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20th North American ISSX Meeting

Location: Orlando, FL

Dates: October 18-22, 2015

Waterborne will be participating in the 20th North American ISSX Meeting. Headed to the ISSX Meeting? Let’s connect.

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Waterborne will be participating in the 20th North American ISSX Meeting. Headed to the ISSX Meeting? Let’s connect.

26th Annual Virginia GIS Conference

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Dates: October 20, 2015

Waterborne employee, Megan Sebasky, Geospatial Scientist and Biologist, will be presenting at the 26th Annual Virginia GIS Conference in Charlottesville on October 20, 2015. Megan will be presenting on the Application of Geospatial Technologies to Ecological Risk Assessments of Pesticides and will talk about the role that pesticides play in agriculture and the ability to feed our growing… Read More>

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Virginia Association for Mapping and Land Information Systems (VAMLIS)

Waterborne employee, Megan Sebasky, Geospatial Scientist and Biologist, will be presenting at the 26th Annual Virginia GIS Conference in Charlottesville on October 20, 2015. Megan will be presenting on the Application of Geospatial Technologies to Ecological Risk Assessments of Pesticides and will talk about the role that pesticides play in agriculture and the ability to feed our growing population.

About the presentation:

Application of Geospatial Technologies to Ecological Risk Assessments of Pesticides
Pesticides play a critical role in agriculture and the ability to feed our growing population. These chemicals are heavily regulated in the US to ensure no adverse impacts on the environment may occur as a result of proper usage. In order to register and market these chemicals, companies need to complete ecological risk assessments that characterize risk to the environment in terms of both exposure and effects. Exposure characterization has a strong spatial component – the concentration of a pesticide that may occur in a particular environment is heavily influenced by geospatial parameters such as proximity to cropland, hydrology, soil type, and weather. This presentation includes an overview of the pesticide risk assessment process and focuses on the importance of geospatial technologies in the exposure assessment portion. Examples are provided that relate to site selection, study site characterization, and national-scale modeling.

Contact Megan with questions at sebaskym@waterborne-env.com.

2015 SWAT Conference

Location: Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN

Dates: October 12-13, 2015

Waterborne will be attending the 2015 SWAT Conference at Purdue the week of October 12 at Purdue University. The 2015 SWAT Conference will provide an opportunity for the community to meet and exchange ideas, summarize the results of studies and mutual problems, as well as share innovations and developments with SWAT.   Conference topics include: Large Scale… Read More>

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Waterborne will be attending the 2015 SWAT Conference at Purdue the week of October 12 at Purdue University. The 2015 SWAT Conference will provide an opportunity for the community to meet and exchange ideas, summarize the results of studies and mutual problems, as well as share innovations and developments with SWAT.

 

Conference topics include:

  • Large Scale Applications
  • Climate Change Applications
  • Sensitivity Calibration and Uncertainty
  • Biofuel & Plant Growth
  • Environmental Applications
  • BMPs
  • Hydrology
  • Sediment, Nutrients, and Carbon
  • Pesticides, Bacteria, Metals, and Pharmaceuticals
  • Model Development
  • Database and GIS Application and Development
  • Urban Processes and Management
  • Landscape Processes and Landscape / River Continuum
  • InStream Sediment and Pollutant Transport
  • EPIC/APEX Modeling System

FIFRA SAP meeting to Consider and Review Development of a Spatial Aquatic Model (SAM) for Pesticide Risk Assessment.

Location: Arlington, VA

Dates: September 15-18, 2015

Waterborne will be participating in a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Development of a Spatial Aquatic Model (SAM) for Pesticide Risk Assessment.

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Waterborne will be participating in a 4-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review Development of a Spatial Aquatic Model (SAM) for Pesticide Risk Assessment.

Discovery Farms and On-Farm Monitoring Multi State Meeting

Location: Bloomington, IL

Dates: September 15-16, 2015

Key staff from the Waterborne Nutrients Team are participating in a two-day, multi-state Discovery Farms research and development event in Central Illinois on September 15 and 16, 2015. Waterborne’s contribution to this special event is to collaborate with state researchers and commodity groups from Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Illinois to develop appropriate and novel techniques that describe quality… Read More>

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Key staff from the Waterborne Nutrients Team are participating in a two-day, multi-state Discovery Farms research and development event in Central Illinois on September 15 and 16, 2015. Waterborne’s contribution to this special event is to collaborate with state researchers and commodity groups from Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Illinois to develop appropriate and novel techniques that describe quality and efficacy of nutrient loss Best Management Practices (BMP). Waterborne is currently working with the Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP) and Illinois Corn Growers Association on state-wide initiatives regarding nutrient loss reduction strategies.

