International conference at UW will focus on emerging contaminants


This year’s International Conference on Emerging Contaminants will be hosted virtually at the University of Washington from September 13-14 in partnership with the Center for Urban Waters, the Puget Sound Institute and the Washington Stormwater Center. Abstracts are due June 16th and the deadline for early registration is July 1. The full announcement is available below.

Emcon 2021

7th International Conference on Emerging Contaminants

Virtual Event, September 13-14, 2021

On behalf of our Scientific Committee, we cordially invite you to Emcon 2021, the 7th International Conference on Emerging Contaminants ( This event will be held virtually on September 13-14, 2021, where you can expect to hear the latest research news and discoveries about the environmental chemistry of emerging environmental contaminants and their management. We welcome you to EMCON where you can virtually reconnect with old colleagues and meet new friends from around the world while discussing your exciting research and ideas together as a community.

EMCON 2021 will cover all aspects of emerging contaminant research while emphasizing cutting edge and novel research on microplastics, biomolecules, roadway runoff, transformation products, ecotoxicology, advanced mass spectrometry and other new analytical techniques, and new emerging contaminants as conference themes. We have an excellent group of keynote speakers, and we look forward to your hearing your science and contributions to these areas. You can expect scientific talks, a virtual poster session (with five £100 prizes for students!), a round of lightning talks, “what went wrong in lab” stories and opportunities for informal meetups. Pre-recorded content will allow both synchronous and asynchronous attendance and interaction. Abstracts are due June 16th and early bird registration July 1, we look forward to hearing from you! Please email to submit your abstract ASAP or if you had any questions for us.


Ed Kolodziej and the Emcon Scientific Committee Emcon 2021