work on specific sectors such as agriculture, food, building, water, and consumer products

Conference: 21st Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air Exit EPA
Date: March 14-17
Location: San Diego, California
Purpose: This annual conference provides a forum to facilitate the exchange of information on technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of environmental regulations

Conference: Municipal Waste Management Forum
Date: March 17-18
Location: Vienna, Austria
Purpose: The forum will address topics related to European waste directives and regulations and approaches to achieve sustainable solutions in waste management

Conference: 11th International Automobile Recycling Congress (IARC 2011) (PDF) (17 pp, 3.3MB, About PDF) Exit EPA
Date: March 23-25
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Purpose: Among other topics, the conference will address the ELV Directive and REACH requirements

Conference: 26th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management Exit EPA
Date: March 27-30
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Purpose: The conference includes nearly 200 presentations on issues related to landfills, recycling, waste-to-energy, waste reduction, waste policy, waste economics, composting, waste transfer, waste collection, municipal waste, industrial waste, residual waste and other MSW

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February 2011

Conference: 2011 AAAS Annual Meeting: "Science without Borders" Exit EPA
Date: February 17-21
Location: Washington, DC
Purpose: The 2011 meeting's theme emphasizes the practice of science through multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving that cross conventional borders. The program will feature sessions with strong scientific content across many science and engineering fields. Symposium tracks include: Sustainability; Land and Oceans; and Global Collaboration

Conference: 26th Session of the United Nations Environment Program Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Date: February 21-25
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Purpose: The UNEP Governing Council constitutes the annual ministerial-level global environmental forum in which participants gather to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment

Conference: 17th SETAC Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium Exit EPA
Date: February 28-March 1
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Purpose:This Case Study Symposium aims to bring together initiatives, methods and case study on sustainable consumption and production that contribute to a better understanding of a sustainable lifestyle

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January 2011

Conference: Seventh International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability Exit EPA
Date: January 5-7
Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
Purpose: This wide-ranging conference will take an interdisciplinary approach to address issues related to sustainability

Conference: 10th International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC 2011)(PDF) (15 pp, 2.4MB, About PDF) Exit EPA
Date: January 19-21
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Purpose: More than 450 experts from industry, government, and academia will discuss and present the newest information regarding challenges for the WEEE recycling business

Conference: 11th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Our Changing Oceans
Date: January 19-21
Location: Washington, DC
Purpose: One focus of the conference will be the BP Gulf of Mexico disaster and emergencies

Conference:14th Annual EUEC - Energy, Utility, and Environment Conference
Date: January 31-February 2
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Purpose: EUEC is an three-day annual energy, utility and environment conference where more than 650 of the world's leading experts will speak on the diverse topics of clean air policy, legislation and technologies, multi-pollutant control, energy and climate policy, wind, solar, EV-PHEV, carbon markets and CCS, corporate greenhouse gas (GHS) strategies, biofuels, biomass, and biogas, sustainability and reliability, energy efficiency and management, renewable energy and operations and management

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