Like every three years, the Water-Rock Interaction Working Group of the International Association of Geochemistry will meet for a week of science and collegiality in unique region of the world. For July 2019 the WRI Working Group calls its members to reunite in the heart of Siberia, in the city of Tomsk, Russia. It will be the first time for IAGC to hold a joint meeting of the WRI and AIG working groups. The 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction as well as the 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry is scheduled for 2019 and therefore it was agreed that these two biggest IAGC Working Groups meetings would join forces to hold a combined consolidated meeting in 2019, the first IAGC International Conference. We hope to attract researchers and scholars from the fields of geochemistry, hydrology, geology and environmental sciences as well as our friends from applied isotope geochemistry to share their scientific findings as part of 1st IAGC International Conference sponsored by the IAGC’s Water-Rock Interaction and the Applied Isotope Geochemistry Working Groups, and the local organizers. The local committee led by Secretary General Natalia Guseva of the Tomsk Polytechnic University is putting together a very interesting program as well as excellent pre and post conference excursions following the history of our symposium of having a fine record of fostering international collaborations by providing both outstanding scientific and social programs for the scientists and their and accompanying family members.
Hope seeing you all in Tomsk, Russia in July 2019.
It is a great honor and a pleasure for me and my team to greet the participants of 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry within the walls of Tomsk Polytechnic University.
In 2019, we will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first WRI symposium in Prague. Having quite a long history, the International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction have deserved the right to exist and has been keeping up-to-date for a few decades uniting under its auspices researchers from different fields. In whatever country of the world this event has been held, it has been always interesting in its own way, and we hope that this event will be done at the highest level in Tomsk, Russia.
In 2019, we will hold for the first time a joint event of two largest IAGC Working Groups meetings. We hope to create a pleasant friendly atmosphere for the exchange of ideas, meetings and communication for both young scientists, students and leading scientists. We are developing an interesting scientific program for you, and, of course, field trips. In the framework of our conference, we will also introduce you the culture of our country and our region. We hope to open a window to Russia and Siberia for you.
We are looking forward to seeing you in July 2019 in Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia.
До скорой встречи!