XV Symposium on Pesticide Chemistry,”Environmental Risk Assessment and Management”

Location: Piacenza, Italy

Dates: September 2-4, 2015

The first edition of the Symposium in Pesticide Chemistry was organized by Attilio del Re in the 1979 with Paolo Fontana. Over the years the Symposium has grown from national to international features and it has reached the current scientific top level. The Symposium is organized by the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry of… Read More>

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The first edition of the Symposium in Pesticide Chemistry was organized by Attilio del Re in the 1979 with Paolo Fontana. Over the years the Symposium has grown from national to international features and it has reached the current scientific top level.

The Symposium is organized by the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry of the Catholic University together with a committee of top level scientists.

The Symposium will held general and specialist subjects relating to the environmental fate and risk with particular reference to pesticide behaviour in air, plant, soil and water system. Specific focus is on the use of modelling to support regulatory and policy decision-making, measure for risk mitigation and new technologies/know out for a sustainable use.

The Symposium will cover specific topics updating the participant with present knowledge and consolidating responsibility in the scientific community for the future needs.

Platform presentations and poster sessions provide an evaluation of current progress in: basic processes (i.e. sorption, transformation, volatilization, plant interaction), models of pesticides environmental fate, indicators of environment quality, landscape risk assessment, mitigation techniques, environmental monitoring programs, risk assessment, risk management and sustanaible use.

The Symposium is organized in sessions. The Steering Committee is responsible for the organization of the sessions, keynote lecture, selection of the paper and, to promote development of constructive interactions between research, regulatory and industrial communities.

The paper as abstract after peer review will be collected in proceedings. Electronic supporting material will be available in the website.

Improving the Usability of Ecotoxicology in Regulatory Decision-Making Pellston Workshop™

Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV

Dates: August 30 - September 4, 2015

Waterborne Lead Toxicologist, Duane Huggett, Ph.D., will be attending an exclusive invite-only Pellston workshop in August about improving the usability of ecotoxicology in regulatory decision-making. The workshop will focus on U.S. regulatory risk assessments of chemicals that typically rely on the use of ecotoxicity tests conducted according to standardized methods and under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). There are many… Read More>

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Waterborne Lead Toxicologist, Duane Huggett, Ph.D., will be attending an exclusive invite-only Pellston workshop in August about improving the usability of ecotoxicology in regulatory decision-making. The workshop will focus on U.S. regulatory risk assessments of chemicals that typically rely on the use of ecotoxicity tests conducted according to standardized methods and under Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). There are many reasons for also using non-GLP studies published in peer-reviewed journals, however, the design and reporting of peer-reviewed studies is sometimes insufficient, and their use for regulatory purposes is sometimes hampered. The goal of the workshop is to provide a process to improve the documented quality of non-GLP ecotoxicity research and, through enhanced communication with regulatory agencies, to promote the appropriate use of these data in regulatory decisions. A further goal is to promote understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of standardized testing and the role and limitations of GLP.

Demonstration Farms Partnership Field Day and Conservation Expo

Location: Trivoli, IL

Dates: August 28, 2015

Waterborne is excited to be sponsoring and participating in a Demonstration Farms Partnership Field Day and Conservation Expo on August 28, 2015 from 9am to 1pm in the Peoria, IL area. Waterborne has been working with the IL Council on Best Management Practices to provide monitoring and analysis support for nitrate load quantification from subsurface tile… Read More>

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Waterborne is excited to be sponsoring and participating in a Demonstration Farms Partnership Field Day and Conservation Expo on August 28, 2015 from 9am to 1pm in the Peoria, IL area. Waterborne has been working with the IL Council on Best Management Practices to provide monitoring and analysis support for nitrate load quantification from subsurface tile drains. This monitoring is focused on the role of cover crops as related to state efforts to address nitrogen loss reduction strategies. Other participants include University of IL cover crop specialists, IL Fertilizer and Chemical Association, and local field cooperators and managers. The Field Day and Conservation Expo will be held rain or shine at the George Roberts Farm, 1800 South Texas Road, Trivoli, IL and will be a free event.

250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Dates: August 15-20, 2015

The 250th ACS National Meeting is just around the corner. Waterborne has several presentations this year that showcase some of our innovative projects happening in the veterinary medicine industry, crop protection industry, agriculture & food industry and the industrial chemical industry. We’re primarily in the Agrochemical Division, but we do have one presentation in the Division of… Read More>

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The 250th ACS National Meeting is just around the corner. Waterborne has several presentations this year that showcase some of our innovative projects happening in the veterinary medicine industry, crop protection industry, agriculture & food industry and the industrial chemical industry. We’re primarily in the Agrochemical Division, but we do have one presentation in the Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry this year!

