The Conference 2016 Announcement Thank you letter

Thank you letter from the Local Organizing Committee of the 2016 ICENR-ILTER EAP Conference

 

Ho Chi Minh City, 31 October 2016

 

Dear distinguished guests,

Dear participants,

 

The International Conference for Environment and Natural Resources - ICENR hosted by Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City and coordinated by the Institute for Environment and Resources is a bi-yearly scientific event.

In 2016, The International Conference for Environment and Natural Resources is co-organized with the regional meeting of the International Long-Term Ecological Research - East Asia-Pacific Regional Network (ILTER-EAP) with the topic “Ecological insights and environmental protection for sustainable development under climate changes in East-Asia and Pacific regions.

This is a great opportunity of the Institute for Environment and Resources to establish closer cooperation with the International Long-Term Ecological Research - East Asia-Pacific Regional Network, one of the largest “Network of networks” in the field of ecology in Asia Pacific Region.

The co-conference is also a special event to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the Institute for Environment and Resources. Our conference has been held successfully during 3 days of 26th, 27th and 28th of October 2016 in the new campus of the Institute for Environment and Resources in Ho Chi Minh. Our conference was officially opened by Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat, member of Central Communist Party, Vice – president of Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City, and Dr. Vo Tuan Nhan, vice-minister of the Vietnam Ministry of Natural resources and Environment. We are much honored to hear the welcome note and congratulation note of prof. Prof. Kim Eun-shik, Chairman of the International Long-Term Ecological Research East Asia-Pacific Regional Network and Dr. Hen-biau King, Past Chair of International Long-Term Ecological Research.

In this occasion, we would like to expand our sincere thanks to the guest of honor for their sharing and congratulation for the 20th year anniversary of the Institute for Environment and Resources.

In the conference we have welcomed about 300 experts and scientists from the international and local universities, scientific institutions, governmental agencies and industrial companies from more than 15 countries such as: Australia, Austria, Burkina Faso, China,  Japan, India, Indonesia, Israel, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, The Netherland, The Philippine, Taiwan, USA, Vietnam.

5 main activities were organized during the conference: training workshop, oral presentation, poster presentation, exhibition and field visit to Can Gio Mangrove Forest tomorrow.

There have been about 60 studies presented at the plenary and different oral and poster sessions among 137 abstracts and manuscripts submitted to the Conference. 10 sessions worked very hard during the last 2 days to present and discuss about 8 topics:

˗     Climate change: Impact and Adaptation

˗     Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

˗     Ecosystem under Climate Change

˗     Green growth and Biobased Industry

˗     Integrated water resources management and ecohydrology

˗     Water treatment Technology

˗     Air Quality Management

˗     Clean Technologies and Other topics.

We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelist provided in-depth insight as well as actionable and practical knowledge ecology and environmental protection in East Asia-Pacific region and in Vietnam particularly, that will promote the research related to ecology and environmental protection. Hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile.

Particularly, the Scientific Committee has proposed 32 manuscripts for the VNU-HCM Journal of Science and Technology Development and 5 studies for the Ecological Research Journal.

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I would like to sincerely thank the Chairmanship of VNU-HCM, the great support and co-organization of the International Long-Term Ecological Research - East Asia-Pacific Regional Network. We greatly appreciate the keynote speakers for the inspiring and outstanding presentations. Many thanks to the chairing team of the keynote and oral sessions, and especially the great contribution of all national and international scientists to the success of this conference.

We are also very grateful with the financial support of the major sponsors: Vietnam National University HCM, Centre for Environmental Technologies, Phúc Thiên Long Company, Environmental Source Samplers INC, VUCICO Vietnam Company, REECO Science and Technology Co. Ltd; Lê Võ Company, Reuse Technologies Solutions Vietnam Joint stock Company, Phan Lê Consultancy, Technology and Equipment Jointstock Company, Saigon ISC Joint stock Company, Việt Úc Environmental Joint Stock Company; Trung Hải Equipment Company.

We wish you health and success in the coming year 2017.

Hope to see you in the next 6th International Conference for Enviroment and Natural Resources in 2018.

 

Thank you very much for your attention.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc

Chairman, Local Organizing Committe