Meetings and Events

The society hosts and promotes a wide variety of meetings and conferences:

BioRemid 2017, Granada, Spain 9th/10th March 2017

Bioremid 2017BioRemid 2017, organised jointly by the Water Research Institute of the University of Granada and the Biodeterioration, Biodegradation and Bioremediation Group of the Spanish Society of Microbiology, is being held in Granada on 9th and 10th March 2017.

The objective of the meeting is to bring together scientists and industry professionals in a friendly environment to share the latest developments and innovations to combat environmental problems. In particular, topics about emerging and priority pollutants, consortium-based strategies, and identification and monitoring of biohazards will be discussed. Other topics such as biosafety and new technologies including nanoparticles will be also considered in depth. We encourage high quality oral presentations in the most relevant topics on bioremediation.

More information at

Closed Systems - Stay in the Loop, London, 30th March 2017

CLOSED SYSTEMS - WMS meetinStay in the loop

This one-day meeting will be the latest in a series of events organised by the Water Management Society. It will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the latest developments in the field of microbial corrosion and network with other corrosion professionals from different industry sectors.


Society Of Chemical Industry

14-15 Belgrave Square



Room: Lecture Theatre

09:30 – 10:00 - Registration and Refreshments  

10:00 - 10:15 - Chairs Introduction - Elise Maynard

10:15 - 10:45 - Closed System Control Association Objectives and purpose of the CSCA - Matt Morse, Clearwater

10:45 - 11:15 - The role of sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB) in microbially induced corrosion - Jill Cooper, Suez

11:15 - 11:45 - Coffee break  

11:45 - 12:15 - Pre-commissioning cleaning process and what can go wrong - Dr Pam Simpson, Whitewater Technologies Ltd

12:15 - 12:45 - Treatment options and how to minimise risk - Geoff Walker

2:45 - 13:00 - Q&A session

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch  

14:00 - 14:30 - Design, installation and protection of closed loop systems - Les Bekesi, Lend Lease

14:30 - 15:00 - Post-clean: Fit for the future? - Chris Parsloe, Parsloe Consulting Ltd.

15:00 - 15:30 - Pitfalls and legal consequences - Gordon Morris, Morris Engineering Design Services (MEDS)

15:30 - 16:00 - Round table Q&A session with panel of speakers

16:00 - Coffee and tea


Find all this information on the link to the Water Management Society website -   Water Management Society - Closed Systems event

IBBS 17- the 17th Triennial International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Symposium, Manchester, UK September 2017

newibbsskylineThe council of IBBS are delighted to announce that IBBS 17 - the Society's 17th triennial intenational symposium will be held in the to be held in the UK’s northern powerhouse – the great city of Manchester from 6th – 8th September 2017, following on from the highly successful IBBS 16 in Łódź, Poland which took place in 2014.

Further details to follow but the tentative programme and more information about the symposium and the venue can be seen at  Contact