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Office bearers:
Prof. Dr. Gunnar Jacks President:
Prof. Dr. Gunnar Jacks
(KTH Royal Institute of Technology,
Stockholm, Sweden)

Gunnar Jacks completed his M Sc as mining engineer at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm in 1963. During the period 1965-1967 he was engaged in humanitarian work in Turkey and then returned back to KTH and defended his PhD at Royal Inst. of Technology in 1973 on a thesis entitled: “Chemistry of Groundwater in Hard Rocks”. During the period, 1976-1978 he worked for Central Ground Water Board of India 1976-1984 (full time). He became an Associate Professor at KTH in 1978 and later in 1986 he was appointed as a full Professor of Groundwater Chemistry. Currently Gunnar Jacks is professor emeritus of groundwater chemistry at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering at KTH. Since 1996 Jacks has had ties to Åbo Akademi University, Finland and in 2002-2006 he acted guest professor at the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy. With his versatile knowledge he has been a great resource for the research and education within environmental geology and chemistry. While groundwater chemistry has been his major field of expertise, he has worked on a number major issues in the fields such as, acidification of soil and water; environmental effects of mining, geogenic contaminants in groundwater such as fluoride and arsenic, groundwater recharge in semi-arid areas and also on agricultural ecosystems such as arsenic in rice and zinc deficiency in soils, crops and human food intake. He has published more than 190 scientific papers and peer-reviewed conferences papers and book chapters and has more than 3310 citations (h-index 30).
Based on his profound knowledge in the fields of hydrogeology, soil sciences and global water supply and experience in a several water supply projects in developing countries, he had been uninously elected as the President of the International Society of Ground water for Sustainable Development in 2006. Gunnar Jacks is conferred with Honorary Doctor of Philosophy by the Åbo Akademi University in 2016 in recognition of his contributions to research and education.

Prof. Dr. Jochen Bundschuh Vice President:
Prof. Dr. Jochen Bundschuh
(University of Southern Queensland,
Toowoomba, Australia)

Jochen Bundschuh has been working for over 20 years on inorganic trace contaminants in water resources, mostly in groundwater and respective sustainable mitigation. He completed PhD on numerical modeling of heat transport in aquifers from University of Tübingen, Germany in 1990. From 1993 to 1999 he served as an expert for the German Agency of Technical Cooperation (GTZ, now GIZ) and as a long-term professor for the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) in Argentine. From 2001 to 2008 he worked within the framework of the German governmental cooperation (Integrated Expert Program of CIM; GTZ/BA) as adviser in mission to Costa Rica at the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), where he assisted the country in evaluation and development of huge low-enthalpy geothermal resources for power generation. Since 2005, he is an affiliate professor of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2006, he was elected Vice-President of the International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development ISGSD. From 2009–2011 he was visiting professor at the Department of Earth Sciences at the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. Since 2012, Dr. Bundschuh is a full professor in hydrogeology at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia where he leads the Platform for Water in the Nexus of Sustainable Development working in the wide field of water resources and low/middle enthalpy geothermal resources, water and wastewater treatment and sustainable and renewable energy resources. In November 2012, Prof. Bundschuh was appointed as leader of the newly established Australian Chapter of the International Medical Geology Association (IMGA).

Dr. Bundschuh has authored several books such as “Low-Enthalpy Geothermal Resources for Power Generation” (2008) (CRC Press/Balkema) and “Introduction to the Numerical Modeling of Groundwater and Geothermal Systems: Fundamentals of Mass, Energy and Solute Transport in Poroclastic Rocks”. He has edited 18 books and editor of the book series “Multiphysics Modeling”, “Arsenic in the Environment”, “Sustainable Energy Developments” and “Sustainable Water Developments” (all CRC Press/Balkema). Since 2015, he is an editor in chief of the Elsevier journal “Groundwater for Sustainable Development”. Dr. Bundschuh is one of the International organizer of the Congress series “Arsenic in the Environment” which provides an inter- and multidisciplinary state-of-art international platform for arsenic research, and making an effort to link the occurrence of geogenic arsenic in different environments and media including ground- and surface water, soil, biota and air, and its effect on society.

