Nuclear Energy Side Events at the 57th IAEA General Conference
The IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy will host nine side events during the upcoming General Conference, between 16 and 20 September, along with an exhibition of its activities as well as a joint exhibition with the Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) and the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications (NA).
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All nine NE side events are open to all registered participants of the General Conference, including representatives of the media and NGOs. The full list of Side Events is available here.
Support to New Nuclear Power Programmes: Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) Missions and Agency Assistance
Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 9:30 to 11:00, C Building, 7th floor, Meeting Room C3
This side event will highlight the INIR missions by providing feedback from Member States that have hosted recent INIR missions. It will provide Member States’ views on how the results of INIRs were used in developing national nuclear power programmes, and on how to prioritize assistance and the perspective of countries with an operating programme will also be provided. Achievements and common issues from missions held during the past five years, and the concept for INIR missions for countries in Phase 3 of the Milestones approach will also be presented.
Positive Developments Achieved in Disposal Programmes Worldwide: Radioactive Waste Disposal — From Theory to Implementation
Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 11:30 to 13:00, C Building, 7th floor, Meeting Room C3
A widely held public belief is that radioactive waste remains a problem and that solutions are not available. In reality, the situation is very different. To illustrate that radioactive waste management can progress successfully to disposal, this side event will share some of the positive developments in radioactive waste disposal programmes worldwide.
Friends of Responsible Uranium Mining: Resourcing the Source — Human and Geological Resources for Responsible Uranium Mining
Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 13:30 to 15:00, C Building, 7th floor, Meeting Room C3
This side event, sponsored by Australia, will highlight training needs for aspiring, new and established uranium-producing Member States and the role of intergovernmental and IAEA contributions to education, training and development. The new UN resource classification scheme for describing uranium resources and reserves and its place in the NEA/IAEA ‘Red Book’ on Uranium Resources, Production and Demand will also be presented.
Networks for Collaboration in Nuclear Education
Wednesday, 18 September 2013, 15:30 to 17:00, C Building, 7th floor, Meeting Room C3
This side event, co-sponsored by the European Nuclear Education Network Association, will showcase the role of networks and research reactors to support high quality nuclear education. Recently launched e-learning modules for new nuclear power programmes will be introduced, the Internet Reactor Laboratory will be demonstrated and a common action plan for educational networks from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe will be signed.
Third Nuclear Operator Organization Cooperation Forum
Thursday, 19 September 2013, 10:00 to 12:00, C building, 4th floor, Board Room D
For the third time since 2011, when the first Forum was held, this side event will identify and share owner and operator perspectives, recent experience, relevant factors and approaches influencing safety and performance improvements. It will also address long term strategies emerging after the Fukushima Daiichi accident.
European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) Award Ceremony
Thursday, 19 September 2013, from 12:00 to 13:30, M building, 2nd floor, M02 Foyer
The award ceremony was successfully organized for the first time as a side event during the IAEA General Conference in 2012. The Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, together with representatives of the European Nuclear Education Network Association, will present EMSNE certificates to 13 laureates.
Energy Planning and Nuclear Energy System Sustainability Assessment: Services of the Department of Nuclear Energy (including a Briefing on INPRO, the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles)
Thursday, 19 September 2013, 13:30 to 15:00, C building, 4th floor, Board Room D
This event will present an integrated view of services provided by the Agency’s Department of Nuclear Energy to Member States, including training, assistance and tool sets for broad energy planning, Nuclear Energy System Assessments (NESA), modelling in support of strategic nuclear energy system planning and an overview of macroeconomics and social impacts on nuclear energy system planning. The event will also present major outcomes and findings of the four on-going INPRO projects.
Issues Affecting Long-term Sustainable Energy Development
Thursday, 19 September 2013, 15:30 to 17:00, C building, 4th floor, Board Room D
During this event, members of the Vienna Energy Club will address their unique issues related to long-term sustainable energy development. Potential topics include: areas of uncertainty regarding the economy, policies, and technology; interlinkages between energy and water, food, and poverty alleviation; energy diversification for electrification and heat needs; and the importance of energy security and reducing the environmental footprint.
Thursday, 19 September 2013, 18:30 to 20:30, C building, 4th floor, Board Room D
Don’t miss the new 90-minute film, Pandora's Promise, by Academy Award nominated director Robert Stone!
The film tells the personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts who have undergone a conversion from being against nuclear energy to becoming strongly pro-nuclear energy. Mr Stone will take questions from the audience after the screening.