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21./22. Juni 2016 in Berlin

European Conference on Plastics in Freshwater Environments

The objective of this conference is to exchange knowledge on plastics in European freshwater environments and to discuss its environmental and societal implications. Stakeholders from regulation, non-governmental organisations, industry, water resources management, waste management and science will present lectures and posters.

Invited speakers will present lectures on various topics, including:

  • Sources and Sinks
  • Environmental Concern
  • Risk Perception
  • Management Options

The conference is organised by the German Environment Agency and the German Federal Institute of Hydrology on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. It will include a full range of academic sessions, plenary lectures and poster corners.

In February 2016, the final programme will be available and registration will be opened. Participants are invited to present posters. For further information please contact Dr. Beate Baensch-Baltruschat (, Dr. Georg Reifferscheid ( or visit our conference website.

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