21st International Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water"

25 Jun - 26 Jun 2019, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

21st International Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water"

Overview Programme Speakers Venue Prices & Services

Overview

Highlights

Regulatory issues 

  • Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 update from the European Commission
  • Risk assessment in the Southern zone
  • View from the Central zone
  • Updates on the Northern zone Guidance Document
  • Guidance for aged sorption of pesticides in soil
  • The new EFSA PEC soil guidance
  • EFSA Repair action of the FOCUS surface water scenarios
  • FOCUS Degradation Kinetics Guidance Document

Environmental fate 

  • Modelling in catchments of the Rhine basin
  • Integrated modelling of pesticide fate in agricultural landscapes
  • Environmental fate in ecological risk assessment in Canada

Exposure, risk assessment and mitigation

  • Aquatic exposure assessment of pesticides in Latin America
  • Evaluation of the Dutch crop protection policy
  • Groundwater monitoring in Germany
  • European regulatory network on pesticide groundwater monitoring 
  • Strategies for derivation of drift profiles
  • Coupling pesticide fate and effect models: Challenges for the fate modelling community

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and scientists in the field of:

  • Environmental behaviour
  • Field inspection
  • Research & development
  • Legal & regulatory affairs
  • Registration
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Exposure & risk assessment
  • Monitoring & computer modelling

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Research institutes from the area of agriculture, soil, hydrology and air
  • Authorities (agricultural inspection offices, registration and control authorities)
  • Water supply enterprises
  • Professional associations

Programme

Get-Together on Monday, 24 June 2019

Will you arrive on Monday? Come to the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and speakers in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Welcoming speech by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair

Christopher Leake, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Regulatory issues

9.40 Risk assessment in the Southern Zone – an update view from France

Arnaud Boivin, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

10.00 View from the Central zone – status quo and still open points

Joachim Dayteg, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

10.20 Small status updates in the Northern Zone Guidance Document

Cathrine Skaar Hoel, Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet), Norway

10.30 Panel discussion

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Latest developments on the guidance for aged sorption of pesticides in soil

  • Revision of the guidance in response to the EFSA Opinion
  • Worked examples
  • Way forward

Sabine Beulke, Enviresearch, UK

11.50 The new EFSA PEC soil guidance – software tools

  • The new PERSAM software
  • Updates of PEARL and PELMO
  • Combining the new software tools in the tiered approach

Michael Stemmer, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

12.10 Update on the EFSA Repair action of the FOCUS surface water scenarios

  • Revised application timing, hydrologic responses, concentrations in runoff/drainage fluxes and in FOCUS ditches and streams
  • Robustness of the selected percentile PECSW for the 20 year simulation period
  • User friendliness (processing times, new SWASH)

Paulien Adriaanse, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

12.30 Update of the FOCUS Degradation Kinetics Guidance Document

  • Final proposals from the project team
  • Major changes and worked examples
  • Recent experiences with the OECD 106 checklist and tool

James Hingston, UK Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK

12.50 Panel discussion

13.30 Lunch

Environmentale fate

Chair: Harry Vereecken, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

15.00 New insights about pesticide exposure through measuring and modelling in catchments of the Rhine basin 

Christian Stamm, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Switzerland

15.20 Integrated modelling of pesticide fate in agricultural landscapes

Marc Voltz, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France

15.40 Panel discussion

16.10 Coffee break

16.40 Environmental fate in ecological risk assessment

  • Water modelling and environmental monitoring
  • Vegetative filter strip
  • Spray buffer zones

Tim MacDonald, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Canada

17.00 Update on aquatic exposure assessment of pesticides in Latin America (including Andean community countries CO, PE, EC, BO)

Bernhard Jene, BASF, Germany

17.20 Panel discussion

18.00 End of the first conference day

18.45 Departure time for the evening event

After the first conference day Akademie Fresenius would like to invite you to a leisurely evening in the Sparkling Wine Cellar Kupferberg and the Kupferberg terrace high above the city of Mainz. You have the opportunity of better getting to know other participants you met during the day over a relaxed sparkling wine tasting and meal.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Exposure, risk assessment and risk mitigation

