The PEOPLE 2023 International Conference: Collaborative Solutions to Environmental Problems under Climate Change is taking place at Concordia from August 7 to 11.
This is also the sixth annual conference of the global Network on Persistent, Emerging and Organic Pollution in the Environment (PEOPLE Network). It is being co-hosted by Memorial University and the Concordia Institute of Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems, along with partners including the University of the Arctic, the International Water Association Young Water Professionals Canada (IWA-YWP Canada), and special issues from supporting Journals Environmental Systems Research (Springer Nature), Marine Pollution Bulletin (Elsevier), and Water (MDPI).
The PEOPLE Network has more than 200 professional members, plus over 200 students, from over 30 institutions and 50 partners from private and public sectors and community groups in Canada and worldwide. It is the largest consortia of its kind dedicated to research, development and education on persistent, emerging and organic pollution by cross-nation, cross-institution, and cross-disciplinary approaches. It has been mainly funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).