27 No. 6
in Beijing—Division Roundups
Division I. Physical and Biophysical
- Division II. Inorganic
-- Commission II.1. Isotopic Abundances and Atomic Weights
- Division IV. Polymer
- Division VIII. Chemical
Nomenclature and Structure Representation
John M. Malin, Chairman
the CHEMRAWN Committee meeting, 10 committee members and one
observer participated. In addition, IUPAC Vice President Bryan
Henry attended one session to explain some strategy issues
of the Union and to participate in discussions.
committee reviewed the results of the last conference, CHEMRAWN
XV: Chemistry for Water, evaluating in particular the Bangladesh
Workshop on water arsenic pollution that was carried out as
a post-conference activity. Committee members stressed that
CHEMRAWN should consider working with other divisions on future
projects in this area because similar situations exist in
many countries. The committee expressed appreciation for Raymond
Hamelin’s work in initiating and organizing this conference.
committee also discussed upcoming conferences. In preparation
for CHEMRAWN XII, a successful Workshop on Soil Fertility
and African Food Supplies was held in Tanzania on 7 August
2004. The committee discussed the fact that CHEMRAWN XII still
needs a clear financial supporter and that cooperation with
other Union bodies is necessary to make the conference a success.
was also announced that the location of CHEMRAWN XIII: Cleaner
Energy has been changed from India to China. Given the present
energy situation, the committee is eager to organize this
conference. In addition, the proposed CHEMRAWN XVII: Greenhouse
Gas Mitigation Strategies is planned for 8–12 July 2007
in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The scientific committee (composed
of 16 scientists) has started to prepare a detailed agenda,
substantial preparatory work has already been completed, and
some financial support has already been obtained.
2 of the Divisions Roundups from the 2005 GA will appear
in the next issue of CI (Jan.-Feb. 2006)
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