Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives. For more information about the CEW, see About.

Get ready!

Next year, CEW 2017 is coming to the Delta Hotel in Guelph, Ontario on October 1 – 4, 2017!

Guelph is located in the heart of Ontario’s Great Lakes region. With increasing frequency, news describing environmental problems in the Great Lakes basin appears in regional and national newswires. The current state of the Great Lakes reflects the cumulative effects of multiple, and often interacting, stressors whose origins are both terrestrial and aquatic. The theme for CEW 2017, “From Land to Lakes: Integrative Ecotoxicology in the Great Lakes Basin and Beyond,” embodies the need for integrative thinking and plays directly into the expanded purview of the CEW by recognizing the intimate linkage between activities on the landscape and responses in aquatic ecosystems; and that addressing these issues effectively will demand creative, integrative and cooperative science, policy and management approaches.

Calls for session topics and chairs, abstract submission and registration will follow in the coming months.

Planning for Uncertainty

CEW 2016 was held at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta on September 25-28, 2016. The theme of the 2016 CEW was “planning for uncertainty“. For more information about the 2016 conference, see 2016 Announcement and the final 2016 Scientific Program Sessions list.

A big thank you to our sponsors, including GOLD sponsors U of A Faculty of Science, Minnow Environmental, Golder Associates, Aquatic Informatics, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, and CanNorth. Join the community of organizations that are supporting CEW today! Get more information on how to become a sponsor. For a full list of sponsors, see the 2016 sponsor list.

2016 Important Dates

• Registration is closed

Presented abstracts will be included in the CEW 2016 proceedings. If you would like to make changes to your abstract, as featured in the searchable abstract database, or if you would like to submit an extended abstract or short paper in place of your abstract, please refer to CEW’s style guidelines before submitting the updated version to Rosalie Allen Jarvis by October 31, 2016.


A big thank you to our 2016 sponsors!

CEW 2016 Abstract Book