The environment is under serious pressure today. Water is the source of everything, without water there is no life possible. Water pollution is one of the most important problems of our time. A good knowledge of the water cycle, as well as the causes and consequences of water pollution, is therefore extremely important to address this problem. Water is purified both naturally and humanly, but prevention is always better than cure, of course.
Water Pollution 2018 is the 14th International Conference in the Water Pollution Monitoring, Modelling and Management series. This type of conference has always been very successful as it provides a forum for discussion between scientists, managers and academics from different areas of water pollution. The information exchanged at this international meeting continues to be of great use to all those involved.
Growing water pollution combined with population growth and rising consumption of fresh water is creating a shortage of drinking water and available water supplies. The fauna and flora of our planet also suffer enormously from this pollution.
Given the paucity of available data, it is important that experiences are shared internationally. A continuous exchange of information between scientists from different countries is therefore essential.
The following list covers the topics to be presented at the meeting:
UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism. It is a unique opportunity to highlight the potential that tourism has for transforming the world into a place of greater prosperity and well-being.
Tourism is the world’s third largest industry, after the oil and chemical industry, and is one of the fastest growing sectors. Tourism has had more than 1.2 billion international arrivals in 2016. Tourism stimulates macro- and local economic growth, creates jobs and business opportunities, helps combat poverty and can form people. With appropriate zoning management and policies, tourism can contribute to equality between people, the protection of the ecosystem and biodiversity, the protection of heritage, and provide solutions to many other global challenges. But tourism can also pose a threat to the climate, cultural values and local residents. Too much tourism can, for example, have a pernicious impact on destinations and can, in the medium term, be self-destructive.
That is why the 8th conference of sustainable tourism 2018 seeks to find ways to protect nature and local culture through the development of new solutions that minimize the adverse effects of tourism. This can be achieved through new strategies involving the active collaboration of society as a whole.
The conference will take place in the picturesque city of Vienna, capital of Austria, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A perfect opportunity to get to know this wonderful city.
The 19th edition of the International Fair of Urbanism and Environment TECMA, will host a program that gives tangible answers to the main issues that most concern the managers of cities, ensuring that this call is not only an exhibition space for the main companies of the sector, but also a place where to exchange good practices, knowledge and real experiences in the day to day of the responsible ones of our cities.
With the aim of giving updated and real-time answers to urban problems, TECMA 2018 will also put the emphasis on promoting and disseminating services, products and innovation processes, both technological and social, creating a new space called TECMA VERDE where companies and organizations will be able to count their main innovative projects that help to design cities more sustainable and with better quality of life for their inhabitants. Thus, TECMA 2018 will be confirmed as the benchmark for companies, organizations and municipalities in the areas of urban environment, climate change, circular economy and innovation.
TECMA is part of the Environment and Sustainability Forum, FSMS, whose third call organises IFEMAfrom 13 to 15 June 2018. This forum is also integrated by the 6th edition of the International Fair of Recovery and recycling, SRR; The 3rd Salon of cleaning and professional hygiene, Desclean; The 3rd ENVIFOOD Meeting Point, and the third forum of the cities of MADRID.
The Environment and Sustainability Forum, FSMS, is an integrative and transversal meeting that connects ideas and people. This is a biennial call and a vocation to put into value the advances in environmental sustainability in different areas of activity and to operate as a transversal space, which brings together various activities. Currently, it has the collaboration of more than 80 organizations from different sectors.
FSMS analyzes the environmental consequences that are associated with the large industry, but also the solutions and techniques offered today by companies and institutions to make possible the demands of a sustainable social, economic and environmental development.
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