The first edition of the Symposium in Pesticide Chemistry was organized by Attilio del Re in the 1979 with Paolo Fontana, professors of the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Since that, it has grown intensively reaching an international top level thanks to the cooperation with Allan Walker (UK).
Nowadays the Symposium represents one of the most important scientific events on pesticide worldwide and it is organised every two years in alternation between the Università Cattolica and the University of York (Chaired by prof. Colin Brown).
The Symposium will held general and specialist subjects relating to the environmental fate and risk with particular reference to pesticide behaviour in air, plant, soil and water system. Specific focus is on the use of modelling to support regulatory and policy decision-making, measure for risk mitigation and new technologies/know out for a sustainable use.
The Symposium will cover specific topics updating the participant with present knowledge and consolidating responsibility in the scientific community for the future needs.
Platform presentations and poster sessions provide an evaluation of current progress in: basic processes (i.e. sorption, transformation, volatilization, plant interaction), models of pesticides environmental fate, indicators of environment quality, landscape risk assessment, mitigation techniques, environmental monitoring programs, risk assessment, risk management and sustanaible use.
The Symposium is organized in sessions. The Steering Committee is responsible for the organization of the sessions, keynote lecture, selection of the paper and, to promote development of constructive interactions between research, regulatory and industrial communities.
The paper as abstract after peer review will be collected in proceedings. Electronic supporting material will be available in the website.