1st CALL FOR PAPERS FORUM 2001(DRAFT-3)
6th INTERNATIONAL HCH AND PESTICIDES FORUM
ORGANISED BY THE PLANT PROTECTION INSTITUTE, POLAND IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE IHPA
The Polish Plant Protection Institute (PPI) affiliated to the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Food Economy together with the International HCH and Pesticides Association (IHPA) is organising the 6th International HCH and Pesticides Forum at the PPI's Conference Centre in Poznan on 13-15 March 2001.
The International HCH and Pesticides Forum is a technical forum, open for discussions and interactions among the pesticides manufacturing industry, international, national and regional authorities, NGOs, Research and Development Institutes, contractors, consultants and other knowledgeable and interested parties. The aim of the Forum is to find technical solutions to the problems arising from the production and application of pesticides.
Main Forum 2001 objective:
This forum focuses on the problems of obsolete pesticides problems: the scientific and practical solutions.
Pollution from pesticides may occur in different forms:
At former production sites, in their immediate surroundings and at present and former stock piles as hazardous waste and obsolete waste all over the world, and in soil, groundwater, surface water and riverbed contaminations. Diffuse soil problems due to application in the agriculture have caused immense problems, which have to be tackled. Groundwater problems, especially generated from waste and soil contamination, generating groundwater pollution and creating a threat to drinking water supply, have become more and more to be seen as international environmental priorities of the first order. In agriculture high emphasise has been put on better application on pesticides by means of e.g. Integrated Pest Management and Progressive Pest Management within the framework of obtaining sustainable agriculture. Due to better praxis the occurrence of future obsolete pesticides should be avoided.
Proposed topics of the 6th Forum are:
· Obsolete, unwanted pesticides and problems in contaminated land and water resources
· National inventories with focus on Central and Eastern European States*
· World-wide inventories*
· International organisations - Positions and opinions
· Risk assessment tools
· Research and development of innovative and cost-effective solutions
· Sustainable development, preventive measures and future strategies
· Results, case studies and field experiences
· Site visits
· Workshop on "concerted actions"
*In order to obtain inventories of the various countries, papers should include sufficient information about locations of production sites, storage sites, contaminated sites expected amounts of waste and soil contamination at these locations. Further recommendations and suggestions which actions have to be undertaken to complete data for necessary inventories and/or necessary actions to be taken.
At this stage 2 special sponsored sessions have been arranged by the IHOBE, S.A. of the Basque Country and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which deal with special problems and achievements of Basque Country and Norway.
Requirements to applicants
PPI and IHPA hereby call for papers for the Forum 2001.
Authors to selected abstracts will be offered an oral presentation or a poster presentation at the Forum, and the final detailed paper/poster submitted will be included in the Forum Book. The Forum offers a unique possibility, also for authors who are not able to find financial support for their participation, to be included in the Forum Book. Final versions of selected papers from these authors will be included in the Forum Book.
Individuals and/or organisations interested in presenting a paper/poster (oral and/or as a contribution to the Forum Book) are requested to submit the following information related to any of the topics listed above:
An abstract of preferably 1 page (A4) and a maximum two (2) pages (A4) in the English should be forwarded by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively on 3.5 floppy. Abstracts should include a short summary of objectives, methods and results. Further should be included the title of the presentation, presenters name, title, affiliation, address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail.
The following formats are acceptable for the abstracts:
· Word 97
· Power Point 97
· Text Format
Please note that the Forum 2001 is not able to support selected speakers travel and accommodation costs. Individuals and/or organisations are therefore requested to arrange their own financial support. Forum Fee will be waived for speakers and those presenting posters.
Abstracts must be received no later than May 1st, 2000
Abstracts should be sent to: Mr. John Vijgen, Elmevej 14, DK-2840 Holte, Phone +45 4541 0321, Fax +45 4541 0904, e-mail: email@example.com
It is advised to check up eventual changes and new announcements, at the respective homepages of PPI and IHPA.
Procedures and time schedule
After the closing date the Scientific Committee will evaluate all abstracts. Within10 weeks after applicants will receive the result of the evaluation.
Directly afterwards the preparation of the Forum book will start. All persons selected for speeches, poster and poster presentations, as well as those persons, that wish their contribution to be included in the Forum Book, are obliged to submit a full detailed paper within 8 weeks after the receipt of the evaluation. The Book will be handed over to all participants and authors at the Forum.
Questions relating to the organisational aspects should be directed towards the general Forum co-ordinator Mr. Stanislaw Stobiecki at PPI, Sosnicowice Branch, phone +48 32 238 7584, fax +48 32 238 7503, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
200 US$ excluding accommodation and subsistence
This message is only meant to address concerned and interested parties. If you are not interested in this forum, please return a short message and we will delete you from our database!
If you know other persons, who are interested we would be glad if you could forward this message and send us a copy of the address of the concerned person.
Dr. J. Büsing, European Commission
Mr. Vicente Galván, Own Decision
Prof. Dr. Stefan Pruszynski, Plant Protection Institute
Mr. Ignacio Quintana, IHOBE, S.A.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Wim H. Rulkens, Wageningen University
Prof. Dr. Konstantin Terytze, Umweltbundesamt Germany
Ms. A. Tchecknavorian, UNDP - Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS countries
Mr. Leon Urlings, SGS Ecocare
Mr. John Vijgen, International HCH & Pesticides Association
Mr. Alemayehu Wodageneh, FAO
National Host Committee:
Ministry of Environment of Poland
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland
Province Sejm Marshal Office of Poznan
We are happy to announce that at the present stage, the 6th Forum is financially supported by the following organisations. In IHPA's and PPI 's homepages you can find links to the homepages of the below mentioned organisations:
ATM, The Netherlands
ECPA, European Crop Protection Association
European Commission, Directorate Environment
Hochtief Umwelt, Germany
IHOBE, S.A., Basque Country
Ministry of Environment of Finland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Provincie Overijssel, The Netherlands
Shanks International, United Kingdom
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC
Co-operating Organisations and Links
An overview of all co-operating organisations and links, one can find in IHPA's and the two PPI homepages in Poznan and the Sosnicowice Branch .
Please note that this information has expired.