September 12-13, 2022, ICISE, Quy Nhon, Vietnam


September 12, 2022
Morning: Environmental Pollution Research in Vietnam
8:00 Opening
8:40 Biodiversity, Pollution, and Sustainability: Where are we and what we learned?
(Prof. Leah Gerber, Arizona State University)
9:00 Micro-contaminants in Vietnam: A review of environmental occurrence and implications for human exposure
(Prof. Tu Binh Minh, Hanoi University of Natural Sciences)
9:20 Pesticide release into the environment from agricultural application: a case study in Hung Yen Province, Vietnam
(Dr. Vo Huu Cong, Vietnam National University of Agriculture)
9:40 Pesticide use in agriculture in the Mekong Delta: status, pollution, and effects on fish
(Prof. Nguyen Van Cong, Can Tho University)
10:00 Break
10:20 Gaseous and particulate pollution in Ho Chi Minh City: current status and trend
(Prof. To Thi Hien, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City)
10:40 Metal toxicity to aquatic organisms in lake water in Hanoi: implication for environmental quality criteria and guidelines
(Prof. Hoang Thu Huong/Prof. Doan Thai Yen, Hanoi University of Science and Technology).
11:00 Microplastic release from plastic recycling enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: potential contamination and studied removal method
(Prof. Nguyen Thi Van Ha, Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Resources and Environment)
11:20 Microplastics in Saigon-Dong Nai rivers and Can Gio estuary ecosystems: contamination and potential impacts on aquatic organisms
(Dr. Trinh Bao Son, Institute of Environment and Resources, HCM City)
11:40 Discussion
12:10 Lunch
Afternoon: Environmental Pollution Research in Foreign Countries
1:30 Accumulation of microplastics in small saltwater fish and potential human exposure: case study in coastal area of Binh Dinh, Vietnam
(Dr. Tran Thanh Son, Quy Nhon University)
1:50 Influence of environmental water quality on metal bioavailability and toxicity to aquatic organisms: implications for setting environmental water quality criteria for aquatic life
(Prof. Tham Hoang, Auburn University, USA)
2:10 Identifying Priority Environmental Quality Research Needs for Contaminants of Emerging Concern
(Prof. Bryan Brooks, Baylor University, USA)
2:30 Factors influencing harmful algal bloom in aquacultural ponds and models to predict bloom occurrence
(Prof. Alan Wilson, Auburn University, USA)
2:50 Break
3:10 Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: implications for human health and aquaculture
(Prof. Dayanthi Nugegoda, RMIT, Australia)
3:30 EDCs in built environment: Evidence of impacts and approaches to mitigation
(Prof. Kyungho Choi, Seoul National University, South Korea)
3:50 Risk Assessment for Environmental problem solving
(Prof. Mark Robson, Rutgers University, USA)
4:10 Socioeconomic Dynamics of Environmental Sustainability and Human Flourishing
(Prof. Cliff Shultz, Loyola University Chicago, USA)
4:30 Discussion
5:00 Adjourn
7:00-8:30 Dinner
September 13, 2022
Management and science to support management
8:00 The Australian and New Zealand water and sediment quality management framework is an example of flexible and locally-adaptive approaches for assessing and managing environmental risks in Vietnam
(Dr. Ross Smith/Dr. Rick Van Dam, Hydrobiology/Australian Environmental Agency, Australia)
8:30 Environmental regulation in Vietnam: implementation of new environmental laws (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment?)
9:00 Environmental Education in Vietnam (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment/Ministry of Environment Education and Training of Vietnam?)
9:30 Break
9:50-11:30 Discussion
  • Pollution status
  • Regulation and solution challenges
  • Action Plan for solutions: detailed projects focusing on environmental education, risk assessment in support of environmental regulation, research projects in support of pollution and health impact reduction and management under economic development; for example, developing relevant environmental quality criteria to protect living organisms in the nature environment and human health, training to increase scientific knowledge and effectively implement the new environmental laws, …

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