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by Miroslaw Luczynski
The First International Environmental
Best Practices Conference was held 7-10 August 2006 at the University
of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland. More than 75 participants
from around the world--including Canada, Columbia, England, Germany,
Iran, Iraq, Korea, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Wales, and many other
countries--attended the conference. Environmental stewardship and
remediation through sustainable development were the themes of the
program, and it was evident that all countries are facing similar
environmental concerns related to growth, economic development,
and air, land, and water quality.
Presentations included a variety of topics, such as "Drainage
Component in Water Balance of Alluvial Soils," "Constructed
Wetlands and Vegetation Filters: An Ecological Approach to Wastewater
Treatment," "The Role of Bacteria in the Input, Transformation,
and Loss of Nitrogen from Soils: Potential and Pitfalls," "Mechanical
Biological Pretreatment of Municipal Solid Waste," Petroleum
in the Environment: What Happens to it When it Disappears,"
and "Toxicological Interactions between Environmental Pollutants:
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons."
Requests for abstracts or any other related publications should
be sent to the author.
Miroslaw Luczynski ([email protected]) was Chairman of the Local
Organizing Committee. He is a professor at University of Warmia
and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland in the Department of Environmental
Biotechnology. (mailing address: University of Warmia and Mazury
in Olsztyn, 10-718 Olsztyn, Sloneczna 45G, Poland