The Rapid Depletion of Resources and Global Pollution

The world population is expected to expand from the current 7.1 billion to 9.7 billion by 2050. The acceleration of the world economy’s integration, resulting in the increasing demand for natural resources, will place a heavy strain on our environment and resources. Lack of resource usage efficiency exacerbates the impact of resource exhaustion and global pollution.

These critical challenges need to be resolved urgently. The public and private sector organizations need to focus on Sustainable Development, using scientifically proven concepts to conserve the limited natural resources left. Astute and conscious application of resources and energy supported by the reuse and recycling initiatives and end-of-life products is imperative to the preservation of the Earth’s resources.

Global Conference on Resource Conservation and Sustainability (CRCS)

The 2014 Global Conference on Resource Conservation and Sustainability (CRCS) will be held from 26th and 27th August 2014. We aim to bring together researchers, academics, scientists and conservation practitioner communities to discuss the implications of how a rapidly growing global economy is straining the Earth’s natural resources and exchange pointers on new strategies and technologies on resource conservation.

The conference takes a broad interest in the area of resources, development and conservation, including but not limited to: renewable energy, environmental quality, management of ecosystems, environment and water resources, pollution in the atmosphere and environmental assessments. The conference also focuses on the implementation and integration of biodiversity and sustainability and protection of the ecosystems into international, national, corporate planning and reporting practices, policies and programs.​

What can you expect at 2014 CRCS?

  • Welcome reception for all first-time attendees to the conference
  • Reception for international attendees
  • An intellectually stimulating scientific program featuring more than 100 presentations by leading researchers, teachers, and practitioners
  • Opportunities to attend special sessions which include in-depth workshops on the latest innovations in practice
  • Special plenary sessions that capitalize on our unique location including topics on East-West science and practice collaborations
  • A full day of theme-track programming featuring compelling TED-style talks centered on ways we can expand business thinking and applied research
  • Two Research Awards will be selected in each sessions for:
    Best Research Paper Award
    Best Student Paper Award
  • Closing reception featuring Asian food, shopping and entertainment

CRCS is pleased to be associated with the following affiliates

About Aventis School of Management as the Conference Host

Aventis is an international graduate school located in Singapore renowned for its international partnership with top research universities including the City University of New York and California State University on applied research and thought leadership in business and applied research.

Who Should Attend:

  • Leading Academics, PhD Students
  • Thought leaders
  • National and Local Government, Provincial
  • Government and Municipalities
  • Engineers and Consultants
  • Municipal Managers
  • Key Industry Players & Industry Consultants
  • Energy Sector Stakeholders and Decision Makers
  • Water Utilities Managers and Operators
  • Water Supply Organizations
  • Training and Academic Institutions, Stakeholders
  • Technology Researchers and Manufacturers
  • Environmental Consultants & Contractors
  • Mines & Quarries
  • Investors And Financiers
  • Municipal Water Engineers
  • Plant Managers, Operators And Technicians
  • Health Officials
  • Architects and Town Planners
  • Ngo’s
  • Property Owners and Building Managers

The Organizers invite environmentalists, academics and researchers from all fields of applications and backgrounds to submit papers to the 2014 Global Conference on Resource Conservation and Sustainability (CRCS).

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Mining and Waste Management

  • Coal Wastes
  • Energy Recovery
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Methodologies (LCA, metrics for sustainability, LCI, etc.)
  • Industrial Applications (novel technology, new methods, breakthrough technology, etc.)
  • Process Control (to monitor and optimize environmental performance of plants, unit operations, furnaces)
  • Processing of Industrial Wastes (slags, chemical, flue dusts, sludges, bottom ashes, etc.)
  • Recycling of Post Consumer Materials (car recycling, waste electric and electronic equipment, plastics, paper)
  • Tailings Disposal at mine sites
  • Recycling Systems (monitoring, take-back systems, etc.)
  • Recycling Technology (separation, automatic sorting, sensors, smelting, etc.)
  • Sustainability (from an industrial as well as consumer point of view)
  • Developments in geopolymers as alternatives to conventional cements.

