University of the Philippines Los Baños
Friday, 14 July 2017 19:11

SESAM to host 2nd International Conference on Environmental Science

The Philippine Environmental Science Association (PESA) will be holding its 2nd International Conference on Environmental Science (ICES) on Aug. 3-4 at the New College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) Auditorium, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna. With the theme “Baselining, Yardsticks, and Agenda-setting in Environmental Science Research,” this event is expected to host more than 200 researchers, professors, students, policymakers, and other environmental experts from different sectors.

Oral or poster presentations are invited on the following topics: climate change, variability, and air quality; environmental impact assessment; biodiversity and conservation; environment, resources, and population dynamics; integrated water resource system; environmental education and integration of information databases and networks; land use and land cover change; disaster risks and management, human health and environmental hazards; and best practices and green solutions for sustainable development. The registration fee is PhP 2,500 for professionals and PhP 1,500 for students.

Aside from the oral and poster presentations, there will be a post-conference field trip on Aug. 5 for participants to experience the wonders of Laguna Province. Participants may choose to take an ecotourism tour of the Underground River in Cavinti, Pagsanjan Falls, and Pandin Lake in San Pablo with a Laguna Tour of Liliw, Paete, Pakil, and Lumban where native handicrafts abound for those who would like to go shopping. Another option is nature hiking in Mt. Makiling (Mudspring and Peaks 1 & 2), Philippine High School for the Arts (overlooking Laguna Lake) La Resio (Tadlak Lake), Makiling Botanic Gardens, and the Museum of Natural History.

For inquiries, please contact the secretariat at telephone number (049) 536-2251 or email 2nd.[email protected]. Please also visit our website at http://sesam2017icoes.weebly.com.

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