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Principal Investigator: Remucal, Christina
Institute Receiving Award Gordon Research Conferences
Location East Greenwich, RI
Grant Number R13ES036029
Funding Organization National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Award Funding Period 01 Mar 2024 to 28 Feb 2025
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): 2024 Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences: Water Abstract The goal of this proposal is to support the Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences: Water to be held June 23-28, 2024, in Holderness, NH. The 2024 conference theme is Addressing Current Challenges in Aquatic Sciences through Innovative Solutions and will feature a program of thought-provoking research by leading researchers in the field of water quality science and technology. The conference will bring together 190 participants from multiple countries in an immersive and informal setting. The program will feature a series of plenary talks by established and emerging researchers, as well as daily poster sessions by conference attendees. The overarching theme of the 2024 conference recognizes that state-of-the-art research is needed to understand challenges facing water resources and to develop solutions to address those challenges. This conference will showcase innovative researchers who focus on current water resources challenges, including persistent contaminants, pathogens, and impacts of climate change. Importantly, the program will feature state-of-the-art solutions to water quality challenges, including novel approaches to recover resources, purify water, and mitigate carbon emissions across the water sector. The conference will highlight scientists who directly study environmental impacts through field measurements, community engagement, and efforts to address environmental justice issues related to water. Specific aims of the conference are to: 1) Feature a scientific program that links water quality issues, the protection of human health, and sustainability of environmental resources through a plenary program of leading researchers from different fields and perspectives; 2) Advance discovery while promoting teaching, training, and learning by offering a platform for graduate student and postdoctoral researchers to present their research at the full conference, as well as provide a venue for informal interactions between senior scientists and students and broad participation of scientists from groups underrepresented in science and engineering; 3) Provide a conference that fosters discussion and debate of research results through close interaction of participants from academia, industry, and government laboratories; and 4) Promote broad participation of researchers from a diverse background, both through the speaker selection and through special GRC funding mechanisms that encourage the participation of underrepresented groups. Funds will be used to support the attendance of invited plenary speakers, as well as graduate student and postdoctoral trainees. Outcomes related to the quality of the scientific program, discussion, management, and atmosphere will be evaluated through surveys of conference attendees. 1
Science Code(s)/Area of Science(s) Primary: 15 - Exposure Assessment/Exposome
Secondary: 03 - Carcinogenesis/Cell Transformation
Publications No publications associated with this grant
Program Officer Brittany Trottier
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