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  • The 2014 Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS)
  • The 2014 Atlantic Symposium of the Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ)
  • The 2014 Annual General Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Newfoundland and Labrador Section (CSCE-NL)
  • The 2nd International Conference of Coastal Biotechnology (ICCB) of the Chinese Society of Marine Biotechnology and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the International Conference on Marine and Freshwater Environments (iMFE) 2014. Please join us in St. John’s NL, Canada, August 6-8, 2014, at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, a stone’s throw from the harbour.

Marine and freshwater are essential components of the earth’s hydrosphere and their protection have been one of the most critical and challenging tasks for all the involved researchers, engineers and decision makers at a global scale. Within a global changing context, effective protection and management of water environments demand continuously improved knowledge and technologies, sound decisions and practices, and benign legal and socio-economic environments.

The iMFE2014 intends to provide a unique international platform for exchange of ideas and experiences amongst researchers, practitioners and regulators in the field. Through this 3-day event, they can discuss and appreciate of various aspects involved in the protection of freshwater and marine environments as well as sustainable development of natural resources (water, oil & gas, mineral, etc.).

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The conference program includes keynote lectures, invited presentations from acclaimed invited speakers from around the world. The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to the following major topics:

  • Ocean Observation and Pollution Mitigation
  • Water Safety and Public Health
  • Marine Oil Spill Response
  • Oil Contamination and Remediation
  • Environmental and Marine Biotechnology
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment and Utility Management
  • Environmental Modeling, Risk Assessment and Decision Making
  • Water Management in Harsh and Arctic Environments
  • Environmental and Infrastructure Sustainability
  • Marine Resource Management and Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change, Energy Systems and Emission Reduction

For more information about the conference topics, click here.

Keynote Speakers (in alphabetical order)


Dr. Nianzhi Jiao

Fellow, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Cheung Kong Professor and Director for Institute of Microbes and Ecospheres,
State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University
Xiamen, Fujian Province, P.R. China



Mr. Haseen Khan

Director of the Water Resources Management Division
Department of Environment and Conservation,
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador,
St. John’s, NL, Canada



Dr. Kenneth Lee

Director – Oceans & Atmosphere Flagship
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO),
Kensington, WA, Australia




Dr. Donald S. Mavinic

Manning Foundation Laureate and Killam Scholar
Professor and Associate Head of Department of Civil Engineering,
University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada





Opening Speakers
Dr. Ray Gosine

Professor and J.I. Clark Chair, Associate Vice-President (Research)
Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation,
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. John’s, NL, Canada




Dr. Greg F. Naterer

Professor, Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. John’s, NL, Canada





Lunch Speaker
Honorary Dennis O’Keefe

Mayor of the City of St. John’s
Chair of the Cruise St. John’s Committee,
St. John’s, NL, Canada




What to expect from the conference

  • Learn from internationally renowned scientists, engineers and researchers in a comprehensive program covering all aspects of protection of freshwater and marine environments and sustainable development of natural resources in coastal areas and oceans, particularly under harsh environmental conditions
  • Understand the current state of research on water and environment as well as the challenges to future exploration of sound engineering solutions
  • Present your latest research as a poster (or a possible oral presentation)
  • Network with the editors of the three peer viewed journals, meet with international colleagues and grow your Linkedin connections
  • Experience the vibrant city of St. John’s NL in your spare time

  Supporting Journals

Journal of Environmental Informatics

Water Quality Research Journal of Canada

Environmental Systems Research