Evolving Science In Changing Times

41st Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW)

Ottawa, ON – September 28 to October 1, 2014

The 41st Aquatic Toxicity Workshop will be held in Ottawa, Ontario in 2014. The theme of this year’s event is Evolving Science in Changing Times, a reflection of new session topics and a new venue type. There are also exciting plans to put “the workshop” back in ATW….. stay tuned for interactive sessions to be announced.

Our goal is to make this ATW a must attend event.


ATW 2014 will be held at the Ottawa Convention Centre which opened in 2011. It’s conveniently located downtown and easily accessible by all forms of transportation.

Ottawa Convention Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9J2

The Ottawa Convention Centre is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified building. LEED is a green building rating system administered by the non-profit Canada Green Building Council.

The conference rooms are conveniently clustered together for ease of transition between sessions and their central location point will ensure maximum exposure and visibility for our showcase sponsors, exhibitors and posters during breaks.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at ATW 2014, please contact any one of our Sponsorship committee members.


We are having an exciting new scientific program to broaden the scope of ATW. Session topics include:

  • Assessing Wildlife Ecotoxicology
  • Sediment and Soil Toxicity Method Development and their Application
  • Amphibian Models for Ecotoxicological Research and Regulatory Applications
  • Northern Development: Simple Systems, Complex Challenges
  • Metal Mining
  • Fate and Effects of Pulp and Paper Mill Effluents
  • Chemical and Biological Effects of Data Poor Metals and Metal Mixtures
  • Municipal Wastewater Effluent Impacts and Remediation
  • Industrial Effluents
  • Nanotoxicology: Molecular Mechanisms to Ecosystem Impacts
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas
  • Risk Assessment and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Adverse Outcome Pathways: Linking Toxicity-Related Molecular and Cellular Responses with Physiology and Ecology
  • Predictive Ecotoxicology: Development and Validation of New Tools to Characterize and Prioritize Chemical Hazards Across Fish and Wildlife
  • Omics Science in Support of Effects Based Monitoring
  • Developing Critical Effect Sizes as Triggers for Long Term Monitoring Programs
  • Moving Beyond Toxicity and Use Protection in Water Quality Management
  • Advances in Aquatic Toxicology
  • Behavioral Analysis in Toxicology Research and as Biological Early Warning Systems (BEWS) for Environmental Monitoring

For a full description of the sessions please go here or download the session descriptions as a pdf .


Registration opens – July 1st 2014

Early-bird Registration ends – August 15th 2014