8.30 Welcoming speech by the Chair

Colin Brown, University of York, UK

8.40 The mid term evaluation of the Dutch crop protection policy (2013-2023) – results such as measures, trends in monitoring, calculations and other results

Aaldrik Tiktak, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands

9.10 The mid term evaluation of the Dutch crop protection policy (2013-2023) – monitoring for evaluation purposes in a specific monitoring network for plant protection products

  • How does the monitoring take place?
  • Plausible relations between the use of pesticides and the exceedances of WFD water quality standards
  • Analytical aspect of monitoring 

Dennis Kalf, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands

9.30 Panel discussion

10.00 Coffee break

Chair: Chris Leake

10.30 Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 update

Karin Nienstedt, European Commission, Belgium

11.00 Questions and answers

11.10 Coupling pesticide fate and effect models: Challenges for the fate modelling community

  • COMPASS: An example of integrated fate and effect modelling 
  • Fate outputs needed to drive effect models, temporally and spatially explicit fate predictions
  • Effect modelling and how to meet the exposure part

Colin Brown, University of York, UK and Roman Ashauer, Syngenta, Switzerland

11.40 Panel discussion

12.00 Lunch 

Chair: Colin Brown

13.10 European regulatory network on pesticide groundwater monitoring 

  • Current activities of the workgroup
  • The expected outcome
  • Some reflections on how the task may be continued once the work within the workgroup is finished

Igor Kondzielski, Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute, Poland 

13.30 Current challenges in groundwater monitoring in Germany

Wiebke Tüting, German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

13.50 Strategies for derivation of drift profiles based upon statistical modelling techniques – managing complexity and diversity for regulatory refinement

Andrew Chapple, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

14.10 Panel discussion

14.40 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Adriaanse

Paulien Adriaanse

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Paulien Adriaanse is a Senior Scientist at Wageningen University & Research. She works on environmental fate and exposure modelling of pesticides in surface waters, mainly in regulatory context. She has been a member of the EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues since 2015.

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Mats Allmyr

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

Mats Allmyr at the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) is part of the secretariat of the Plant Protection Council in Sweden. He was previously involved in the regulatory process and the evaluation of environmental fate assessments of plant protection products for registration in Sweden and the Northern EU zone. He is now involved in facilitating the dialogue and exchange of information between stakeholders and authorities in Sweden with a broad focus on forward planning on needs, availability and long term-term sustainability of plant protection methods for the Swedish agriculture.

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Ashauer

Roman Ashauer

Syngenta, Switzerland

Roman Ashauer is an Environmental Scientist, specialising in ecotoxicology and environmental modelling, and has been working as Senior Scientist Eco-modelling at Syngenta in Basel since this year. In 2007 he started with Eawag in Switzerland and joined the University of York in 2013 where he led a research group until 2018.

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Beulke

Sabine Beulke

Enviresearch, UK

Sabine Beulke is a Risk Assessor at Enviresearch with expertise in the environmental fate of chemicals, regulatory risk assessment for pesticides and modelling. She previously worked for Cranfield University and Fera Science. She has been actively involved in the development of regulatory recommendations, including guidance on aged sorption, on behalf of the UK CRD.

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Boivin

Arnaud Boivin

French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

Arnaud Boivin is the Head of the Ecotoxicology and E-Fate Risk Assessment Unit for pesticides and fertilisers at ANSES. He joined ANSES in 2007 and he also used to work for INRA and USDA/ARS.

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Brown

Colin Brown

University of York, UK

Colin Brown is a Professor in Environmental Science at the University of York/UK. He has more than 20 years experience of research into the fate and effects of organic contaminants in the environment.

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Andrew Chapple

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Andrew Chapple is a Bayer Research Fellow, working in the Crop Science Division of Bayer AG in Monheim, Germany, in the area of environmental exposure modelling with especial reference to spray and dust drift.

