The CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Water and Environment in Beijing, China, has announced a project for testing water samples for mercury and chloride.
Academic institutions, regulatory agencies, and commercial laboratories worldwide—especially from developing countries—are invited to participate in their international project for testing water samples. The centre plans to produce a draft report by the end of April 2024, and the final report will be available to the participants by June 2024. All the participants who obtained satisfactory results will receive a certificate of participation in the activity.
The centre is one of six, hosted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and partnering with TWAS to offer opportunities for researchers from the developing world. The centre is organizing the project alongside the Water Quality Analysis Laboratory, and both are based at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences. The project is also supported by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China and the Alliance of International Science Organizations.
The registration deadline is 31 October. A formal description of the project and registration form, with information on how to apply, are available below.