Binational Center Hosts Workshop in Ensenada, Mexico

Dr. Raina Maier, Associate Director, UA SRPDrs. A. Jay Gandolfi, Raina Maier, Jim Field, Joaquin Ruiz, Sergio Revah, Patricia Ostrosky, Mariano Cebrián, Thomas Kretzschmar, and Diana Meza Figueroa, collaborators of the Dean Carter Binational Center for Environmental Health Sciences (Binational Center) presented a short course on environmental sciences and technology sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).


The workshop was held March 16-18, 2005 at the Center for Scientific Investigation and Education in Ensenada, Mexico.  A total of  64 graduate students and researchers were in attendance. The topics presented included phytostabilization of mine tailings, biodegradation, biofiltration of gases, genotoxicity, arsenic toxicity to organs, toxicity of lead and arsenic to children, use of metal isotopes in environmental investigations, aquifer characterization, water quality, and future plans for a collaborative binational group.