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Jun. 16-18, 2017
Full Paper Due:
Apr. 13, 2017
Apr. 13, 2017
Audience Registration Due:
Jun. 16, 2017
The 6th Hydrology, Ocean and Atmosphere Conference (HOAC 2017) will be held in Hangzhou, China, during June 16 to 18, 2017. HOAC 2017 is held by Engineering Information Institute, sponsored by Scientific Research Publishing and The 1000 Think Tank. This Conference will cover issues on Hydrology, Ocean and Atmosphere. HOAC is an annual regular conference since 2013 and has been successfully held in Beijing (2013 & 2014), Suzhou (2014 & 2016), and Shanghai (2015), China.
Hangzhou is one of the important tourism cities in China, famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages. Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province. It is the political, economic and cultural center of the province as well. In addition to this conference, we cordially invite you to join a Tech Tour to experience this beautiful city.
Looking forward to your participation!
Special Session: Antibiotics in the aquatic environment
Chair: Hans-Uwe Dahms, Kaohsiung Medical University
Antibiotics (ABs) are used worldwide to treat diseases and protect the health of humans, animals, and plans alike. They arealso incorporated into animal feed to improve growth rate and feed efficiency. As antibiotics are poorly absorbed in the gut, the majority is excreted unchanged in feces and urine. Given that land applications of sewage and its subsequent leaching to aquifers isoften a common practice in many countries, there is a growing international concern about the potential impact of antibiotic residues ontheenvironment. Frequent use of antibiotics has also raised concerns about increased antibiotic resistance of microorganisms. We here give the opportunity to update information available in the literature on the use, sales, exposure pathways, environmental occurrence, fate, effects, and remediation of ABs in the aquatic environment. Only recently, more complex investigations of ABs were made to assess the environmental risks they may pose. Within the last decade an increasing number of studies covering antibiotic input, occurrence, fate and effects were published, but there is still a lack of understanding about antibiotics in the aquatic environment with respect to input sources and quantities, pathways, fate, and effects on non-target organisms.
Publication and Presentation
All the accepted papers will be published by "Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection" (ISSN: 2327-4336), a peer-reviewed open access journal that can ensure the widest dissemination of your published work, For more information, please visit: http://www.scirp.org/journal/gep/.
You're welcome to submit abstracts for presentation. The abstracts are only used for an oral presentation and will not be published in the conference journal.