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Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l'Environnement

Ecole chercheur "Management of micropollutants in the urban water cycle"

Summer school, 4-8 July Narbonne

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Brief description of the course


This short, intensive and highly specialized course is focused on priority and emerging micropollutants in wastewater (including sludge) and wastes systems (including biowastes, green wastes, manures…). Aspects related to the policies, the sources, occurrence and fate in water and wastes, treatment technologies (process, models, microbiology) and ecotoxicological impact of micropollutants will be tackled. Students attending this Training School will get the insights on the up to date results/hot topics on these fields.

Detailed activities

Types of activities during the course include:

  • Lectures given by senior researchers and guests speakers
  • Group exercises to set up scientific poster/mini-review
  • Discussion sessions
  • Presentation of the participants research topics and plenary discussion with senior researchers
  • Lab-visit and a technical visit will complete the program
  • A technical visit to WWTP
  • A social program

The course will be in English. It is oriented to PhD students who wants achieve a higher degree of specialization in this field, but also to other students or professionals specifically interested in these topics and with a limited amount of time.
Maximum number of participants: 20
Total hours: 28 (theoretical and practicum). This will be confirmed by a certificate of participation, but it will not have ECTS equivalents.

Application for registration

There is NO registration fee for the course.
The applicants should send to jean-marc.choubert (arobase) irstea.fr and dominique.patureau (arobase) supagro.inra.fr:

  • A cover letter with a statement of interest of up to 1-page
  • CV including a list of publications
  • 1-page description of your research topic

The following selection criteria will be applied:CV, Letter of interest, research topic, Gender and country balances.

Social program

Guided tour through the historical part of Narbonne: Monday, 4th July 2016 19:00-21:00
Farewell dinner: Wednesday, 6th July 2016, 20:30
Technical tour: Thursday, 7th July 2016,14:30-19:30
Facilities available include 2 pilot-plant halls in which different fully operative pilot-scale plants (dry and wet anaerobic reactors, ozonation, microalgae reactors, etc.) are in operation. 

Venue and lodging

The organizing strongly suggests booking accommodation in the recommended hostel. It is a renewed facility, located in Narbonne center. Budget is about 80 €/night for double room.

Practical informations

Venue: LBE, avenue des étangs, 11100 Narbonne, France, https://www6.montpellier.inra.fr/narbonne_eng/
Weather in Narbonne: http://www.weatheravenue.com/en/europe/fr/languedoc-roussillon/narbonne-weather.html
Discover south of France: http://www.narbonne-tourism.co.uk/discover  
Details of the social events: http://www.narbonne-tourism.co.uk/organise/agenda       

Important dates

1st April 2016: Final announcement / opening application for participation

15th May 2016:  Submission of applications (closure)

1st June 2016: Selection and announcement of participants

Contacts organizers

Jean-Marc CHOUBERT and Dominique PATUREAU
jean-marc.choubert (arobase) irstea.fr and dominique.patureau (arobase) supagro.inra.fr

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