On behalf of the Organizing Committee of IWA Metals 2013, I sincerely and warmly welcome all participants to Shanghai for such a specific conference in the cheerful season. Water is one of the most precious resources for humans and wildlife. However, metals pollution, especially heavy metals, in water has arisen much concern in China and other countries in the world. The variety and complexity of metals, especially heavy metals, in water concern scientists, economists, policy specialists and stakeholders aiming working together to identify new approaches and solutions to protect human health. This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to bring together many distinguished researchers, engineers, policy makers and industry suppliers in related fields around the world to share the experiences on the strategies and technologies for controlling metal pollution, the advanced analytical methods for detecting metal pollution in water and its related media to protect human health.
Shanghai, one of the largest city in the world, is charming, multi-cultural and of important influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology and transport. It is also a popular tourist destination famous for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and rising Pudong skyline. We are looking forward to meeting you in Shanghai on November 6-9, 2013.
Professor Weixian Zhang
Chairman of organizing committee
Dean of the State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resources Reuse, College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai