Congress Topics

The Congress will address the broader context of arsenic research along the following themes (but not only be restricted) to the following themes: 

Theme 1: Arsenic in environmental matrices and interactions (Air, water, soil and biological matrices)

- Origin, distribution of arsenic in groundwater, transport and fate in aquifers
- Biogeochemical processes and speciation
- Arsenic speciation and mobility from mine waste and tailings
- Arsenic in contaminated soils and sediments
- Climate change impacts and coupling with mobility of arsenic in water and soil environments
- Arsenic and other trace elements in Swedish /Fennoscandinavian groundwaters
- Analytical advancements and challenges in measuring and monitoring of arsenic in solid and aqueous media
- Synchrotron applications and innovative research on arsenic in natural systems
- Bio-sensors in monitoring applications

Theme 2:  Arsenic in food chain

- Transfer from environmental matrices (water, air, soil)
- Bioavailability
- Arsenic in Rice
- Marine species
- Speciation and toxicity of arsenic in food chain
- Arsenic in processed food and beverages
- Analytical challenges

Theme 3: Arsenic and health

- Epidemiology
- Indicators of exposure – Biomarkers
- Arsenic and genomic studies
- Risk assessment of chronic ingestion
- Multi metal synergies in chronic exposure cases 

Theme 4: Clean Water Technology for Control of Arsenic

- Technologies based on adsorption and co-precipitation
- Ion exchange and membrane technologies
- Nanotechnology applications in arsenic treatment
- Innovative technologies 

Theme 5: Societal issues, Policy Studies, Mitigation and Management

- Societal implications of long term exposure
- Policy implications
- Risk assessments and remediation of contaminated land and water environments – Case studies
-Mitigation and Management
- Drinking Water Compliance with Water Safety Plan
- Arsenic in drinking water and the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals