22nd International Akademie Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water"

16 Jun - 17 Jun 2020, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

22nd International Akademie Fresenius AGRO Conference "Behaviour of Pesticides in Air, Soil and Water"

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Sabine Mummenbrauer

Programme and conceptual design


Regulatory issues

  • Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 update
  • EFSA update on the developments of EU guidance in the fate area
  • Update on harmonisation work in the zones
  • Update on pesticide regulation and developments in environmental assessments in Canada

Environmental fate

  • Field dissipation studies and derivation of suitable endpoints for risk assessment
  • Plant uptake
  • Comparison of EPA and ECHA Guidance on characterisation of non-extractable residues (NER) in degradation assessment

Exposure, risk assessment and risk mitigation

  • Risk assessment measures aimed at preventing pesticide contamination of streams and rivers in small catchments
  • Vegetative filter strip modelling
  • Update from SETAC DRAW

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


We have already received confirmations from the following speakers - with more expected shortly.




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.


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.


Emily Farama

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


Klaus Hammel

Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Klaus Hammel is an Environmental Modelling Expert at Bayer Crop Science Division with more than 20 years of experience in modelling of soil water flow and transport processes including environmental fate and exposure modelling of pesticides.


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).


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.


Ingeborg Joris

VITO, Belgium


Dennis Kalf

Rijkswaterstaat Water, The Netherlands

Dennis Kalf is a Senior Advisor Specialist Water Quality and Pesticides at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Centre of Water Management, 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.


Anneli S. Karlsson

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany

Anneli S. Karlsson is a Doctorate Researcher at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, University of Bern and Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. Her current research topic for the doctorate thesis is glyphosate degradation and microbial incorporation of glyphosate and elucidating which factors trigger these processes.


Maarten Klunder

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

Maarten Klunder is working as a Regulatory Assessor (fate and behaviour) at the plant protection product authorisation authority in the Netherlands (Ctgb). He has worked seven years in the field of fate and behaviour of pesticides of which two years in the industry and five years as Dutch Regulatory Authority (Ctgb).


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.


Kalumbu Malekani

Smithers, USA

Kalumbu Malekani is the North American Technical Director and Director of the Environmental Fate and Metabolism Department at Smithers, USA. He previously worked for Bayer Crop Science and DuPont Crop Protection. He has over 20 years of experience in this area.


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, USA, and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Engineering at the Public University of Navarre. He focuses on integrated environmental modelling.


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.


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 worked in the field of modelling and monitoring groundwater at both governmental and contract research organisations. He have been employed as Environmental Risk Assesssor at Ctgb for the past 8 years.


Carola Schriever

BASF, Germany

Carola Schriever is a Geoecologist working as Environmental Fate Modeller at BASF since 2007. She has more than 10 years of expertise in the area of environmental exposure and risk assessment of pesticides.


Heather Simmons

Health Canada - Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Canada


Balthasar Smith

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

Balthasar Smith is working as an Executive Officer in the Department Plant Protection Products of the German BVL since 2004. His tasks include risk management of fungicides within the authorisation procedures of plant protection products, but also the development of new risk mitigation measures and guidance documents.


Paul Sweeney

Syngenta, UK

Gábor Tökés

National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH), Hungary

Gábor Tőkés is the Head of the Authorization Department in the Hungarian Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH). His scientific background is bioengineering and plant physiology. He spent 20 years with organizing efficacy trials for biostimulants and plant growth regulators. Since 2010 he has been responsible for authorization of both plant protection products and yield enhancers (fertilizers).


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.



Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0
E-Mail: infoatrium-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 „Akademie 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 16 June 2020

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.

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).

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Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.

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Sabine Mummenbrauer

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Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Sabine Mummenbrauer

Your Contact

Sabine Mummenbrauer
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-82

Analisa Mills

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Analisa Mills
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-77

Analisa Mills

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Analisa Mills
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-77

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Our event offers you the opportunity of presenting your company in a special exhibition.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information on all the available options from a simple product information display to a complete exhibition stand.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Dominique Bischoff

Dominique Bischoff
Phone: +49 231 75896-64

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Rebecca Keuters

Rebecca Keuters
Phone: +49 231 75896-76

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