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EMERGED: Contaminants of environmental concern in Delaware Waterways

  • Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus, Conference Center, EBT 727 100 Campus Drive Dover, DE, 19904 United States (map)

This symposium will examine emerging contaminants entering Delaware’s waterways, review treatment technologies and practices to reduce environmental impacts, and highlight local research projects. This symposium will serve as a benchmark for Delaware’s efforts to understand and mitigate potential environmental impacts.

In addition, this symposium offers a unique opportunity tailored for student presenters. Three select poster presentations will be introduced through an Ignite oral presentation prior to the poster session during the lunch hour. The Ignite format gives presenters 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and fun presentation which lasts just 5 minutes. If your abstract is accepted for an Ignite presentation, you will receive additional information regarding presentation logistics and a template.

Call for Abstracts:
Abstract submissions for a poster presentation are invited. Topics related to any aspect of emerging contaminants (which include but are not limited to microplastics, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals), such as the ones listed below, including case studies, research, or practical applications are encouraged. 

  • Trophic transfer of contaminants
  • Treatment technologies
  • Contaminants in various media (aerosols, soil, water, biota)
  • Communicating impacts of emerging contaminants
  • Factors that mobilize contaminants
  • Fate and persistence in the environment

Please RSVP by March 3, 2017 to Space is limited. There is no cost to attend this symposium, but the RSVP is required. 

Questions? Feel free to call (302) 730-4000 or email Jenn Volk at

For more information and to register, click here.