For those who take an active role in protecting the environment, attending environmental conferences is a great way to stay motivated. Attending conferences and summits gives individuals the chance to find out about the most pressing environmental issues and what’s being done to address them.
For professionals, attending conferences often come with the added benefits of new certifications or continuing education units (CEUs). Conference attendees also get the opportunity to hear from experts on environmentalism. Here, we explore some of the most exciting and informative environmental conferences scheduled in 2017.
World Environmental & Water Resources Congress
Scheduled for May 21-25, 2017 in Sacramento, California, the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress is part of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) annual conference series. This conference will mainly focus on the topic of water and science technology. It will also give attendees the opportunity to network with experts and see all a variety of related exhibits.
Those who work in the civil engineering field may be especially interested in attending the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress. This is because this conference focuses on environmental technology and new ways to streamline processes, as well as determining what the future holds for environmental change from an engineering perspective.
Speakers at this year’s World Environmental & Water Resources Congress include K. Taraka Rama Rao, who serves as Minister of Information Technology and Industries for Government of Telangana in India. Dr. F. Martin Ralph, Program Manager of the NOAA Weather & Water/Science, Technology and Infusion Program, will also speak.
With so much to learn regarding the changing environment, the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress is not to be missed.
World Conference on Climate Change
Scheduled for October 19-21, 2017, in Rome, Italy, the World Conference on Climate Change will be going into its fourth year with prominent guest speakers and engaging environmental topics. The theme for the event is Today’s Progress and Tomorrow’s Climate Challenges. The conference will include speakers from all over the world with experience and expertise on varying environmental issues.
The World Conference on Climate Change will host several events covering various concentrations. These include identifying the evidence of climate change, which goes into depth about how the world has changed in just the past 100 years. That track also covers how ecologists can gain a better understanding of our ever-changing planet.
Another featured track of the conference is how we can be more proactive in addressing climate change, both as citizens and in our professional pursuits. This track will explore the history of temperature variations as well as how human behavior has greatly affected these over the years.
Engaging discussions are planned to address rising sea levels and the contribution of agriculture to the global warming crisis, as well as how weather patterns have changed significantly over the last century. Not only will climate change be discussed, but its impact and real risk will also be considered. That way, attendees can gain a deeper understanding of just how serious the problem is.
International Conference on Recycling
Slated for November 6-8, 2017, in Las Vegas, the International Conference on Recycling: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, will focus on the theme of regeneration from waste. The sixth annual conference well welcome scientists, academics, and environmental researchers to share their knowledge and experience through a series of presentations and lectures.
The conference will feature tracks such as chemical waste recycling. This theme will explore how waste produced from chemical labs often contains substances that are harmful to the environment, as well as human and animal life. The track will go into depth about how chemicals are recycled and the natural resources that are depleted in the process of recycling chemical waste.
Another track included at the conference will be one focused on the recycling of solid waste. This waste includes often hard-to-recycle items such as paint, tires, and scrap metal. The recycling of solid waste is emphasized over simply discarding these items in order to reduce their damage to the environment.
Yet another track seeks to bring awareness to oil and oil recycling and how proper recycling of oil can mitigate some damage to the planet. Speakers will identify the difference between oil as we know it versus waste oil that is often contaminated with environmentally harmful substances.
Speakers at this year’s International Conference on Recycling include Professor Lingai LUO, Research Director CNRS France and Professor Joanna Kulczycka, who serves as Head of Department (HOD) for Strategic Research at Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences MEERI.
As previously stated, attending conferences comes with a variety of benefits for both presenters and the attendees. Attending environmental conferences gives people a chance to interact with each other and have discussions with experts from all over the world. Conference attendees also share the common goals of exchanging ideas and trying to better understand the earth and how to preserve its natural resources.