The Second International Conference on Non-point Source Pollution Control and Aquatic Ecosystem Protection
NPAE-2019 is the 2nd International Conference on Non-point Source Pollution Control and Aquatic Ecosystem Protection, held by Institute of Soil Science and Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences on behalf of International Bioprocessing Association, the Soil Science Society of China and the Geographical Society of China.
The conference will be held during September 20 and 23, 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province.
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Due to the rapid increases of population and food demand in recent decades, heavy stress has been put on the agricultural production and great amounts of fertilizers are used every year. Accordingly, the high input of fertilizers has resulted in the surplus of nitrogen and phosphorus in the farm fields. As a consequence, the high-concentration nutrients from agricultural land have increased the contents of nitrogen and phosphorus in surface waters, referring to the non-point source pollutions.
Since the 1980s, fertilizer consumption in China has been growing rapidly and China has become one of the biggest producers and consumers of N and P fertilizers in the world. From the last decade, there has been a growing body of opinion that the non-point source pollution is a particularly serious problem in the management of water quality.
However, significant progress has been made in the ecotechnologies of non-point source pollution control and the remediation of natural waters. We therefore aspire to making such a truly interdisciplinary meeting, covering a wide range of topics ranging from fundamentals to ecotechnology to remediation of surface waters. By bringing together non-point source pollution researchers from various background, we hope to stimulate discussion, exchange of ideas and networking.