The widespread problem of water pollution is jeopardizing our health and environment. The consumption of such unsafe or polluted water kills more people every year. Our drinkable water sources are finite hence without action, mankind would face heavy demand for clean freshwater by 2050. The main concern according to recent research is “Emerging Contaminants” (ECs), a next-level water pollutant lacking standards and permissible levels.
This 2nd International Conference on “Emerging Contaminants in Water and Environment (ECWE 2023) with its eminent national and international speakers is an aid for the young researcher and innovators to share research experience and knowledge, boost their careers in the field of water and environmental science. This events also includes a Pre-conference workshop on “Techniques for Emerging contaminants quantification and Impact Assessment” where the researchers gain practical knowledge on EC quantification, monitoring, management and instrumentations for identifying ECs.
At the inauguration of the conference, Dr. Selvakumar, Prof & Head, Dept of Nanobiotechnology and Biotechnology, PSG IAS, put forth the importance of having a conference and added the context to the same during his address.
Dr. Prakasan, Principal, PSG College of Technology, in his presendential address lauded the department for taking up a topic which will have an impact on day to day life of our citizens.
Dr. AK Ghosh, SO-H, Desalination and Membrane Technology Division, BARC, Member Secretary, Water and Waste Management Committee BRNS, Mumbai made the inaugural address wherein he stressed the importance of working on water contaminants.
Prof. S Stolte. Chair Hydrochemistry and Water Technology, Institute for Water Chemistry, TU Dresden, Germany during his felicitation called for more research and application on Water contaminants in the days to come.
Earlier Dr. J Kanchana, Deputy Director of PSG IAS, welcomed the gathering and Dr. M Devasena, Associate Director- Research, PSG iTech proposed the vote of thanks.
The event is organized by the Department of Nanobiotechnology, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies, coimbatore in Association of Global Groundwater Scientists (AGGS) and supported by PSG Institutions, SERB, BRNS, and CSIR and Metrohm India Limited Chennai.
Internationals experts from USA, Australia, Germany and Argentina along with Indian Scientists, Leading academicians, industrialists and regulatory authorities like BARC, IGCAR, DRDO, IITs, state universities, pollution control board, India are presenting their findings in this conference over the course of the day. More than 175 research scholars, students, faculty members and industry representations are attending the conference from various parts of India.
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