About CEST

16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

CEST2019, 4-7 September 2019, Rhodes, Greece

Environmental engineering and science have provided solutions for nearly all the problems earth has faced. Most cities in developed countries on the planet have now wastewater treatment plants, drinking water treatment plants and solid waste management systems to avoid further environmental damage. Still, about 20% of the earth's population has no access to clean water, and 40% suffer from the consequences of unacceptable hygiene conditions. Pathogenic micro-organisms are responsible for over 2 million deaths per year, with the highest percentage being reported to children under 5 years of age. On the other hand, the population growth leads to an increasing need for food production, which leads to pressures to natural resources which are by no means infinite. It seems now that our future depends on innovation and technological advances to significantly reduce the pressures and the energy input as well as to align production with the concept of the circular economy. Academic research should work together with the industry and society. Through research, we are discovering new ways to implement advanced technologies, to address emerging environmental challenges as well as use research findings to influence policymakers and promote socially responsible policies. 

Established in 1989, the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) is a leading environmental conference where top experts, scientists, entrepreneurs, representatives of public administration and social initiatives present state-of-the-art research on current and emerging environmental issues. CEST is thus a platform where academia and business converge; where academic research, innovative ideas and solutions serve as the basis for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable environment.

The conference is organised bi-annually by the Global Network on Environmental Science and Technology together with the University of the Aegean (Greece) and the South Aegean Region. CEST2019  is academically supported by the University of Salerno (Italy) and the Imperial College London (UK) as well as a group of distinguished scientists – the members of the Conference Scientific Committee. CEST2019 is under the patronage of UNESCO’s Water Assessment Programme, European Water Association (EWA) and A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation. This year marks the 30-year anniversary of the series. CEST2019 will be held in the island of Rhodes, Greece from 4 to 7 September 2019.

The previous event, CEST2017, was the most successful event since the series was initially launched in 1989, with 460 participants from 75 countries originating from 6 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Australia). The programme included 415 oral and 253 poster presentations from 25 unique research areas. Participants also benefited from the interaction with 15 distinguished scientists that were invited and delivered keynote and plenary talks.

All the papers that are selected for either oral or poster presentation undergo a review process. As a result of the improving quality of the papers in previous conferences, their proceedings have been included in databases, such as Science Citation Index (ISI) and SRCosmos. Since 2015, the papers that are presented in CEST, are submitted to cooperating journals for review and publication in special issues.

CEST2019, coincides with the celebration of the 30 years anniversary (1989-2019) of CEST series and we are aiming to make it a memorable event.

During CEST2019 you will have the opportunity to:

  • present and discuss your research with scientists from around the world
  • expand your network
  • attend presentations covering all the latest trends and innovations in the field of environmental science and technology
  • meet with our prestigious invited speakers (to be announced)
  • enjoy the island of Rhodes, one of the most famous Greek touristic attractions!

Conference language

The official language of CEST2019 is English and simultaneous interpretation is not provided. It is therefore expected that authors can present their work fluently in the English language.

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