Schedule – 25 March

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Time (AEDT) Speaker Affiliation  Presentation title
9.00 – 9:05 Ratin Mathur Industry Training Manager, CRC CARE Symposium host Day 2
9.05 – 9:15 Laureate Professor Ravi Naidu CRC CARE and Global Centre for Environmental Remediation, University of Newcastle , Australia Symposium Chair – Opening remarks and welcome to delegates
9:15 – 10:15
Dr Paul Nathanail GHD, UK Risk ‘evaluation’ of emerging contaminants – accounting for uncertainty, allowing for perceptions
10.15 – 10.45 Professor Stuart Khan Water Research Centre, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering , UNSW, Australia Pharmaceutical contaminants in the aquatic environment – how we got here and key current issues
10:45 – 11:00 Morning tea break
11.00 – 11.30 Professor Vincent Pettigrove Aquatic Environmental Stress Research Group, RMIT University, Australia Understanding the major sources of microplastic pollution in Victorian inland waters helps to develop effective management strategies
12.00 – 12:45 Jacqueline Frizenschaf  Water Research Australia Managing and assessing risks of contaminants of emerging concern for the water industry
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch break
12:30 – 13:30
Dr Arlene Blum University of California at Berkeley, USA A scientific strategy towards healthier people and planet
13.30 – 14.00 Dr Cheng Fang Global Centre for Environmental Remediation, University of Newcastle, Australia Microplastics fate and transportation
14.00 – 14.20 Shima Ziajahromi Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Australia Fate of microplastics in three Australian wastewater treatment plants: the significance of primary screening
14.20 – 14.40 Zahra Sobhani Global Centre for Environmental Remediation, University of Newcastle, Australia Print documents, or print microplastics?
14.40 – 15:10 Dr Gerardo Pulido-Reyes Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag), Switzerland Drinking water treatments and micro(nano)-plastics
15:10 – 15:25 Afternoon tea break
15:25 – 15:55 Professor Maria Cristina Fossi University of Siena, Italy The impact of microplastics on filter-feeding megafauna
15:55 – 16:25 Dr Arslan Ahmad Sibelco, Belgium Advanced mineral-based solutions for removing pharmaceuticals from wastewater – a way forward to achieve global Sustainable Development Goals 
16:15 – 17:00 All presenters Panel discussion / live Q&A session