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Workshop on the Prevention of Water Pollution due to Pipeline Accidents

8 - 9 June 2005

Berlin, Germany

The workshop was held back to back with the Eighth meeting of the Joint Expert Group meeting in Yerevan.

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Information notice
(CP.TEIA/2005/1 MP.WAT/WG.1/2005/1)

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Provisional programme
(CP.TEIA/2005/2 MP.WAT/WG.1/2005/2)

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Report
(CP.TEIA/2005/3 MP.WAT/WG.1/2005/3)

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Section I: Setting the scene

 

UNECE multilateral environmental agreements and pipeline safety - Mr. Sergiusz Ludwiczak, Secretary of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents and Mr. Rainer Enderlein, Secretary of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes

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Overview of pipelines in Europe: advantages and disadvantages - Mr. Georgios A. Papadakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece

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Lessons learned from 30 years of spillage incidents from cross-country oil pipelines - Mr. Jean-Francois Larive, Technical Coordinator, CONCAWE

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Overview of pipelines in North America: advantages and disadvantages, risk reduction - Ms. Christina van Egmond, Team Leader, Construction Compliance Operations, National Energy Board, Canada

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Pipeline network in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia - Mr. Sergey Mokrousov, Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, Russian Federation

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Overview of the pipeline network in Germany - Mr. Manfred Muller, General Manager, Rhein-Main Rohrleitungstransportgesellschaft, Germany

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Pipeline safety A Georgian perspective - Mr. Zurab Tavartkiladze, Ministry of Environment, Georgia

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Safety aspects of transboundary pipeline operation - Mr. Pim van der Maas, Managing Director, N.V. Rotterdam-Rijn Pijpleiding Mij., Netherlands

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Section II: Technical and organizational measures for pipeline safety

  

Safety and integrity of pipelines: concepts and measures - Ms. Christiane Kuhl, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany

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Transboundary safety aspects: experiences in Serbia, Croatia and Romania - Ms. Marie Komarkova, Mr. Jakub Kanta and Mr. Petr Motejl, DEKONTA, Czech Republic

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Leak detection systems - Mr. Ted Smorenburg, SABIC, Netherlands

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Inspection and rehabilitation of pipelines - Mr. Rainer Leipnitz, TuV Sud, General Manager for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, Germany

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Session III: Emergency response and cooperation

  

Transboundary emergency response action plan for the MERO pipeline - Mr. Bernd Zaayenga, Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Germany and Mr. Petr Kovac, MERO pipeline, Czech Republic

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Pipeline safety systems and emergency response in Azerbaijan - Mr. Aligejdar Shakhmarov, Director, Emergency Response Centre, Azerbaijan

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Session IV: Legal and regulatory approaches

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Activities at EU level on the control of major-accident hazards arising from pipelines conveying dangerous substances - Mr. Tobias Biermann, European Commission, DG Environment

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International standards and recommended practices for the safety and environmental integrity level of international oil pipeline systems - Mr. Lars Bangert, Head of Unit "Pipeline Systems", ILF Consulting Engineers, Germany

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Concluding session:

 

Presentation of the draft safety guidelines/good practices for pipelines - Mr. Gerhard Winkelmann-Oei, Co-Chairman of the Joint ad hoc Expert Group on Water and Industrial Accidents, German Federal Environmental Agency

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Discussion on the draft safety guidelines/good practices
Discussion leader: Mr. Walter Reinhard, Member of the National Pipeline Committee, Darmstadt, District Council, Germany

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