On 10 October 2023 Hub Leader Prof Veena will deliver a keynote talk at the joint ecoforum and SustRem 2023 conferences.
Hosted by the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) and the Australasian Sustainable Remediation Forum (SuRF-ANZ), the three day event brings together ecoforum with the 8th International Sustainable Remediation Conference (SustRem 2023).
Veena will talk about sustainability and the importance of using waste as a resource to achieve decarbonisation goals, including adopting new behaviours and recycling techniques and systems - like some of those of the Hub is looking at - to help create new circular economies and more sustainable communities.
She will give an overview of the Hub and its various projects including finding fit-for-purpose technological recycling solutions for regional and remote communities across Australia, as well as research she is heading up on better understanding the molecular structure of microplastics and their toxicity.
The events are being held at the Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne.
Event hosts say:
"ecoforum is ALGA’s flagship event, which is essential for building new industry connections, sharing the latest cutting-edge information, and learning from and networking with industry colleagues. The conference is an in-person event. As in previous years, we will collectively tackle the major challenges within our industry, bringing together the best local and international speakers to ensure that delegates leave with new knowledge and inspiration."
"ALGA and SuRF-ANZ are pleased to announce that SustRem 2023 will be held in conjunction with ecoforum 2023. SustRem conferences are held under the co-ordination of internationally acknowledged organisations such as the NICOLE and NICOLA networks (Networks for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe, Latin America and Africa) and various SuRF (Sustainable Remediation Forum) chapters worldwide (now grouped under the International Sustainable Remediation Alliance, ISRA). SustRem 2023 will be an opportunity for professionals from Australasia and around the world to come together to share knowledge and innovations in sustainable practices for the management of contaminated sites."