7th – 9th June 2021 | The Netherlands

The 8th International
Congress & Exhibition on Arsenic in the Environment

The 8th International
Congress & Exhibition on Arsenic in the Environment

7th – 9th June 2021 | The Netherlands


Arsenic in drinking water and food is a major health issue, affecting millions of people in many parts of the world. In recent years serious cases of arsenic exposure through different environmental matrices have been reported from, for example, Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Taiwan, Turkey, West Bengal (India), Mexico, UK, USA, Pakistan, Vietnam as well as other regions in the world. Arsenic can cause a number of carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic adverse effects on human health and therefore human exposure to arsenic should be avoided. International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment organized biannually is a focal point for showcasing research and developments on a range of topics related to arsenic in the environment. Since 2006, six events of the International Congress Series have been held: Mexico 2006, Spain 2008, Taiwan 2010, Australia 2012, Argentina 2014, Sweden 2016 and P.R. China 2018.

We communicated earlier that we were aiming for a hybrid congress format. Nevertheless, considering the travel restrictions, we have decided to organize a full digital congress from 7th till the 9th of June. You can find the program on this website. We have contracted a professional team, BPR Visie, to take care of the technical aspects of the congress.

The “8th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As2021)” has one main theme: Bridging Science to Practice for Sustainable Development. This includes five sub-themes:

  • Arsenic in Natural Soil and Water Systems
  • Arsenic in Agriculture and Food Production
  • Health Impacts of Arsenic
  • Technologies for Arsenic Removal from Water
  • Sustainable Mitigation and Management for Sustainable Development

For each theme the latest insights will be presented by over 140 speakers in four parallel sub-sessions. In addition, there will be two panel discussion on: 1) Bridging arsenic science to practice’ and 2) recent advances in arsenic research: distribution in the environment. Health impacts and technologies for remediation’ .

At this stage we kindly ask you to register for the congress as soon as possible.

After registration you will receive further information about the congress format and further instructions finding your way on the digital congress platform.

Organizing Committee

Albert van der Wal

(Congress Chair), Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Jan Weijma

(Congress Co-Chair), Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Silvia Vega Hernandez

(Organization Support), Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Bingnan Song

(Organization Support), Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Prosun Bhattacharya

(Congress Co-Chair), Executive board ISGSD, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden

Arslan Ahmad

(Congress Co-Chair), Executive board ISGSD, KWR Water Research Institute, The Netherlands

Erwin Beerendonk

(Congress Co-Chair), KWR Water Research Institute, The Netherlands

Branislav Petrusevski

(Congress Co-Chair), IHE-Delft Institute of Water Education, The Netherlands

Patrick van der Wens

(Congress Co-Chair), Brabant Water, The Netherlands

Conference Program

Please click on the following button to open the program in a pdf file

Please note that the program is subject to change due to the availability of the authors, and will be updated continuously up to the congress.If you have any comments or questions directly to the list of posters, please contact us.

Conference program


September 2019
First Announcement and call for workshop topics
February 2020
Second Announcement also starting dedicated discussion on workshop topics
June 2020
Deadline for abstracts of papers and posters for the congress
February 2021

Evaluation of papers by the Programme committee

7-9 June 2021

Congress (digital format)

Official Partners


Abstract deadline is extended The deadline for submitting abstracts for the ‘As2021’congress is extended till June 2020. Arslan Ahmad, the…

As2021 Congress is taking shape Anyone who is working with arsenic on a professional basis must be in Wageningen (the…

A limited number of travel grants will be awarded to help students and researchers from low income countries attend the…

All abstracts should be written in English. An international Programme Committee will review the abstracts. Only papers and posters presented…

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