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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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: 13th International Congress of Toxicology Exit EPA
Date: June 20 - July 4
Location: Seoul, Korea
Purpose: This conference focuses on novel approaches and technologies being used to properly assess safety, toxicity, and risk to human health.
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.
July 2014
Conference: Water, Waste, and Energy Management Exit EPA
Date: July 16-18
Location: Oporto, Portugal
Purpose: This international congress is being organized by teachers and researchers of the C3i/IPP (Portalegre, Portugal), the Extremadura University (Spain), and the Salamanca University (Spain).
August 2014
Conference: 2014 NAHMMA National Conference on Hazardous Materials Management Exit EPA
Date: August 18-21
Location: Orlando, FL
Purpose: The North America Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) is a professional organization dedicated to pollution prevention and reducing the hazardous constituents entering municipal waste streams.
September 2014
Conference: 4th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management Exit EPA
Date: September 2-5
Location: Crete, Greece
Purpose: Sessions will focus on innovations in hazardous and industrial waste management.
Conference: 7th Annual RadWaste Summit Exit EPA
Date: September 3-6
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Purpose: The RadWaste Summit attracts participants representing key federal agencies (DOE, NRC, EPA), industry, academia, national laboratories, state and local governments and public interest groups.
Conference: ISWA Solid Waste World Congress Exit EPA
Date: September 8-11
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Purpose: The ISWA Congress offers participants an opportunity to learn about the latest trends, developments, and perspectives for the waste sector.
Conference: 5th Nordic Joint Meeting on Remediation of Contaminated Sites Exit EPA
Date: September 15-18
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Purpose: The objective of NORDROCS 2014 is to address issues on assessment and remediation of soil, groundwater, and sediments in the context of Nordic conditions.
Conference: Wastecon Exit EPA
Date: September 17-19
Location: Long Beach, CA
Purpose: Wastecon covers what's new in collection, processing, marketing and management of compost, recyclables and solid waste.
Conference: International Symposium on Sediment Management Exit EPA
Date: September 17-19
Location: Ferrara, Italy
Purpose: The goal of this conference is to convene professionals in the field to discuss stat-of-the-art technology developments.
October 2014
Conference: World Resources Forum Exit EPA
Date: October 12-15
Location: Arequipa, Peru
Purpose: Themes to be addressed in 2014 include innovative resource efficiency and decoupling economic growth and resource use.
Conference: HOMBRE Final Conference Tailored & Sustainable Redevelopment towards Zero Brownfields Exit EPA
Date: October 14-16
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Purpose: This conference is being organized by the CABERNET network in conjunction with the final project conference of the 7th European Research Framework (FP7) Greenland (participation INERIS) program, HOMBRE (participation BRGM) and STAMP.
Conference: 9th International Soil Science Congress Exit EPA
Date: October 14-16
Location: Antalya, Turkey
Purpose: The congress will focus on multidisciplinary approach to soil science, with special attention to basic research and the latest technological developments for soil use and management
November 2014
Conference: LCA Conference: A Tool for Strategic Decision-Making Exit EPA
Date: November 4-5
Location: Lille, France
Purpose: Participants may attend two strategic plenary sessions and up to six workshops during the two-day convention structured around three topics: Life cycle and strategy; Sectional approaches; and Tools and methods.
Conference: SETAC America 35th Annual Meeting Exit EPA
Date: November 9-11
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Purpose: SETAC is a not-for-profit, global professional organization that provides a forum where scientists, managers and other professionals exchange information and ideas on the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development, and environmental education.
Conference: Total Food 2014 Exit EPA
Date: November 11-13
Location: Norwich, UK
Purpose: Total Food 2014 is the fourth in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimize waste.
Conference: Venice 2014: International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste Exit EPA
Date: November 17-20
Location: Venice, Italy
Purpose: The symposium will focus on advances made in the application of technologies for energy recovery from biomass and waste and to encourage discussion in these fields.
Conference: Going Green CARE INNOVATION 2014 Exit EPA
Date: November 17-20
Location: Vienna, Austria
Purpose: CARE INNOVATION 2014 is a conference and exhibition on electronics and the environment.
Conference: 9th IWA International Symposium on Waste Management Problems in Agro-industries Exit EPA
Date: November 24-26
Location: Kochi, Japan
Purpose: Themes include a range of topics related to waste prevention and management.


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