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Vol. 27 No. 5
September-October
2005

Where 2B &Y | Announcements of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other upcoming activities.

Water Contamination by Arsenic

12–14 December 2005, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Workshop on Origins and Remediation of Groundwater Contamination by Arsenic is planned for 12–14 December 2005 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This meeting will address the pressing problem of arsenic contamination in water. Naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater contaminates thousands of tube wells in Bangladesh. It is seriously affecting the health of more than 60 million people, as it ultimately leads to a slow and painful death for many. This problem also affects regional water supplies in a number of countries, including Argentina, Chile, China, France, India, and the United States.

The workshop will be supported by CHEMRAWN, IUPAC, and the American Chemical Society. The workshop will address the following questions:

  • By what mechanism(s) does arsenic enter the groundwater in Bangladesh and elsewhere?
  • What low-cost methods are available to determine arsenic concentrations in groundwater? What new methods need to be developed?
  • What procedures exist or can be devised to remove arsenic economically?
  • What is an economically practical action plan for implementing appropriate remediation technologies?

See Mark Your Calendar for contact information

www.iupac.org/projects/2003/2003-050-1-021.html


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