Waste Technology Section
Radioactive Waste Management Information Systems
The project is established in relation to the Agency’s statutory function of fostering the exchange of
scientific and technical information (Article III.A.3). It consists of improving, augmenting and integrating its
systems to collect, manage and disseminate information on radioactive waste management related activities in
Member States and international organizations, including the Agency’s own work. Enhanced access to technical
and scientific information by waste management organizations in Member States will be a key goal.
To increase the availability of information on the global status of radioactive waste to Member States
by maintaining and updating a comprehensive source of information and to implement tools to develop the
exchange of information.
Responsible Officer :
An authoritative source of information and data on waste
management is needed by waste management organizations, government bodies and
individual scientists in Member States, as well as by other United Nations
organizations. Also, many Member States rely for their national planning and
reporting to international organizations on waste management and related issues
on a reliable, robust and consistent body of information. No globally
comprehensive source of such information exists at present. The Agency is
therefore gathering, on a global scale, data on research, inventories,
facilities and management practices on radioactive and other wastes for
analysis and dissemination to its Member States and other interested parties,
using up-to-date Internet technology. Improvement in waste management can be
achieved by the use of appropriate technology and by facilitating the exchange
of information and expertise on the various issues involved, for instance by
advisory missions, expert contact groups and international peer reviews of
waste management programmes and practices and by organizing and cooperating in
conferences and symposia on important waste management issues. The Agency is
uniquely placed to acquire and disseminate information on radioactive waste
management through co-operation with its Member States.
Activities and Databases:
Net Enabled Waste Management Database (NEWMDB).
Radioactive Waste Management Registry (RWMR).
International Catalogue of Sealed Radioactive Sources and Devices (ICSRS).
- Development of Indicators of Sustainable Development for Radioactive
Waste Management (ISD-RW) in Accordance with Chapters 22 and 40 of
Agenda 21. Details.
- Waste Management Research Abstracts (WMRA).