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Narbonne (France), July 6-10, 2020

Welcome letter from the organizers

Message from the organizers: Due to the prolonged situation in the world concerning covid-19, the event will be organized fully in virtual mode in 2021, from 5th to 08th of July.

This short, intensive and highly specialized course is focused on priority and emerging micropollutants in wastewater (including sludge) and wastes systems (including biowastes, green wastes, manures…). Aspects related to sources, analysis, occurrence and fate in water and wastes, treatment technologies (process, microbiology) and ecotoxicological impact of micropollutants will be tackled. Participants will be able to (i) identify the bottlenecks in the micropollutant management and where future researches are needed and (ii) propose emerging technological solutions knowing advantage/disadvantage and select the best option according to their own context

The course will be in English. It is oriented to PhD students who wants achieve a higher degree of specialization in this field, but also to other students or professionals specifically interested in these topics and with a limited amount of time. Application is required to participate: go to the menu "submit your application" before April, 30th 

This 3rd edition will focus on (i) life cycle assessment (LCA) approaches to assess the risks of contaminants release, (ii) predictive modeling of the fate of contaminants and pathways of transformation, (iii) new non-targeted chemical analysis methods and their contribution to risk assessment, (iv) the paradigm shifts in the plant of the future no longer designed to treat but to reuse wastewater, enhance energy and recover nutrients.

Two previous editions were organized in 2016 in Narbonne and in 2018 in Lyon (France). Both editions were very successfull, with 20 students coming from 12 countries. The overall evaluation of the course was very good, in particular the highly specialized course with very good lectures, the range of topics covered, the interactions with senior scientists and other students (group exercises).

The 3rd edition of the Leading Edge Summer Course is co-organized by Dr. Dominique PATUREAU and Dr. Jean-Marc CHOUBERT from INRAE, with the support of the Montpellier University of Excellence - Key Initiative WATERS, the Montpellier UNESCO International Water Centre « ICIReWaRD » and the Ecole doctorale GAIA.