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Dayteg

Joachim Dayteg

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

Joachim Dayteg joined the Institute for Plant Protection Products of AGES Vienna in 2008 as an Environmental Fate and Behaviour Risk Assessor. He is the initiator of the harmonisation efforts in fate and behaviour in the Central zone.

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Hingston

James Hingston

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK

James Hingston leads a team of 20 regulatory environmental fate specialists at the UK competent authority with responsibility for pesticides, biocides, detergents and general chemicals (Chemicals Regulation Division, part of the UK Health and Safety Executive).

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Jene

Bernhard Jene

BASF, Germany

Bernhard Jene is an Environmental Scientist at BASF in Limburgerhof with a PhD in soil physics. He has more than 20 years of experience in the area of environmental fate and exposure modelling of pesticides.

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Kalf

Dennis Kalf

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands

Dennis Kalf is Senior Advisor Specialist Water Quality and Pesticides at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in The Hague. He works with the government for more than 25 years and has many years of experience in the field of monitoring and water quality with the focus on pesticides.

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Kondzielski

Igor Kondzielski

Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute, Poland

Leake

Christopher Leake

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Christopher Leake is an Environmental Safety Manager at Bayer Crop Science Division responsible for the areas of environmental fate, ecotoxicology and risk assessment. He has over 30 years of experience in this area.

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MacDonald

Tim MacDonald

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Canada

Tim MacDonald is an Environmental Scientist and joined the Environmental Assessment Directorate of Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency in 2010 where he is a Section Head responsible for managing a group of evaluators who do environmental risk assessment for chemicals under re-evaluation.

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Nienstedt

Karin Nienstedt

European Commission, Belgium

Karin Nienstedt works for the European Commission, in the DG for Health and Food Safety, Unit Pesticides and Biocides. She is Head of the Sector Pesticides - placing on the market. Her background is in biology and crop protection. Previously she worked as Scientific Officer for EFSA’s PPR Panel and as Group Leader in a GLP certified contract laboratory and consultancy.

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Cathrine Skaar Hoel

Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet), Norway

Cathrine Skaar Hoel is an Adviser at the Norwegian Food Safety Authority in the National National Approvals Department. She is working on risk assessment and is part of the environmental fate and behaviour group.

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Stamm

Christian Stamm

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Switzerland

Christian Stamm is a Biologist and the Deputy Head of the Environmental Chemistry Department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). He has been working for the EAWAG since 2002.

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Michael Stemmer

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

Michael Stemmer started to work at the Austrian AGES in 2005 as an Environmental Risk Evaluator for the use of pesticides.

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Tiktak

Aaldrik Tiktak

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands

Aaldrik Tiktak is working as a Senior Researcher Soil and Water at the Netherlands PBL Environmental Assessment Agency in Bilthoven and is member of the EFSA PPR Panel. He is involved in policy evaluation and environmental risk assessment of pesticides.

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Tüting

Wiebke Tüting

German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Wiebke Tüting has been working as a Scientist in the Department of PPP at the German BVL since 2007. She is responsible for post-registration monitoring and risk management issues in the authorisation procedure of PPP. One of her main tasks is to develop risk mitigation measures for groundwater protection.

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Vereecken

Harry Vereecken

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Harry Vereecken is a Professor and the Director of the Institute Agrosphere within the Department of Bio- and Geosciences at the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

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Marc Voltz

INRA French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France

Marc Voltz has been working as Research Director at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) in Montpellier. He used to be head of the Laboratory for the Study of Soil-Agrosystem-Hydrosystem interactions (LISAH), a research unit under INRA, IRD and SupAgro, and then was leader of the air, water and soil research topic at the Environment and Agronomy Division at INRA. Marc is also an Adjunct Professor in Soil Hydrology at SupAgro.

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Venue

Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0
E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de
www.atrium-mainz.de

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 25 June 2019

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

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