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									                                The first                                         Introduction:                                             1990s          Conference topics:
International Conference on                                                          The recent economic and industrial developments
                                                                                  in Vietnam, China, and other Asian countries have
                                                                                  resulted in increased pressures to the environment.
                                                                                                                                                           Environmental Issues in Developing World:
                                                                                                                                                                  • Impact of Urban Development on the Environment:
 Environmental Pollution,                                                         Surface water and sediment in Asian countries are
                                                                                  contaminated with both organic and inorganic
                                                                                                                                                                     ecosystem and land use changes
                                                                                                                                                                  • Impact of Industrialization on the Environment:
      Restoration, and                                                            contaminants. Most of the contaminants are coming
                                                                                  from agricultural chemical use (e.g., pesticides) and
                                                                                                                                                                    (in)organic pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
                                                                                                                                                                  • Water resources in the Mekong River watershed:
                                                                                  industrial emissions. Urban development also has
       Management                                                                 resulted in changes in land use that directly affect
                                                                                  water resources and ecosystems. In addition, air is
                                                                                                                                                                     quality, quantity, and management
                                                                                                                                                                  • Dioxin in Vietnam: effects and persistence in the
        (SETAC Asia/Pacific Joint Conference)                                     polluted with chemicals from industrial facilities and                             environment
                                                                                  exhaust fumes. This directly affects public health. A    2000s                  • Effects of climate change on the environment
                                                                                  lack of public awareness and ineffective                                 Public health: implications from a compromised environment
                                                                                  environmental regulation have resulted in                                Environmental Science and Management in Developing
                                                                                  environmental problems in Asian countries. The                           versus Developed World: education and research perspectives
                                                                                  pace of development in environmental science                                    • Environmental Toxicology
                                                                                  programs has resulted in a gap in knowledge and
                                                                                  regulation between developed and developing                                     • Ecological and Human Health Risk Assessments
                                                                                  countries. As global environmental problems (e.g.,                              • Environmental Management and Policy
                 March 1 to 5, 2010                                               global warming due to emissions of greenhouse                            Environmental Chemistry and Technology
                                                                                  gases, deforestation, climate change) increase,
                                                                                                                                             before               • Environmental monitoring programs on water, soil,
             Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam                                            enhancing education in environmental science is a                                 air, and biota
                                                                                  major concern.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Environmental Modeling
Conference theme: Improving environmental                                            This conference follows the 1st VN-                                          • Environmental Remediation and Restoration
                                                                                  US workshop on Ecosystem Assessment,                                     Interactive Discussion
                  quality in developing countries                                 Management, and Restoration which                                        Exhibit:
                                                                                  was held in Hanoi in 2004. The goal of                     Now           Social events:
International Committee:                                                          this conference is to bring
Tham C. Hoang       Florida International University, USA                         environmental scientists from the                                        One day tour (pay fee and conference arrangement)
Gary M. Rand        Florida International University, USA                         developed and developing countries                                             Ho Chi Minh City tour
Stephen J. Klaine   Clemson University, USA
Fernando P. CarvalhoNuclear Technological Institute (ITN), Portugal
                                                                                  together to exchange experiences and to                                        Cu Chi Tunnels tour
Shu Tao              Peking University, China
                                                                                  discuss existing environmental issues.                                   Two - three days tour (pay fee and conference arrangement)
Mike McLaughlin,     CSIRO, Australia                                             During the conference, an interactive                                          Vung Tau Beach
Graeme Batley       CSIRO, Australia                                              meeting is scheduled for environmental
                                                                                  scientists and managers to engage one                                          Mekong Delta tour
Damia Barcelo,      Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Spain
Mary Reiley,         U.S. EPA, USA                                                another and discuss issues and solutions                                       Phan Thiet Beach
Shigeki Masunaga,    Yokohama National University, Japan                          to environmental problems. This                                                Nha Trang Beach
Peter Burauel,       Juelich Research Center, Institute of Agrosphere, Germany    .
                                                                                  conference is designed to initiate and to                                Other attractive sites (self travels)
Contact::            Dr. Tham C. Hoang, Florida International University, USA     further strengthen ongoing                                                     Da Lat (hill countries)
                      Email:                                       collaborations between environmental
Local Committee (Vietnam):                                                        scientists from all over the world.                                      `     Con Dao Island
Minh Vu Dang       Council for Science, Technology and Environment,                                                                                              Phu Quoc Island
                   National Assembly of Vietnam                                      Preceding the conference will be a two-day training workshop on
Binh Hoa Nguyen    Dept. Environmental Protection, Ministry of Resources and      “Ecological and human health risk assessments” and “Development of       Registration fee: include lunch during the meeting, an
                    Environment                                                   environmental guidelines” (March 1 -2). This workshop is designed to     opening reception banquet, a dinner cruise on Sai Gon River,
Binh Thanh Phan    Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City                   train and educate environmental regulators and scientists from
Tuan Dinh Phan     Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
                                                                                  developing countries on how to conduct risk assessments and to develop   and conference package (abstract CD, bag, program books)
Dan Phuoc Nguyen Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology                                                                                                      Developed countries: 430 USD for employees
Phuoc Van Nguyen Institute for Environment and Natural Resources                  environmental quality criteria. Workshop trainers will be experts from
Phuoc Van Nguyen Dept. of Resources and Environments of Ho Chi Minh City          developed countries. “shake hands and work together to bring life                                    200 USD for students
Tan Minh Phan      Dept. of Science and Technology of Ho Chi Minh City            back!!!”.                                                                     Developing countries: 60 USD for employees
Tuan Dinh Nguyen College of Environment and Natural Resources                                                                                                                           free for students
Huy Do             University of Natural Sciences - VNU Hanoi
Kien Tran          Hanoi University of Mining and Geology                                                                                                  Fundraising: 50,000 USD: any support from you would be
Chau Nguyen        Institute of Environmental Technology                                                                                                                               appreciated
Nhan Dang Duc
                   Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology
                   Dr. Nhan Dang Duc, Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology
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