Environmental science-education-management: bridging Asia and the world

The 3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Restoration, and Management
( Loyola University Chicago, SETAC AP, Vietnam Environment Administration, and Vietnam National University Joint Conference)
( Quy Nhon, Vietnam, March 6 - 10, 2017 )

Robert Santore

Peter Burauel

Bryan Brooks

Robert Dwyer

David Treering

Eric Van Genderen

Mark Robson

Conference Topics:

  • Air pollution: sources and health impact
  • Bioavailability and effects of metals in terrestrial and aquatic environments
  • Ecological and human health risk assessments
  • Effects of climate change on the environment
  • Emerging contaminants: fate and effects of pharmaceutical and personal care products, nanoparticles, and microplastics
  • Environmental cycling and effects of radionuclides
  • Environmental health: implications of compromised ecosystems 
  • Environmental impact of oil/gas extraction and refining
  • Environmental management and policy
  • Environmental modeling
  • Environmental monitoring on water, soil, air and biota
  • Environmental remediation and restoration
  • Environmental sustainability: approaches and actions
  • Environmental technology
  • Fate and effects of pesticides and POPs  
  • Harmful algal bloom: causes and effects
  • Impact of urban development on the environment
  • Impact of industrialization on the environment and environmental impact assessment
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Local environmental issues in Asian countries: dioxins in Vietnam, arsenic contamination in groundwater.
  • Water resources in the Mekong River and Red River watersheds: quality, quantity, and management 


Special session: Antimicrobial Compound Usage, Fate and Effects Modeling and Mapping (Chairs: Rai Kookana, CSIRO, Australia and Bruce Vigon, SETAC, USA)
Use of antibiotics for human health as well as in animal husbandry and aquaculture is widespread globally.  However, little is known quantitatively about the discrete sources, fate pathways and potential for antimicrobial resistance development.  In developing regions gaining such understanding is particularly challenging.  Contributions in any area of antibiotic environmental chemistry or toxicology are encouraged.  This may include source estimation or measurement, fate and effects modeling, microbial resistance phenomenon understanding or microbial genetics and analytical chemistry.  Given the difficulty in supporting expensive monitoring programs, presentations offering other means of collecting information, including citizen science, are welcome.  Lastly, demonstrations of effective management practices are also acceptable. 


Short courses: click here to see the course description

  • (Cancelled) Short course 1: Methods in Aquatic Toxicology Testing (1/2 day, Prof. Gary Rand, Florida International University, USA)
  • Short course 2: Applied Radioagronomy – Agrochemicals in Agroecosystems (1/2 day, Prof. Peter Burauel, Forschungszentrum Jülich, GmbH, Germany)
  • Short course 3: Environmental Risk Assessment Considerations for Biologically Active Chemicals: Focusing on Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products   (PPCPs) and endocrine active chemicals (1/2 day, Prof. Bryan Brooks, Baylor University, USA)
  • Short course 4: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Environmental Sciences (1/2 day, David Treering, Loyola University Chicago, USA)
  • (Cancelled) Short course 5: Human Health Risk Assessment (1/2 day, Prof. Mark Gregory Robson, Rutgers University, USA)
  • Short course 6: Biotic Ligand Model Workshop (1 and 1/2 days, Dr. Robert Santore (Windward Environment), Dr. Robert Dwyer (International Copper Association), Dr. Tham Hoang (Loyola University Chicago, USA))

Tham Hoang