TOMSK, Feb 15 – RIA Tomsk. The international symposium on
interaction of water with rocks for the first time since 1995 will be held in
Russia; Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) was selected as a venue for its
holding, is reported on the website of the university on Thursday.
According to the portal information, the International Symposium on Interaction
of Water with Rock (Water-Rock Interaction) – is one of the largest events in
this scientific field. It is held once in three years under the auspices of the
International Association of GeoChemistry. The symposium will bring together
leading scientists to discuss the most pressing issues of geology,
hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, geochemistry of ore formation and so on.
"In Tomsk the Russian and foreign scientists will discuss the geochemical
aspects interaction of systems "water-rock",
"water-rock-gas", "water-rock-organic matter", as well as
problems of isotope geochemistry, geological aspects of the disposal of
radioactive waste. The country hostess of symposium holding has the right to
offer scientific topics important for its territory", – is said in the
It is noted that one of the priority issues of the symposium will be the
disposal of radioactive waste. This topic urgent for the region was strongly
recommended for inclusion in the program of the members of the observation
committee of the symposium, after they became more familiar with Tomsk and the
scientific and technical base of TPU.
It is added that in Tomsk the XVI International Symposium on Interaction of
Water with Rocks will be held in July 2019. Before this the event was held in
Russia only once – in 1995. According to open sources, in 1995 the symposium
(WRI-8) was held in Vladivostok.