Water scarcity, sustainability and more featured on first day of ACS national meeting in San Diego

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2019 — Water chemistry, including sustainability, safety, scarcity and environmental stewardship, will be explored in the opening session of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition, Aug. 25-29 in San Diego. ACS President Bonnie Charpentier, Ph.D., is co-sponsoring the session, which will set the stage for the meeting’s theme of “Chemistry & Water.”

Opening session: Chemistry and Water, Sunday, Aug. 25, 3-5 p.m., San Diego Convention Center, Ballroom 6A/B

  • Vicki Grassian, Ph.D., “Water’s Effect on Chemistry”
  • William Alley, Ph.D., “Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater”
  • Andrew Kricun, Ph.D., “Environmental Stewardship and Community Service: Essential Best Practices for the Clean Water Utility of the Future”
  • Bego Gerber, Ph.D., “Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink”

Welcome Reception: Sunday, Aug. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., San Diego Convention Center, Halls D/E

Presidential symposia:

  • From Oceans to Clouds: The Environmental Chemistry of Water, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 8:30 a.m.- 5:20 p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - Carlsbad (South Tower - Level 3)
  • The Chemistry of Disasters, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1:00-5:20 p.m., San Diego Convention Center, Room 5A (Upper Level)
  • Collaborating for the Greater Good: What Works and What Doesn’t, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 1:30-5:30 p.m., San Diego Convention Center, Room 29B (Upper Level)
  • Keeping Water Safe, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1-4:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - La Costa (South Tower - Level 4)

Presidential events:

  • ACS Kids Zone, a presidential outreach event, will be held at the Fleet Science Center, Saturday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  
  • ACS Chemistry Teachers Reception, featuring guest speaker Derek Muller, Sunday, Aug. 25, 5-7  p.m., Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - Marina Ballroom Salon D/E (South Tower - Level 3)

Journalists and public information officers are encouraged to apply for complimentary press registration for this conference.

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