The goal of this session is to provide a forum for scientific and technical exchanges for researchers to discuss recent advances in sensing and analytical methodologies for assessing concentration, fate, transport, potential exposure and distribution of emerging contaminants (ECs). The health and environmental impacts of ECs such as pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, personal care products, and per/poly-fluorinated substances (PFAS) have been widely recognized. Yet, the large-scale analysis of these compounds is difficult due to a lack of low cost field-deployable techniques. The session will feature recent scientific and technological advances on the development of modern sensing and analytical technologies to ensure a healthy, safe and sustainable environment in the following areas: (1) low cost sensors and biosensors for low cost detection of ECs; (2) analytical methodologies for real time in situ monitoring of ECs; (3) nanotechnologies, materials and methods for site decontamination; (4) analytical testing needs and strategies to enhance decision-making capabilities and determine the real-time effectiveness of intervention strategies and compliance with environmental monitoring and treatment. Special emphasis will be aimed at the translational aspects of these technologies for field monitoring, commercialization and the regulatory aspects of novel technology in the environmental sector.