On November 11-12, Shizhen and Jin Biao attended attended the 15th POP Forum in Shanghai. Both of them made oral presentation and attracted lots of audience and fans. Shizhen talked about unintentionally produced PCBs in Chinese cities, Jin Biao presented his opinion on PMTs. Huang Chen also participated. The team met Lin Tian（林田）, Tang Jianhui （唐建辉），Zhao Zhen （赵祯）and Wang Lifang （王丽芳） on the meeting.
Jin Biao and Huang Chen deliver their viewpoints on persistent mobile toxic (PMT) in ES&T, ‘The Need to Adopt an International PMT Strategy to Protect Drinking Water Resources’. This is a great success in managing the PMT topic by the group. Hope to see further substantial progress in this very new and important area. Congratulations!
William visited the group on Jan 3-5. William met us at a workshop organized by Lancaster University, in Accra, Ghana in last March. He then decided to pursue his PhD degree in our group. William has been a technical officer in the Water Research Institute (WRI) of Commonwealth Science and Industry Research (CSIR) of Ghana (加纳). He was successfully enrolled in China Geosciences University at Wuhan, with the help from Professor Qi Shihua（祁士华）. He will spend his first year in Wuhan for classes, then join us in Guangzhou for research. On this visit, he gave a talk introducing himself on group meeting on Jan 4th. In the meantime, we had time to gather at night of the 3rd for a beer on the waterfront of the Pearl River, and the 4th at Hutaoli (胡桃里）pub. Willaim will go back to Ghana for sampling in the coming winter holiday.