Dr. Prosun Bhattacharya Executive Secretary and Treasurer:
Dr. Prosun Bhattacharya
(KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm,
Sweden & University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia)

Prosun Bhattacharya holds a PhD in Sedimentary Geochemistry from University of Delhi, India (1990). He is a Professor of Groundwater Chemistry and Coordinator of the KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group, at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2016, he is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Civil Engineering & Surveying & International Centre for Applied Climate Science at the  University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He is engaged with research on groundwater contamination in sedimentary aquifers in different parts of the world, especially focusing on geogenic contaminants – arsenic and fluoride. He has collaborative research engagements with universities and research organizations in India, Bangladesh, China, Australia, Argentina, Ghana, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Tanzania, Turkey, Jordan  and USA. He has coordinated the prestigious Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency supported action research and implementation project “Sustainable Arsenic Mitigation-SASMIT” Community driven initiatives to target arsenic safe groundwater as sustainable mitigation strategy in Bangladesh* (2007-2016). He has authored/co-authored over 300 international publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, cited more than 8200 times (Google Scholar and Google h-index 44) and i10-index of over 110. He has organized several international workshops on natural arsenic in groundwater and sustainable mitigation and edited 9 books on diverse aspects of natural arsenic in groundwater and groundwater for sustainable development until 2014. He is the Editor in Chief of Journal Groundwater for Sustainable Development published by Elsevier and the Frontiers in Environmental Sciences: Specialty Section on Groundwater Resources and Management and Associate Editor of Journal of Hydrology and a member of the Editorial Board of Environment International. Based on his global engagements in the field of arsenic research he has been honored with the title as the Fellow of the Geological Society of America in April, 2012. Since 2017, he is elected as the Chair of the IWA Specialist Group Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water (METRELS).

Arslan Ahmad International Relations Coordinator:
Arslan Ahmad (KWR Watercycle Research Institute,
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands)

Arslan Ahmad is a leading Research Scientist at KWR Watecycle Research Institute of the Netherlands, with particular focus on the removal of metals and related substances from drinking water. Part of his work is also focused on resource recovery from water, wastewater and residuals generated from the treatment processes. More recently, Arslan Ahmad has been engaged in the development of innovative solutions for managing low arsenic and chromate concentrations in public drinking water supply in the Netherlands. Arslan Ahmad is the Exhibition Chair and Member of the Scientific Committee of 7th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As2018). Arslan Ahmad is Guest Editor of CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Book Series “Sustainable Water Developments”. He is closely collaborating with KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISGSD) on developing cutting edge technology or arsenic removal. Since 2017, he is elected as the Vice -Chair of the IWA Specialist Group Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water (METRELS).

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Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 19 –23, 2016

Arsenic Reseach and Global Sustainability


Past Congresses:

Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 11–16, 2014

One century of the discovery of arsenicosis in Latin America



July 23-27, 2012
Cairns, Australia

Understanding the medical-geological interface of arsenic
2010 3rd International Congress
"Arsenic in the geosphere
and human diseases"

Tainan, Chinese Taipei

2008 2nd International Congress
"Arsenic: From Nature
to Human"

Valencia, Spain

2006 1st International Congress
"Natural Arsenic in
Groundwater of Latin America"

Mexico City, Mexico
More Info >>
Program/Abstract Volume
Book series
Volume 1:
Natural Arsenic in Groundwaters of Latin America (2009)
Editors: J. Bundschuh, M.A. Armienta, P. Birkle, Prosun Bhattacharya, J. Matschullat & A.B. Mukherjee
Volume 2:
The Global Arsenic Problem: Challenges for Safe Water Production (2010))
Editors: N. Kabay, J. Bundschuh, B. Hendry, M. Bryjak, K. Yoshizuka, P. Bhattacharya & S. Anac
Volume 3:
The Taiwan Crisis: a Showcase of the Global Arsenic Problem (2010)
Authors: J.-S. Jean, J. Bundschuh, C.-J. Chen, H.-W. Guo, C.-W. Liu, T.-F. Lin & Y.-H. Chen
Volume 4:
Arsenic: Natural and Anthropogenic (2011)
Editors: E. Deschamps & J. Matschullat
Volume 5:
Arsenic Geochemistry (Dec. 2011)
Authors: D.K. Nordstrom & H.E. Jamieson

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