The Gordon Research Seminar on Water Disinfection, Byproducts and Health is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The 2019 GRS session will focus on bringing together international multidisciplinary research to address the challenges to maintain sustainable and safe drinking water for the world under an evolving environment. The topics include, but are not limited to, the management of water resources, water disinfection and the unintended formation of disinfection by-products, new analytical capabilities, toxicity evaluation of treated waters, and the implications of chronic exposures to DBPs. The development of a holistic, multi-disciplinary framework is critical to address existing and emerging challenges in wastewater recycling, desalination, and treatment of other alternative water sources. The 2019 GRS will also feature a mentoring session with panelists from industry, academia, and utilities from the U.S. and abroad.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 27, 2019. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by May 27, 2019. Please check back for updates.
Warth Benedikt (University of Vienna, Austria)
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Joshua Allen (University of South Carolina, USA)
Stephanie Lau (Stanford University, USA)
Mahmut Ersan (Southern Nevada Water Authority, USA)
Wei Wang (Zhejiang University, China)
Urs Von Gunten (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "Industry and Academic Opportunities for Water Scientists"
John Sivey (Towson University, USA)
Mihaela Stefan (Trojan Technologies, Canada)
Ching-Hua Huang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Phillip Pope (Carollo Engineers, USA)