Emerging Contaminants conference

2018 Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference

The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois co-organized the 2018 Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference (ECAEC18) which was held on June 5-6, 2018, at the I Hotel Conference Center in Champaign, IL.

The conference featured presentations and posters on the latest in emerging contaminant research, policies, and education. There was a special session focused on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which included perfluorooctyl sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). In addition, there was plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking with those interested in all aspects of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environment.

Researchers, educators, businesses, government officials, regulatory agencies, policy makers, outreach and extension professionals, environmental groups, members of the general public, and medical, veterinary, and public health professionals were encouraged to attend the conference.