Here’s a preview of our upcoming presentations:

Sunday August 16, 2015

AGRO 39: Geospatial technologies for characterizing veterinary medicine exposure in the watershed and placing exposure into context

  • Presented by: Joshua Amos
  • Session: Latest Trends in Environmental Fate and Exposure Assessments: Filling in Knowledge and Data Gaps Across the Commodity Groups
  • Time: 1:30 – 1:55pm
  • Location: Arlington Room, Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers

AGRO 41: Higher-tier surface water exposure modeling approach at watershed scale of veterinary pharmaceuticals administered to beef cattle

  • Presented by: Ishadeep Khanijo
  • Session: Latest Trends in Environmental Fate and Exposure Assessments: Filling in Knowledge and Data Gaps Across the Commodity Groups
  • Time: 2:20 – 2:45pm
  • Location: Arlington Room, Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers

Monday August 17, 2015

AGRO 139: Potential impact of modeling assumptions and uncertainties on drinking water concentrations predicted by PRZM-GW for crops and turf

  • Presented by: Ishadeep Khanijo
  • Session: Environmental Fate, Transport and Modeling of Agricultural Chemicals
  • Time: 1:55 – 2:20pm
  • Location: White Hill Room, Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers

Wednesday August 19, 2015

AGRO 253: How can product usage inform pesticide exposure assessments? Examples of the use of AgroTrak® and CA Pesticide Use Reporting data

  • Waterborne Author: Chris Holmes
  • Session: Development of More Efficient Pesticide Exposure Screening Informed by Fate, Usage, and Monitoring Data
  • Time: 8:05 – 8:30am
  • Location: Arlington Room, Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers

I&EC 86: Characterization of HFO-1233zd (E) leaching potential using numerical simulation

  • Presented by: Michael Mrozik
  • Session: General Papers
  • Time: 8:30 – 8:50am
  • Location: Pacific Ballroom H – Renaissance Boston Waterfront

AGRO 255: Evaluation of time-dependent sorption of pesticide in soil using parameters generated from lab data

  • Presented by: Mark Cheplick
  • Session: Development of More Efficient Pesticide Exposure Screening Informed by Fate, Usage, and Monitoring Data
  • Time: 8:55 – 9:20am
  • Location: Arlington Room, Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers

AGRO 308: Streamlining refined aquatic exposure estimation for agricultural uses by understanding the significance and limitations of standard Tier II assumptions

  • Presented by: Amy Ritter
  • Session: Development of More Efficient Pesticide Exposure Screening Informed by Fate, Usage, and Monitoring Data
  • Time: 1:30 – 1:55pm
  • Location: Arlington Room, Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers

Thursday August 20, 2015

AGRO 355: Probability of multiple applications having the same wind speed and key meteorological parameters and the resulting impact on pesticide loadings and exposure

  • Presented by: Amy Ritter
  • Session: Spray Application Technology
  • Time: 10:55 – 11:20am
  • Location: Whittier Room, Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers

See our complete list of ACS Conference Presentations_Waterborne Environmental >>

About the 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition:

ACS organizes two national meetings & expositions each year, and each one attracts an estimated 11,000 to 13,000 chemists, chemical engineers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and other related professionals. During the meeting, scientists present new multidisciplinary research, hear the latest information in their areas of professional interest, and network with colleagues. Programming is planned by our 33 technical divisions that cover all scientific fields, secretariats that focus on multidisciplinary programming, and ACS committees. Each meeting will feature more than 7,000 presentations organized into technical symposia that highlight important research advances.

 

19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Location: Bethesda, MD

Dates: July 14 - 16, 2015

The 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held July 14-16, 2015 in the Washington DC area. As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. Share your research with an… Read More>

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The 19th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference (GC&E), will be held July 14-16, 2015 in the Washington DC area. As the longest running green chemistry conference in the United States, GC&E invites scientists, decision-makers, students, and advocates to come together, compare findings, and discuss the science of the future. Share your research with an engaged audience of your peers from around the world; learn from scientific trailblazers who are designing more sustainable chemistries and processes; find out how green innovations are inspiring new businesses and product lines.

With three days of programming, the GC&E conference will feature 30 technical sessions, a poster session, green exhibit hall, and keynotes lectures. Special features include the GC&E Student Workshop held on July 13th, a Careers Workshop, and the 5th Annual ACS GCI Roundtable Poster Reception.