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Seminar on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Sandoz accident

8 - 9 November 2011

Bonn (Germany)

The seminar was organized under the leadership of the Government of Germany, with the support of the UNECE secretariat of the Industrial Accidents and Water Conventions.

The objective of the seminar was to reflect on the work carried out and progress achieved in the area of prevention of accidental water pollution in the UNECE region. It also allowed for examining existing deficits in prevention of water pollution by chemical substances, and for formulating the way forward to address the deficiencies.

In addition, the seminar reflected on the results presented by the Joint Expert Group with regard to checklist/methodology for harmonized contingency planning for accidents with potential impacts on transboundary watercourses.

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Provisional AgendaPDFPDF
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Presentation Title ENG RUS
Setting the scene,
Mr. Hans-Peter Luehr, HPL-Environment-Consult Ltd., Berlin, Germany
Activities of the ICPR after the Sandoz accident,
Mr. Ben van de Wetering, Secretary of the ICPR, Germany
Case study of the tanker accident near Loreley Rock in January 2011,
Mr. Martin Mauermann, Head of the shipping authority in Bingen, Germany
Could “Sandoz accident” happen again in Germany,
Mr. Wolfram Willand, Regional Council Freiburg, Germany
Experience in the accident prevention and control with the focus on the lessons learned from the major past accidents in the Danube River Basin,
Ms. Mihaela Popovici and Mr. Igor Liska, ICPDR
Experience of the Chu Talas Commission,
Mr. Ilyas Kazykeev, Head of the Taravodhoz, Kazakhstan
Presentation on the progress achieved and existing deficits in Amur River Basin,
Mr. Alexander Moskalenko GCE Group
The view of the progress achieved and existing deficits in protecting the international watercourses from pollution by chemical substances from the industry perspective,
Mr. Gerhard Zimmer, Cefic European Chemical Industry Council
The view of the progress achieved and existing deficits in protecting the international watercourses from pollution by chemical substances from the NGO perspective in
Ms. Nino Shavgulidze, Caucasian Environmental NGO Network (CENN)
Anticipating harm: How to cope with risks and uncertainty in a complex world,
Mr. Ortwin Renn, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Threshold: criteria and philosophy for setting the thresholds value for water pollution,
Mr. Gerhard Winkelmann-Oei, Federal Agency for Environment, Germany
Flow time model: presentation on the ALAMO float time model used at the Elbe River,
Mr. Stephan Mai, German Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
Early warning systems: on-line monitoring and alert systems,
Mr. Peter Stoks, Director of Dutch Rhine Water Works (RIWA), the Netherlands
Differences in the Eastern and Western approach to the risk management,
Mr. Alexei Isakov, GCE Group
Outline and issues identified by the Joint Expert Group for the methodology for contingency planning and crisis management in the context of transboundary waters,
Mr. Francisc Senzaconi and Mr. Peter Kovacs, Co-chairs of the Joint Expert Group