PEOPLE organizes annual and special events within and beyond the network to provide updates, communicate and exchange information, showcase achievements, facilitate further collaboration, and grow partnerships. The events may be jointly held with other professional associations at regional, national and international levels.
PEOPLE plans to host special meetings/workshops in 2018 with goals of reviewing and reporting the first year of the network implementation, identifying potential issues and solutions, establishing contact with new participants from academia, government and industry, and discussing research collaborations and plans. More importantly, the event will develop R&D projects and prepare funding applications from diverse sources.
PEOPLE 2017 Symposium
October 17, 2017
An extension for the PEOPLE Network Workshop, the PEOPLE Network 2017 Symposium was held at same hotel on October 17, 2017. This event had an expanded scope focusing on freshwater and marine pollution and mitigation. The event provided a good opportunity for researchers (particularly the Network members) and students to disseminate their findings and get better understanding of the needs of industries, governments and indigenous communities. There were also 10 poster presentations and 22 oral presentations under eight technical sessions: pollutant fate and behaviors, toxicological and ecological effects, monitoring, tracing and analysis, health and community impacts, prevention, control and remediation, mitigation strategies and practice, assessment, modeling and decision making, and policy, socioeconomic impact & engagement.
PEOPLE 2017 Workshop
October 16, 2017
The Inaugural Workshop of the Network on Persistent, Emerging and Organic PoLlution in the Environment (PEOPLE) was held at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on the 16th of October, 2017. Attended by over 40 representatives from academia, government, industry and the public sector, then workshop provided a forum to official establish PEOPLE following open discussions on its vision, goals, themes, strategic roadmap, governance structure, management, and funding plans.[More]
The PEOPLE 2017 Workshop attendees at Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland