23rd International Akademie Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

15 Jun - 16 Jun 2021, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

23rd International Akademie Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

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Overview

+++ ONLINE CONFERENCE +++

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius International AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water" has been the perfect platform for bringing together the regulatory, industrial and consulting communities. With the COVID-19 crisis, it has become difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to continue to learn from one another, we have decided to keep up our dialogue in the virtual space. We therefore cordially invite you to join this year’s Online Conference. Plenty exciting presentations are awaiting you! And they will all be accessible from the comfort of your home or your office, thus reducing travel on the one hand and increasing accessibility on the other hand. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Highlights

Regulatory issues

  • European Commission update on Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
  • EFSA’s development work in the environmental area
  • Harmonisation updates in the Northern, Central and Southern zones
  • FOCUS repair action
  • FOCUS degradation kinetics guidance
  • Higher tier approaches to drainflow
  • Update from Health Canada

Environmental fate

  • Plant uptake of neutral and ionizable substances
  • HardSPEC: Updates and current status

Exposure, risk assessment and mitigation

  • Monitoring of pesticides and indications for risk assessment
  • Update of the SETAC Spatially Distributed Leaching Modelling working group
  • Atmospheric entries and deposition of plant protection products by volatilization
  • Update on the SETAC DRAW arable crop drift database and its use
  • Landscape scale aquatic risk assessment
  • Mitigation of surface runoff pesticides with vegetative filter strips

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

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

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CEST. 

For further time zones, please view here.  

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Morning Session 10:45 – 13:15 CEST

Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chairs 

Christopher Leake, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Colin Brown, University of York, UK

Regulatory issues

EFSA’s development work in the environmental area in relation to guidance documents, scientific opinions and statements for risk assessment of plant protection products

Mark Egsmose, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Update on the developments of the 

  • FOCUS Degradation Kinetics Guidance
  • Guidance on Aged Sorption
  • Software tools for the Guidance on PEC soil

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

The ‘repaired’ EFSA FOCUS surface water scenario: Ready to be released

  • Current status of the software
  • Example calculations to demonstrate robustness of PECsw values
  • Worst-casedness of PECsed values

Paulien Adriaanse, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

Higher tier approaches to drainflow in the UK

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

Afternoon Session 14:15 – 16:30 CEST

Northern zone view, update 2021

Juhan Heinma, Agriculture and Food Board, Estonia

Environmental risk assessment in the Central zone – status quo and open points

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

Feedback from France on risk assessment in the Southern zone

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

Developments in environmental assessments in Canada – an update from the water modelling group at Heath Canada

John Westgate, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Canada

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Morning Session 10:50 – 13:15 CEST

Regulatory issues – part 2

Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 update and on-going activities

Mark Williams, European Commission, Belgium

Environmental fate

Plant uptake of neutral and ionizable substances

Stefan Trapp, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

HardSPEC: Updates and current status

  • Re-coding of the model into Matlab and analysis of model sensitivity and uncertainty
  • Resulting changes and "bug fixes"
  • Impact of the changes on PEC's for the standard compounds in each scenario
  • Current status: Updated version of spreadsheet; future Matlab version 

John Hollis, UK, and Carmel Ramwell, Fera Science, UK

Exposure, risk assessment and risk mitigation

Monitoring of pesticides in small streams in the German agricultural landscape – indications for risk assessment

  • Results of the pilot study “Kleingewässermonitoring”
  • UBA perspective
  • Possible reasons for the high number of exceedances
  • Consequences for plant protection products regulation

Kristina Hitzfeld, German Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

Update of the SETAC SDLM  working group – an initiative to develop a harmonised framework for spatially distributed leaching modelling of pesticides

  • Structure of SETAC working group
  • Regulatory aspects
  • Input data (spatial/temporal)
  • Modelling requirements

Anton Poot, Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

Afternoon Session 14:15 – 16:45 CEST

Atmospheric entries and deposition of plant protection products by volatilization: Challenges, risk mitigation measures and other possible solutions

  • Current situation in Germany
  • Situation in selected other countries
  • Spray drift, deposition, dust drift
  • Summary of actions and possible actions

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

Update on the SETAC DRAW arable crop drift database and its use to calibrate and validate a new arable crop drift model, including an overview of a new tiered approach to arable crop drift risk assessment

Andrew Chapple, Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Landscape scale aquatic risk assessment

  • Integrated risk assessment from agronomic practices to ecological effects
  • Increasing the level of realism using a modelling approach
  • How to assess the aquatic risk and which endpoints could be used?

Louise Wipfler, Wageningen UR, The Netherlands

Mitigation of surface runoff pesticides with vegetative filter strips in long-term exposure assessments: Mechanistic analysis with VFSMOD

  • Surface pesticides
  • Mitigation
  • Long-term exposure assessments
  • Risk analysis and modelling

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena, University of Florida, USA

End of the online 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 mainly in the area of surface waters. She has been a member of the EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues since 2015. Since September 2019 she has been a member of the EFSA WG on the Revision of the EFSA Guidance on the risk assessment for bees.

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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 Senior Research Fellow, working in the Crop Science Division of Bayer 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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Egsmose

Mark Egsmose

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Mark Egsmose is a Senior Scientific Officer in EFSA's Pesticides Peer Review Unit. He is actively involved in the revision of existing and development of new EU Guidance for Plant Protection Products in the environmental area.

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Farama

Emilie Farama

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

Emilie Farama has been the Deputy Head of the Ecotoxicology and E-Fate Risk Assessment Unit for Pesticides and Fertilisers at ANSES since 2018. She joined ANSES in 2006 as an Environmental Fate and Behaviour Risk Assessor for active substances and plant protection products.

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Heinma

Juhan Heinma

Agriculture and Food Board, Estonia

Juhan Heinma is a Biologist and a Chief Specialist of the Plant Protection and Fertilizers Department at the Agriculture and Food Board in Estonia.

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Hingston

James Hingston

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

James Hingston leads a team of 20 regulatory environmental fate specialists at the Chemicals Regulation Division, part of the UK Health and Safety Executive. CRD is the national regulator for the whole of the UK, on behalf of the UK government and the devolved administrations, with responsibility for pesticides, biocides, detergents and general chemicals under REACH.

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Hitzfeld

Kristina Hitzfeld

German Environment Agency (UBA), Germany

Kristina L. Hitzfeld is a Chemist with interest in environmental monitoring and analytical methods. She works in the Unit of Plant Protection Products at the German Environment Agency (UBA).

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Hollis

John Hollis

John Hollis is a soil scientist with over 50 years' experience of soil survey, research and consultancy relating to soil & water resources and the environmental fate of agrochemicals. After leaving the Soil Systems Group of the NSRI at Cranfield University in 2006, he worked as an independent consultant but is now fully retired. He was secretary of the original FOCUS Surface Water Scenarios working group.

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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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Muñoz-Carpena

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena

University of Florida, USA

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena is a Full Professor in Hydrology and Water Quality at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida. He focuses on integrated environmental modelling and pesticide risk mitigation with vegetative filter strips with his model VFSMOD.

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Peters

Anna Peters

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

Anna Peters is a Chemist and has been working as a Scientist in the Department of Plant Protection Products (PPP) at the German BVL since 2019.

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Poot

Anton Poot

Ctgb - Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides, The Netherlands

Anton Poot is a Geochemist and Environmental Scientist and has been working in the field of modelling and monitoring groundwater at both governmental and contract research organisations. He has been employed as Environmental Risk Assesssor at Ctgb for the past 9 years.

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Carmel Ramwell

Fera Science, UK

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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Trapp

Stefan Trapp

Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark

Stefan Trapp is a Professor for Environmental Chemistry and is working in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby. His research interests are chemical risk assessment (REACH), environmental biotechnology (phytoremediation), impact assessment (contaminated sites) and water pollution.

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John N. Westgate

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

John N. Westgate is an Environmental Chemist who joined the Environmental Assessment Directorate of Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency in 2017. As a member of the Environmental Exposure Modelling section, he employs numerical models to estimate pesticide concentrations in environmental media and potential sources of drinking water. He is currently exploring the integration of a model for Vegetative Filter Strips into the existing Canadian framework.

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Williams

Mark Williams

European Commission, Belgium

Mark Williams has a background in biochemistry and biomedicine and is a Policy Officer in the Pesticides and Biocides Unit at DG SANTE. Mark is working primarily on the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, focussed on topics related to the approval of active substances and the decision making process for new substances, renewal of approval and confirmatory information. In addition, Mark works on the development of new legislation and guidance, including most recently the new implementing rules for renewal of approval and the guidance on emergency authorisations. He is also involved in various activities related to groundwater and drinking water, and is responsible for the implementation of the Plant Protection Products Application Management System (PPPAMS). Before joining the Commission in 2015 he worked at the Health and Safety Executive in the UK.

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Wipfler

Louise Wipfler

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Louise Wipfler is a Researcher Environmental Fate at Wageningen Environmental Research. She is project leader of research projects on environmental risk assessment with a focus on exposure assessment and program manager for the policy supporting research on PPP environmental risk assessment. She is also part of the management team of the collaborative project on landscape scale risk assessment which is conducted together with Bayer.

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Venue

Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH
This conference is going to be held online.
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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  •     Participation in the Online Conference
  •     Conference documentation (available after the conference via download from our website)
  •     Certificate of attendance


Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group reductions

For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).

Event Documentation

Would you have liked to attend this online live conference, but cannot spare the time?

For the price of € 295.00 plus VAT you can order a complete set of event documentation. A few days after the online conference you will receive the access data for the restricted download section of our website. There you will find all the latest versions of the presentations (subject to the approval of our speakers) as pdf-files in colour and in digital form.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to infoakademie-fresenius.de

 


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