WWEM 2006 (Water and Wastewater Environmental Monitoring) which will take place in Telford UK on 1-2 November, looks set to be the largest event of its kind in the world
WWEM includes conferences, workshops, an exhibition with over 100 stands, and a Gala Mcerts presentation dinner.
It will be twice as large as the 2005 event and the organisers say that the main area of expansion has been in the analytical sector.
For example, more than one third of the exhibitors target the laboratory sector.
For the first time, WWEM will include a conference focusing entirely on laboratory analysis.
Entitled 'Analytical solutions to safeguard the future of the environment', the conference is designed to meet the needs of those involved with environmental analysis within the laboratory.
It will take place on the first day of WWEM and will cost £50 +VAT (£75 +VAT for those wishing to attend the other WWEM conference on the second day - 'Modernising Regulation Mcerts, OMA and Wits').
Some of the world's leading analytical companies will participate in the WWEM Exhibition, including Analytix, Anton Paar, Autoscribe, Camlab, Dionex, Esslab, Hach Lange, Kinesis, Labman Automation, Labmedics, Labvantage, LabWare, Lambda, Metrohm, Mettler Toledo, MTI, Palintest, Pelican Scientific, Perkin Elmer, Quantitech, Reagecon, Romil, SDI, Seal Analytical, Shimadzu, Sigma Aldrich, Strathkelvin Instruments, Systea, Thames Restek, pH Control, Thermo Electron, University of Hertfordshire, VWR, and YSI.
A wide variety of optional workshops are available in addition to the conferences and exhibition, so the organisers are warning visitors to plan their time at WWEM carefully.
For many, a two-day visit will be necessary in order to take full advantage of everything on offer.
Entry to the workshops and exhibition will be free for those that pre-register online (registration on-site will cost £20).