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Article Type: Diary From: Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Volume 20, Issue 5
Integrated Radioactive Waste Management in Future Fuel Cycles
Charleston, North Carolina, 8-12 November 2009
Rather than the typical conference with researchers presenting their work primarily to other researchers, the strategy in this Conference is to develop a novel format with industry representatives presenting their highest priority technology needs to implement nuclear fuel reprocessing, followed by agency representatives (DOE/NRC/EPA/IAEA) presenting the regulations that must be considered, followed by technical sessions in which researchers present the state-of-the-art. This conference is designed to produce collaboration.
Industry representatives will have an opportunity to say what technology they need to implement their plans. They will have the opportunity to discuss their approach, the technology they would use today, the challenges ahead in the technical and regulatory realm, and what improvements they may need to be most effective - profitable.
This conference is a synthesis of waste management issues identified over the last several years, observations from the industry strategy, and knowledge of how principal investigators develop R&D. Further details are available at: www.engconfintl.org/9ar.html
2nd International Conference on Energy and Environment Protection in Sustainable Development
Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU), Hebron, West Bank, 10-12 November 2009
Because energy and environmental issues transcend boundaries, global goals and targets can be useful to provide guidance on the priority national and regional issues to be addressed and therefore, International co-operation in energy and environment is needed more than ever in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
Initiatives are needed to strengthen international co-operation in order to mobilize investments in energy and environmental management for sustainable development. Being a technical university with diversity of technical and science disciplines, the Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) is initiating and organizing the 2nd international conference on Energy and Environmental Protection that is going to address several relevant issues by local, regional and international experts and scientists.
The 2nd international conference, which is going to be organized in cooperation with both the Energy Authority and the Environmental Quality Authority, represents an opportunity for national and international experts and scientists in addition to national decision makers to interact aiming at enhancing the United Nations initiative (WEHAB). Further details are available at: http://iceep.ppu.edu/
State of Australian Cities
Perth, Western Australia, 24-27 November 2009
The SOAC 2009 conference will be a working research and policy conference, providing participants with the opportunity to report on, learn about and discuss current academic and policy research on issues related to urban sustainability and to identify research and policy gaps for future exploration and funding. The conference will be an important forum for established and early career academics, researchers and policy-makers.
The theme of the Conference is City Growth, Sustainability, Vitality and Vulnerability and speakers will address these issues. Further details are available at: www.promaco.com.au/2009/soac
Salzburg, Austria, 26-28 November 2009
November 26-28, the RENEXPO® Austria, International Trade Fair for Renewable Energy and Passive Houses will take place for the first time at the Trade Fair Center Salzburg. Nearly 100 exhibitors from the fields of production, planning, and energy supply, as well as experts from research and development, associations, media, governmental agencies, and administrations are expected to attend. They will present their products, services, and latest innovations to an estimated 4000 visitors.
Further details are available at: www.renexpo-austria.com/
International Conference on “Food Security and Environmental Sustainability – FSES 2009”
Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, 17-19 December 2009
The global food security is in question today with ever increasing food prices resulting from adverse climatic effects on agricultural production, rise in oil prices, increasing use of grains for biofuels, and almost a 50 percent reduction in public spending on agricultural sector over the last three decades. The environmental sustainability has also become more elusive due to rapid industrial and population growth, urbanization, and with the lack of public realization about the sheer effects of environmental pollution.
All these issues will tackled in the conference Various research and development activities, which can play a pivotal role in guiding future progress, will be presented. There is a greater need for farmers to have an easy access to modern and eco-friendly technologies and quality agricultural inputs to ensure food security and environmental sustainability. This conference will make a contribution to this process.
Further details are available at: email@example.com