Sustainable/ renewable energy:

  • Biofuels / Biofuel Cells
    Hybrid Energy Systems
    System and other models for system optimization and Sustainability prediction
  • Carbon emission controls; case studies of existing methods to reduce emissions and new technology being developed such as carbon capture and storage
  • Efforts to reduce energy consumption in mining and mineral processing operations
  • Hydropower
  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Advanced Energy Technologies
  • Nuclear Energy Fission & Fussion
  • Energy Policy, Planning & Management
  • Economics for sustainability

Behaviour of and impacts of pollutants in atmosphere, soil and water:

  • Transport of Air Pollutants
  • Metal Behaviour: Distribution,
  • Speciation and Bioavailability (lump various topics here)
  • Characterization and Degradation of Organic Pollutants (lump various topics here)
  • Natural Attenuation of Contaminants
  • Permeable Reactive Barrier
  • Biotransformation/Microbial Degradation (lump together)
  • Bio-Assessment and Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicological impact
  • Human Exposure

Management of ecosystems, environment and water resources:

  • Clean Technology
  • Ecosystems Management
  • Solid Waste Management Environmental Management
  • Water Resources Management
  • Watershed/ River Basin Management
  • Wastewater Discharge Management
  • Health Monitoring of structures.
  • Use of sensors

Assessments of the condition of ecosystems and environmental quality:

  • Air Quality Assessment
  • Ecosystems Assessment
  • Water Resources and Quality Assessment
  • Water Pollution and Water Quality Control
  • Health assessment in view of Environment al quality

Modelling and regional environmental assessments (includes Global Change):

  • Modeling
  • Energy Recovery
  • Environmental Process Simulation
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • GIS, Statistics, and Remote Sensing
  • Data Management and Statistics
  • Environmental Remote Sensing Applications
  • GIS for Environmental Assessment

Sustainability Education, Policy and Practices

  • Addressing sustainability agendas
  • government, corporate and community policy and practices.
  • Sustainability Education. Policy, Practice
  • On teaching and learning about human relations to the environment
  • raising CSR, community awareness of sustainability.
  • Conservation of time and money

Treatment/restoration of ecosystems, environment and water resources:

  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Hazardous Gas Biofiltration
  • Soil restoration/ Phytoremediation
  • Corrosion of reinforcement in RCC/PSC structures

Water and sewage treatment:

  • Wastewater and Sludge Treatment
  • Drinking Water treatment
  • Water Treatment and Reclamation
  • Industrial Wastewater treatment
  • Effluent Treatment (biological and chemical methods for water purification)
  • Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment

Authors will be notified of the selection results by email and will receive all technical information and presentation instructions prior to the Conference.

Submission procedure

Please note that you are asked to submit only ONE proposal of any kind to the CRCS 2014 conference. The deadline for submissions is 15th April 2014.

Individual Presenter (Approx 30 minutes paper)

You can submit a proposal to present an individual paper or give a workshop at CRCS 2014 under the open call for papers. Please submit through the online system by clicking on the Submit Online button below. You will be asked to create your own personal account before you will be able to upload your proposal. You can then return to the system at any time using your user name and password to edit your information and submission. Your proposal will normally be reviewed within two weeks.

If your proposal is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference. Upon payment of the registration fee your paper or workshop will be scheduled for presentation. If you wish your paper to be published in the conference proceedings, please ensure that a paper is uploaded through the online system by May 29th 2014.

Abstract Submission Process

Acceptance of Abstract: If your abstract is accepted by the review team and you pay the conference registration fee by the specified deadline, your submission will be scheduled in an appropriate session for oral or poster presentation at the conference.

Authors as Reviewers: A Reciprocal System

Our academic events would not be what they were without a commitment to ensuring adherence to international norms of abstract peer review. Aventis relies on a large number of international scholars from around the world to contribute to a shared vision of promoting and engaging in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue, and if you are taking part in an Aventis event, then that means you.

As all authors have had their work reviewed by at least two reviewers, in the spirit of reciprocity, similarly we ask that all accepted authors be prepared to review up to five abstracts over the lifespan of submissions to the conference.

You are under no obligation to participate in this reciprocal system, but if you are selected to review, and undertake this task of grading abstracts for the CRCS 2014 conference, then you will be credited in the 2014 programme, and obtain a certificate stating that you were a part of the conference review team.

