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 in 2022 assuming that COVID 19 has abated and will allow in-person meetings to be arranged.

A series of nine virtual EFAIG meetings were held from July 31, 2020 to March 11, 2021 and a review of the meetings can be viewed by accessing the following file:


A slide video of the meetings is also available, unlisted, on YouTube, and is available on request by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The EFASIG meeting organising group

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