Conference on emerging water pollutants in Helsinki

Conference on emerging water pollutants in Helsinki

16 Jan 2018

The Academy of Finland will organise the 2nd Water JPI Conference in Helsinki on 6–7 June 2018. The aim of the international conference is to attract some 200 experts in emerging pollutants to meet and discuss common challenges and share their recent discoveries and knowledge. The registration for the conference has ended.

The conference has a topical theme: Emerging Pollutants in Freshwater Ecosystems. The two-day conference will include keynotes and presentations about, for instance, what kinds of pollutants threaten our drinking water and how chemicals and pesticides end up in the water cycle. The programme also includes topics such as the effects of pollutants on ecosystem function and human health as well as innovative methods for monitoring and remediation.

“A key objective of the Water JPI is to strengthen the impact and relevance of research, and to promote the use of research knowledge in policy-making,” says Laura Raaska, Director of the Academy of Finland’s Biosciences and Environment Research Unit. “Finland has been a member of the initiative since its launch in 2010. We’re actively involved in assessing and promoting the societal impact of research and in increasing its exposure. Organising this conference is part of that mission,” Raaska says.

The conference is targeted at researchers, policy-makers and representatives of industry and organisations.The keynote presentations, scientific talks and panel discussions will offer topical perspectives and evidence-based knowledge to support experts and policy-makers in their work.

The aim the Water JPI is to have a joint European view of how to achieve sustainable water systems for a sustainable economy both in Europe and worldwide.

More information

From left: Kata-Riina Valosaari, Laura Raaska, Harri Hautala, Laura Forsström

  • Conference website
  • Science Adviser Laura Forsström, tel. +358 295 335 041, firstname.lastname(at)
  • Science Adviser Harri Hautala, tel. +358 295 335 019, firstname.lastname(at)
  • Senior Science Adviser Kata-Riina Valosaari, tel. +358 295 335 128, firstname.lastname(at)
  • Water JPI website
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