P RCN and SPA Events
The 5-year P RCN meets annually. In odd years, P RCN and SPA meet in Washington DC with a focus on stakeholder engagement; in even years, P RCN meets in Phoenix for research working group meetings.
2017 P RCN and SPA workshop
P RCN scientists and SPA representatives will meet to synthesize the science and solution-based outcomes from the P RCN working groups and engage relevant policy-makers, legislators, and stakeholders.
Global P Events
10th Phosphates International Conference and Exhibition
Phosphates 2017 brings together experts and decision makers from the key players within the fertilizer, industrial and feed phosphate industries to meet and debate the key issues that influence dynamics that shape the global markets.
Now firmly established as the premier annual event for the global phosphate industry. CRU are delighted to announce details for the 10th Phosphates International Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Tampa, Florida, USA from 13-15 March 2017.
The P RCN and SPA work collaboratively with the European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP). Below you can see a feed of their current postings of P events world-wide.
Archived Event Notes
Previous Event notes and minutes are archived here for easy access.
Closing the Human Phosphorus Cycle
Arlington, VA—Jun, 08-Jun, 09
ASU professor and Sustainable P Initiative director Jim Elser co-led a National Science Foundation workshop to identify research priorities for P sustainability in the field of chemistry as part of NSF’s Food, Energy, Water (FEW) program. Download the report, “Closing the Human Phosphorus Cycle”, here.
Phosphorus Sustainability Research Coordination Network (P RCN)
Washington, D.C.—May, 18-May, 21
The five-year RCN, which started in January 2013, aims to bring together some of the world’s top scientists, engineers, and technical experts to spark an interdisciplinary synthesis of data, perspectives, and understanding about phosphorus (P) to envision solutions for P sustainability (see: sustainableP.asu.edu).
2014 P RCN Research Workshop
Phoenix, AZ—Jan, 06-Jan, 10
At the 2014 workshop, the main goals were to identify tasks within the four working groups, including their associated deadlines, and to start work on those tasks. By the end of the workshop, each group had written a summary to describe their work for the next 6 months and beyond.
2013 P RCN Kick Off Meeting
Washington DC—May, 14-May, 16
At the workshop, the main task was to gather stakeholders and core participants in order to discuss, define, and form focused working groups around the two themes: increasing the efficiency of P use in food production and developing robust P recycling pathways.