Proceedings Submission Deadlines

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
April 15th 2014

Results of abstract reviews returned to authors:
April 29th 2014 (Usually within two weeks of submission)

Deadline for submission of full papers:
29th May 2014

Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters:
June 12th 2014 (Early Bird), July 25th 2014 (Normal rates)

CRCS Conference:
August 26th 2014

Final Paper Submission Process

If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation, you are encouraged to submit a full paper by May 29th 2014 for inclusion in the CRCS 2014 Online Conference Proceedings. The full article should be submitted in Word (NOT pdf). Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline (May 29th), having thoroughly read the paper for errors. If English is not your first language then this is especially important. To facilitate easier processing, reviewing, and publishing of all submissions, PLEASE follow this checklist:

  1. APA Style Sheet
  2. 12-point Times New Roman font
  3. Single-spacing throughout the document
  4. Double space (instead of indent
  5. to designate a new paragraph or section
  6. Top, bottom, and side margins no less than 7/8 of an inch or 2.2 cm
  7. Cover page that includes title, author's/authors' affiliation(s), contact information, and topic of the submission
  8. Title, authors and affiliations repeated at the beginning of the body of the paper
  9. Manuscript not to exceed 5000 words (excluding tables, figures and references)
    Manuscripts longer than 5,000 words will be returned for editing
  10. Graphs and visuals can be reproduced electronically

Authors are kindly invited to submit their research proposals (not more than 6 pages, extra pages are subject to surcharge) including results, tables, figures and references evaluated based on originality, research. All paper submissions will be double-blind reviewed and content, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability.

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Publication in Journal
All the selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology (IJRET), which will be submitted for indexing . The authors must send the copy right form to the journal authorities. For copy right form, log on to

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About Singapore

Singapore is located at one of the crossroads of the world. Its' strategic location has helped it grow into a major centre for trade, communications and tourism. Singapore is also one of the busiest seaports in the world, and has an airport served by more than 70 major airlines. Singapore cityscape looks magnificent, particularly at night when buildings are brilliantly lit.

Language and Religion

The four official languages in Singapore are Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is the most common official language and it is widely spoken and understood. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, and speak their mother tongue as well as English.


Enjoy the sunshine in Singapore. The island is warm and humid all year round, with temperature ranging from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius during the day. You can seek shelter in air-conditioning equipped shops, restaurants, hotels and office buildings all over the island if want to avoid the sun.

Travel Guide - VISA Requirements

Click here for the travellers' guide to help you plan your trip to Singapore. These are useful information that you should know before arriving or departing from Singapore, such as information on Visa requirements.

Accommodation & Conference Venue : 100 Orchard Road

Concorde Hotel Singapore
The conference will be held at in the heart of Singapore Shopping Belt, Orchard Road. Concorde Hotel, a 4 Stars International Hotel Chain located at

100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840 | Tel: +65 6733 8855 |

There are numerous hotels to choose from to satisfy each person’s individual requirements.  Find out more:

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Keynote Speakers
Professor Radhakrishna

Dr. Radhakrishna

Associate Dean- Department of Civil Engineering, R V College of Engineering, INDIA

Conference Program Committee

General Chair Prof. Dan Levin Ph.D, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania
Director (Academic Affairs) Graduate Programs Aventis School of Management

Program Chair Dr. Radhakrishna Associate Dean- Department of Civil Engineering, R V College of Engineering, INDIA

Program Committee Members

Professor N P Rajamane Head of Centre For Advanced Concrete Research (CACR)
Former Secretary, Indian Concrete Institute, Tamil Nadu Centre

Professor J.K. Dattatreya Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Siddaganga Institute of Technology
Formerly Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-SERCM Chennai

Dr. Patrick Chan Kheng Ping Professor, School of Business Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Foo Check Teck Professor & Honorary Chair of Competitive Strategy, School of Management University of St Andrews Scotland, UK

8:30 - 9:00 Registrations / Welcome Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 Keynote Address 1
9:30 - 10:00 Keynote Address 2
10:00 - 10:40 Plenary Sessions
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 3:00 Workshop Sessions
3:00 - 3:20 Coffee/Tea Break
3:20 - 6:00 Plenary Sessions
6:00 - 7:00
Network Dinner

8:30 - 9:00 Registrations / Welcome Breakfast
9:00 - 10:40 Plenary Sessions
10:40 - 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 12:00 Workshop Sessions
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 3:00 Workshop Sessions
3:00 - 3:20 Coffee/Tea Break
3:20 - 5:00 Plenary Sessions
5:00 - 5:30 Panel Discussion / Best Paper Award
5:30 - 7:00 City Tour (Optional)

All the selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology (IJRET).

Singapore Attractions
Important Dates
  • Abstract Submission Deadline:
    Extended till 10th May 2014
  • Author Notification:
    Extended till 20th May 2014
  • Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Deadline:
    29th May 2014
  • Early Bird Registration:
    12th Jun 2014
  • Final Registration Deadline:
    25th Jul 2014
  • Conference Dates:
    26th Aug 2014

Conference Enquiries:

Please contact us at:
100 Orchard Road, #04-100 Concorde Hotel
Singapore 238840
Tel: (65)67203333