Events of the GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology

Annual meeting

The Division holds an annual conference at which members and non-members can present and discuss current research results.

Environment 2024 will take place from September 8th to September 11th, 2024 in Gießen and Homberg (Ohm). The Conference is our joint annual conference with the SETAC GLB, non-members are also warmly invited. More annual meeting

Perspective Day

The Division usually organizes a "Perspective Day" (formerly: Doctoral Day) every one to two years, which offers young people, such as students or doctoral candidates, the opportunity to find out more about potential employers and to make contacts.

The last perspective day took place on November 15th, 2022 at ibacon GmbH. More perspective day

Young environmental forum

The event offers young environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology, German-speaking young people (doctoral students, younger professionals and master's students) the opportunity to present their own results (as part of their doctoral or master's thesis), for professional exchange, to get to know each other and for interdisciplinary discussions. More JUF

The JUF 2023 Conference will take place on September 11 in Muttenz (Switzerland). More


The Division and its working groups organize workshops on various current topics. More workshops

Event information 2024

International workshop on Emerging policy challenges on New SOil contaminants (ENSOr) - March 14th and 15th 2024.

For the fifth edition of the ENSOr workshop, we set our sights on challenges for diffuse contaminations with emerging contaminants. What is the impact of these diffuse contaminations on reuse of excavated soil and on ground water supplies? On food safety? And above all: how do we assess the risks? And what policy is needed to tackle these challenges? More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/ 2023

Analytica conference, 9-11 April 2024, Munich

The next analytica , the world's leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analytics and biotechnology, will take place in Munich from April 9th ​​to 12th, 2024. In good tradition, the Forum Analytik - consisting of the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL), the Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (GBM) and the GDCh - organizes the still growing and regularly updated lecture program, consisting of a total of 45 sessions on the entire You can view the range of analytical research at any time in the GDCh Congress Planner . Initial information about the program is also available on the analytica website.

UBA Conference “Soil indicators in the context of climate adaptation and soil protection”, April 17th - 18th, 2024, Dessau

The Conference provides an overview of the indicators that are currently used to report on the state of the soil and its changes nationwide, in the individual federal states or internationally.
More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 1/ 2024

“PFAS 2024” Ubiquitous pollution and new regulatory approaches, April 9th ​​– 10th, 2024, Augsburg

At the conference organized by the LfU Bavaria, the current state of knowledge on the spread of PFAS in the various environmental media will be presented and new regulatory approaches to limit further environmental pollution with PFAS will be discussed. More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 1/ 2024

Annual meeting of the Society of Water Chemistry from 6th to 8th May 2024 in Limburg an der Lahn

WASSER 2024 is the central German Conference that presents the latest findings on all topics related to water quality. Professionals from the field of water chemistry, water treatment and experts from other water disciplines meet for an intensive exchange of experiences and ideas.
More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/ 2023

Current developments in the investigation and assessment of PAH pollution in urban soils, Frankfurt am Main from June 3rd - 4th, 2024

The Working Group Soil of the Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) cordially invites you to a workshop on current developments in the investigation and assessment of PAH pollution in urban soils. This addresses representatives from authorities and expert offices whose task is to assess soil contamination with PAHs, as well as representatives from industry and research. More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 1/ 2024

Joint workshop of the Divisions- working groups “Detection and evaluation of substances in the environment”, June 17th – 19th, 2024, Schmallenberg

The workshop serves to get to know the “other” working groups, for mutual exchange, and offers potential for possible collaborations. The aim of the open-ended discussion is how we can achieve a clean environment (toxic-free environment) and what the 4 working groups of the Division or the GDCh can contribute to this.
More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 1/ 2024

Gordon Research Conference Addressing Environmental Endocrine Disruptors to Improve Planetary Health, June 23 - 28, 2024, Lucca (Barga), Italy

The Environmental Endocrine Disruptors GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.

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Symposium “International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation”, September 9th – 12th, 2024, Berlin

The symposium will address a broad range of research on biodeterioration and biodegradation of various man-made and natural materials and products that are of economic and cultural importance. The IBBS would like to encourage all scientists working in the diverse fields of biodeterioration and biodegradation to make plans to attend and present oral papers or posters at IBBS19. More Conference Homepage

6th Mühlheim Water Analytical Seminar, September 10th – 11th, 2024

Water analysis benefits from many innovations in device technology. Methods of enrichment and detection and the coupling of known processes expand the spectrum of substances. At the same time, the trend towards increasing the performance of water analysis processes continues unabated. Increasingly, the requirement for reduced resource consumption must also be met in analysis processes, for example through miniaturization and automation.
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26th Symposium “Strategies for the Remediation of soil and Groundwater”, November 25th – 26th, 2024, Frankfurt a. M.

This year, the 26th symposium “Strategies for the Remediation of soil & Groundwater” focuses on current issues in the areas of groundwater and soil. As one of the central topics, the preparation committee chose “Efficiency in renovation practice” with all its facets – from treatment trains to hydraulic aspects to energy efficiency. More homepage (

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