The aims of the website are mainly to focus on the function and activities of The Environmental and Food Special Interest Group (EFASIG) of the BMSS with arrangement of meetings at intervals.

Since the formation of the SIG, meetings have been held in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 with WWEM in 2014 and 2016.

EFASIG2017 was held on July 19, 2017 at The Auditorium, Analytical Research & Development,  in Southampton, hosted by Dr Chris Wright.

A further meeting involving EFASIG was held on November 21 & 22, 2018, at The International Centre, Telford, and formed part of the WWEM2018 Conference and Exhibitions, in an Analytical Developments Conference in concert with The RSC Water Science Forum and the Separation Science Group . 

The EFASIG2019 meeting was held at Manchester Metropolitan University on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. An e-abstract booklet is available to delegates and can be accessed on request to the organisers.

The EFASIG2020 meeting was to be held at the University of Leicester, College Court on July 23, 2020 but has been postponed and will be re-covened when possible, following discussions by the organising group.

Current meeting arrangements:

The organising group have been communicating remotely to discuss the organisation of a virtualEFASIG2020 meeting for a July start. The website has a page devoted to VEFASIG2020 click here, which is designed to act as a backup for the meeting being arranged through BMSS.

The meeting arrangements and details, including registration and abstract submission, are now available on line at for biweekly EFASIG2020 zoom events commencing on July 30, 2020 at 10.00 am. The keynote speaker will be Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hodern, University of Bath, who will present a talk entitled ‘Water Fingerprinting for Public Health Assessment’.

The EFASIG meeting organising group

Dr David Megson (MMU), Dr Michael Wilde (Leicester), Dr Kathy Ridgway (Anatune), Dr Caroline Gauchotte-Lindsay (Glasgow) and Dr Peter J Baugh (EFASIG).

Notice from Ashley Sage, BMSS Chairman

Congratulations to Alison Ashcroft, Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds, Co recipient of the Thomson Medal, 2020.

Click here to access the BMSS News page for details.