The Water Disinfection, Byproducts and Health GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Water Disinfection, Byproducts and Health is a unique forum for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange the latest research findings and innovative ideas.
The 2023 GRS session will focus on bringing together international multidisciplinary research to address the challenges of maintaining sustainable and safe drinking water for the world under multiple stressors (e.g., climate change, world population growth). This seminar targets a broad audience including chemists, toxicologists, engineers, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and policy experts. Topics include disinfection and oxidative water treatment in developed and developing countries, chemical analysis of treatment byproducts (e.g., identification of unknown contaminants, automation, real-time monitoring), toxicological and epidemiological assessment of byproducts, treatment paradigms/schemes for diverse water sources (e.g., water reuse, desalination) and their relevance for a sustainable water supply. The seminar also welcomes other relevant topics such as treatment of recreational water and other matrices through which exposure to DBPs might take place.
The 2023 GRS will feature a professional development panel discussion by international leading professionals in the water treatment sector from academia, government, and industry. The discussion aims at providing insights on effective practices in building a research program and being an effective leader.
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 23, 2023. 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.