Emerging Contaminants: 1st CRC CARE International Symposium on Microplastics 2020

This highly anticipated 2-day event will focus on the latest developments in detection, fate and transport, risk assessment, clean-up, and regulation of emerging contaminants, with a focus on microplastics.


The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) has partnered with the University of Newcastle's Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER) to deliver our 1st CRC CARE International Symposium on Microplastics. It will bring together world-renowned experts and leaders from academia, government, the regulatory community, consultants and site owners.

Day 1 will include presentations by some of the world's foremost microplastics experts. Topics include:

  • sources and characteristics of microplastics as well as a range of other emerging contaminants
  • how regulators, contaminated site owners and their advisors can deal with this growing problem.

Day 2 will include lively panel discussions on research gaps, regulatory development, chemistry and analytics, toxicology and risk, and clean-up.

Why attend?

Regardless of your level of expertise, this symposium will provide you with a unique appreciation of the current state of science and technology, coupled with practical approaches to handling emerging contaminants.

This symposium draws together new knowledge with practical experience to give participants evidence-based insight into emerging contaminants in general and microplastics in particular. CRC CARE is hosting this important event in response to the critical need to build capacity to address a growing global crisis.

Expert instruction

In-depth instruction by, and interaction with, leading national and international environmental experts from academia, consulting and government.


Participants will enjoy numerous structured and unstructured networking opportunities to build connections and relationships with national and international leaders in the field and with their fellow participants.

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