12th Micropol and Ecohazard Conference

Local Organizer: Group of Environmental Biotechnology, CRETUS Institute, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and IWA
Community Organizer:

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 12th Micropol & Ecohazard Conference which will be held from June 6 to 10, 2022 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

This conference is part of the IWA ACHSW Specialist Group conference series, which are conceived as an international forum for discussion on state of the art in scientific development and technical solutions concerning emerging pollutant emission, treatment and effects. The conference offers an opportunity to present traditional topics in parallel to more innovative themes.


  • Sources, occurrence and fate of micropollutants in real environments
  • Monitoring methodology (chemical and biological)
  • Toxicity and risk assessment
  • Strategies for source control (decentralized systems)
  • Technical solutions for drinking water treatment
  • Technical solutions for wastewater and sludge treatment
  • Water reuse for potable and non potable applications
  • Biotransformation mechanisms (transformation products)
  • Modelling micropollutants fate in natural/engineered environments
  • Fate of nanoparticles in natural/engineered environments
  • Antibiotic resistance in natural/engineered environments
  • Occurrence, fate and effects of microplastics
  • Environmental and economic assessment (LCA, LCC, etc.) of micropollutant removal at pilot and full-scale processes
  • Regulation of hazardous substances
  • Public acceptance and risk communication
  • Micropollutants perspective in developing countries

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Francisco Omil
Chair, USC Spain
Juan M. Lema
Co-Chair, USC Spain
Marta Carballa
Chair, USC Spain
Sonia Suárez
Co-Chair, USC Spain
Teresa Moreira
USC Spain
Pedro Alvarez
Rice University United States Of America
Maricor Arlos
Univ. Alberta Canada
Kai Bester
Univ. Aarhus Denmark
Germán Buitrón
UNAM Juriquilla Mexico
Gianluigi Buttiglieri
ICRA Spain
Jean-Marc Choubert
Jörg Drewes
Technical Univ. Munich Germany
Santiago Esplugas
Univ. Barcelona Spain
Despo Fatta-Kassinos
Univ. Cyprus Cyprus
Kathrien Fenner
EAWAG Switzerland
Maria Furhacker
BOKU Austria
Antonio J. García
Univ. Murcia Spain
Mariano Gómez
Urs von Gunten
EAWAG Switzerland
Jiangyong Hu
National University Singapore
Martin Jekel
Technical Univ. Berlin Germany
Norbert Kreuzinger
Technical Univ. Viena Austria
Jeppe Lund Nielsen
Univ. Aalborg Denmark
Christa McArdell
EAWAG Switzerland
Maite Moreira
USC Spain
Dominique Patureau
INRA France
Jelena Radjenovic
ICRA Spain
Amadeo Rodríguez
Univ. Almeria Spain
Isaac Rodríguez
USC Spain
Ignasi Rodríguez-Roda
Univ. Girona Spain
Andreas Schaeffer
Technical Univ. Aachen Germany
Denisse Serrano
Inst. Technol. Sonora Mexico
Kilian Smith
Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal Germany
Jing Sun
Tongji Univ China
Paola Verlicchi
Univ. Ferrara Italy
Teresa Vicent
Univ. Autónoma Barcelona Spain
Gladys Vidal
Univ. Concepción Chile
Marcelo Zaiat
Univ. Sao Paulo Brazil
Kyung-Duk Zoh
Seoul National Univ South Korea