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Technical Meeting of the Underground Research Facilities Network for Geological Disposal on Global Progress in Developing Geological Disposal Solutions

18 – 20 Apr 2023
Virtual event
Vienna, Austria
Event code: EVT2205000

The Underground Research Facilities Network for Geological Disposal (URF Network) establishes a community of practice and learning for geological disposal. The URF Network’s goal is to encourage the development of safe, sustainable and effective geological disposal programmes around the world through demonstrations of technology, improved training and enhanced communications between participating organizations.

The 2023 Technical Meeting of the URF Network will focus on the global progress in geological disposal programmes including updates in relation to URF facilities. This update will take place on a fully virtual platform. At this meeting, Member States are asked to provide status updates on their URF and geological disposal programmes.

The purpose of the event is to review information from the IAEA's Underground Research Facilities Network for Geological Disposal on recent developments relevant to geological disposal around the world.

The scope of this meeting is on status updates for geological repository programmes and URF experiments worldwide. Member State representatives are requested to prepare a short country update specific to each Member State’s geological repository programme and URF(s) (if applicable) in MS PowerPoint. The updates should be uploaded to the URF website at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

In general, the meeting is targeted to representatives of organizations with specific responsibilities related to establishing, developing, providing the scientific and technical basis for, and implementing deep geological disposal projects for radioactive waste.

Deadline for submitting nominations:  1 March 2023

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