Conferences & workshops

International and National Conferences and Workshops relative to

  • Olive oil production and olive oil mills' wastes management
  • Waste Manegement
  • Environmental Quality and Hazards
  • Environmental Monitoring


  • WWPR 2012 – IWA Regional Conference on Wastewater Purification & Reuse, 28-30 March 2012, Heraclion, Crete, Greece. Aim of the Wastewater Purification and Reuse Regional Conference, is to gather, under one roof, all of you that your research, your business or your daily activity, is related to the purification of the wastewater and its reuse, irrelevant where that takes place and for what purpose. Website:
  • Conference 'Soil remediation and soil sealing' Brussels, 10-11 May 2012. The Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission will host a high-level conference on 'Soil remediation and soil sealing' in Brussels (Belgium) on 10-11 May 2012. It will be opened by Janez Potočnik, Environment Commissioner, Ida Auken (invited), Danish Environment Minister and President-in-Office of the Environment Council, and Corrado Clini, Italian Environment Minister. The conference is part of the European Commission's work in implementing the Soil Thematic Strategy (COM(2006) 231) it adopted in 2006. It aims to highlight the importance of tackling soil contamination at an early stage and the opportunities created in the European remediation industry. Moreover, it will underline how addressing contaminated sites and brownfields can be helpful in limiting land take and soil sealing on fertile agricultural land. At the conference the Commission will present its Soil Sealing Guidelines that are being finalised. These guidelines are part of the Soil Thematic Strategy and will contribute to achieving the land take target proposed in the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe (COM(2011) 232. The participation to the conference is free of charge but will be limited to 400 people on a first-come-first-served basis.  The conference will take place in the Charlemagne building of the European Commission, rue de la Loi 170, 1040 Brussels.
  • Inrternational Conference on Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management, 15-17 May, 2012, Cesme-Izmir, Turkey. Website:
  • 50th ECSA Conference:Today's science for tomorrow's Management, 3-7 June 2012, Venice, Italy. Recent decades have seen emergent issues that bear potentially massive risks for the long-term trajectory of coastal environments and the uses we make of them. These issues have raised awareness, and in some cases, motivated investment of much funding and research and management efforts. It seems timely, at a time of economic constraints, and a time when too many issues demand international attention, to take a hard look at the evidentiary basis, current data, and future predictions surrounding these issues. This conference will cover the fundamental natural and social sciences for estuaries, coasts and marine areas and emphasis the links to the integrated and sustainable management of these areas. Following the success of the renowned ECSA conferences and workshops, the 50th ECSA Conference Disputed Issues in Coastal Science and Management will bring together researchers, environmental managers, policy makers and graduate students to present research results, explore collaborations and to spark new ideas, with the aim of learning about marine, coastal and transitional systems worldwide, catching up on leading-edge techniques and, lastly, appreciating the constraints of the science and the management. Website:
  • Urban Environmental Pollution – Creating Healthy Liveable Cities, 17-20 June 2012, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Topics of discussion are: New information about urban environments and how they function, Pollution problems and possible solutions, Role of the built environment in alleviating heat islands, Human health problems and solutions, Role of vegetation in mitigating urban pollution and human health problems, Innovative methods for alleviation of urban stress problems. Website:
  • 4th International Congress EUROSOIL 2012: Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment, 2-6 July 2012, Bari, Italy. The 4th International Congress of ECSSS aims to encompass several aspects and to offer ample opportunity to explore many issues of current Soil Sciences. The main objective of the scientific programme and structure of the Congress is to provide an interactive forum of exchange of ideas by bringing together and establishing durable and strict relationships among older and younger soil scientists and researchers, technical and professional operators, industry and administrative representatives, policy makers and regulators operating in the field of Soil Sciences. Website:
  • Ecosummit 2012 – Ecological Sustainability, 1-5 October 2012, Columbus, USA. Ecosummit 2012, the first conference ever linking the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) and the Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER), will bring together the world’s most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring the planet’s ecosystems. Website: