Chemistry is helping us to face the challenges of food and water security, as well as to develop ways to use materials sustainably.
Our Key Activities
Our work in agriculture looks at how chemistry, in partnership with other sciences, can contribute to food security.
Our work in sustainable products investigates closing the loop, from sustainable supply of critical raw elements to recycling component parts.
We aim to raise awareness and support research into water through various policy activities, public activities and other events.
A list of RSC policy documents and reports relevant to the Resource Efficiency roadmap area
Conferences & Events
Edinburgh International Conference Centre,
28 July 2013 09:00 - 03 August 2013 17:00
RSC BMCS & AgriNet Agriscience Symposium: Biological and Chemical Approaches Towards Combating Resistance in Agriculture
26 September 2013 09:00 17:00
University of Greenwich,
01 September 2013 - 05 September 2013
04 November 2013 12:00 - 06 November 2013 13:10
Discover a wealth of periodic table resources from the RSC, periodic table videos, news, games and podcasts
An engaging way for students to participate in International Year of Chemistry [External Site]
Prizes and Awards
For the contributions of chemical science to sustainable water
For the design, development or implementation of novel chemical products or processes with the potential to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances
To recognise original and independent contributions to Materials Chemistry
Promotes the study and dissemination of all aspects of inorganic chemistry concerned with the chemistry of the elements and their compounds.
The Materials Chemistry Division (MCD) was born in 1993 at the first International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC1) in Aberdeen.
ESED is open to all members of the RSC as a society wide grouping to represent environmental and related activities.
The Agriculture Sector organises meetings and conferences, which provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas in areas of interest to members.
Find out more about the Environmental Chemistry Group
Founded in 2008 for the express purpose of providing a forum for scientists to share information regarding the use of environmental forensics
The WSF focuses on the application of chemical sciences in water treatment, disposal of wastewater and the impact of these activities on the environment
Find out more about the Toxicology Group
The home of cutting-edge research on the development of alternative sustainable technologies
The international journal for inorganic, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry
An international journal to further the chemical sciences
Join the group on MyRSC and participate in the discussion [External Site]
Materials KTN helps with innovative ideas by connecting people with research providers, information sources and providers of research funding [External Site]
A Knowledge Transfer network at the forefront of the chemistry-using industries [External Site]
R M Harrison
This comprehensive volume examines the environmental impact made by agriculture in the 21st Century, looking forward to the future with the lessons of the past.
R E Hester
In this book, a group of experts contribute articles covering a wide range of topics relevant to sustainable water.