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International Drought Symposium24-26 March 2010, Riverside, California, USA
The aim of the event, organised by the Water Science and Policy Center at the University of California, Riverside, is to compare drought impacts and mitigation under various physical, economic, and institutional situations in these states, and to allow “out of the box” approaches to be considered and adopted by the various countries. The symposium will bring senior disciplinary experts from Spain, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, and California – all drought-prone areas – to sit together and share scientific and policy aspects related to drought and its mitigation in each of these areas. The disciplines to be included are: economics, agronomy, hydrology, ecology, technology, policy, and water management.
Further details are available at: http://cnas.ucr.edu/drought-symposium/
6th EE & RES Congress and Exhibition for South East Europe. International Congress and Exhibition on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources14-16 April 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria
The role of regions and local actors is important in realizing the huge potential for energy efficiency that we know, exists. The regions, its actors and many networks have a role to play in bringing programmes and initiatives to fruition that make changes in behaviour – both in terms of how we use energy and how we purchase and make decisions that will have an impact on our future energy use. This congress aims at presenting on the SE European market new technology, equipment and services, and attracting the public attention to the practical benefits from renewables and the different means to save energy. It will be of interest not only for demonstrating the potential benefits of a sustainable energy policy at regional level, but also to learn from one another about how best to exploit this potential.
Further details are available at: http://viaexpo.com/congress-ee-vei/eng/congress.php
1st World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change28-30 May 2010, Bonn, Germany
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Bonn are pleased to announce the congress Resilient Cities 2010, the Annual Global Forum on Urban Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Change.
The event offer a opportunity that should not be missed for partners from all sectors to share experiences and research outcomes, to overcome knowledge gaps and to discuss and identify jointly solutions and impulses for innovation.
Further details are available at: www.iclei.org/bonn2010
Water Pollution 2010: Tenth International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution9-11 June 2010, Bucharest, Romania
Water Pollution 2010 is the 10th International Conference in the series on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Water Pollution. The conference, which has always been very successful, provides a forum for discussion amongst scientists, managers and academics from different areas of water contamination. The wealth of information exchanged in this international meeting will be of great benefit to all involved with water pollution problems.
The conference provides a forum for discussion amongst scientists, managers and academics from different areas of water contamination.
Further details are available at: www.wessex.ac.uk/10-conferences/water-pollution-2010.html
Urban Environmental Pollution 201020-23 June 2010, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This new conference will focus on the latest information about urban pollution problems and what measures can be taken to overcome obstacles to sustainability and life quality. The role of urban vegetation in storm water retention, pollution and temperature reduction, green roofs, re-surfacing buildings, reducing albedo, reducing asthma and other advances will be presented.
Further details are available at: www.uep2010.com/index.asp
Design and Nature 2010: Fifth International Conference on Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering28-30 June 2010, Pisa, Italy
Throughout history, many leading thinkers have been inspired by the parallels between nature and human design, in mathematics, engineering and other areas. Recently, the huge increase in biological knowledge, developments in design engineering systems, together with the growth in computer power and the developments in simulation modelling, have all made more comprehensive studies of nature possible. These elements form the basis of this conference.
The Design and Nature Conference which is to be reconvened in 2010 following the success of previous meetings, the first of which was held in Udine, Italy in 2002, followed by the second in Rhodes, Greece in 2004, a third in the New Forest, UK, in 2006, and the last one in the Algarve, Portugal in 2008. Further details are available at: www.wessex.ac.uk/10-conferences/design-and-nature-2010.html