On behalf of the organizing committee it is a pleasure for me to welcome you in Madrid to participate in the 11th Iberian and 8th Ibero-American Conference on Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. The conference will be held at the Superior Technical School of Forestry Engineers of the Madrid Polytechnic University on the 11th, 12th and 13th of July 2018.
The theme of the conference will be “Environmental protection in a global changing world: technological, scientific and social challenges”.
The innovative use of chemicals and nanomaterials in new technologies, industry and agriculture challenges many aspects of the ecosystem functioning of the global environment. Anthropogenic activities are also causing a global climate warming, which results in more pronounced droughts, floods and extreme temperatures in tropical, subtropical, temperate and Polar Regions. Thus environmental effects of pollution have to be considered in a global changing scenario. Furthermore, new technologies and materials also offer opportunities to remediate anthropogenic insults. Finding innovative cost-effective solutions to environmental problems is now more important in the current economic scenario. All these aspects constitute the scaffold of the theme of the congress and we will discuss them in July 2018 in Madrid.
We are looking forward to meeting you in this very enjoyable city!!!
José María Navas
Organizing Committee CICTA 2018
Chairman of the SICTA