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WINS Side Event at the IAEA Conference on Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources 2022

22 June 2022 - 22 June 2022 Vienna, Austria
Workshop on autonomous and remotely operated systems: Benefits and challenges to nuclear security

Background

Launch of the WINS International Best Practice Guide on Regulatory Practices for Radioactive Source Security

WINS will publish in June 2022 a new WINS International Best Practice Guide Regulatory Practices for Radioactive Source Security. The objective of this guide is to consolidate the experience and insights gathered by WINS in different activities and work material, providing considerations for best practices in the development and establishment of regulatory practices, different approaches and perspectives with respect to the regulatory practices, the role of threat assessment and risk reduction in informing and shaping such practices, and the coordination mechanisms that all these activities imply. 

The IAEA is organising an International Conference on Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources – Accomplishments and Future Endeavours from 20–24 June 2022 in Vienna. The purpose of the conference is to foster the exchange of experiences and anticipated future developments related to establishing and maintaining a high level of safety and security of radioactive sources throughout their life cycle.  This international conference will gather a large number of radioactive source security professionals from around the world.

Therefore, WINS has decided to organise a side-event on the margins of this event to promote its new publication.

Objectives

The key objectives of the side event are:

  • To promote the new WINS Best Practice Guide on Regulatory Practices for Radioactive Source Security,
  • To discuss the context of regulatory practices and oversight for the security of radioactive sources,
  • To highlight the key messages of the Best Practice Guide on Regulatory Practices for Radioactive Source Security,
  • To identify best practices and discuss them with a broarder audience,
  • To improve diversity and inclusion in nuclear security.

Audience

The target audience is:

  • Nuclear regulatory bodies,
  • Licensees,
  • Academia,
  • International organizations,
  • Government officials.

Process

The one hour, in-person event will be facilitated by Mr. Tomas Bieda, WINS, and will include presentations and discussions. Mr Fred Morris, PNNL, USA, who is the lead author for the Guide, a representative from a competent authority and a representative from a licensee will be invited to contribute to the discussion. Hard copies of the WINS International Best Practice Guide on Regulatory Practices for Radioactive Source Security will be made available during the event.

The event will be conducted as a side event on the margins of the IAEA International Conference on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources – Accomplishments and Future Endeavours (20–24 June 2022). To attend this side event, the participants will need to be registered for the conference since the access to the premises is limited.

Event time: 22 June 2022, 12:45-13:45 CEST

Event location: International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre, Wagramer Strasse 5, 1220 Vienna, Austria

WINS is promoting gender parity in its events and female delegates are strongly encouraged to participate.

Contact Information

Raquel Delgado   Raquel Delgado
Programme Manager
+43 1 710 6519 10
raquel.delgado@wins.org
Tomas Bieda   Tomas Bieda
Project Manager
+43 1 710 6519
tomas.bieda@wins.org

Anida Celikovic   Anida Celikovic
Membership Manager and Project Support
+43 1 710 6519 10
anida.celikovic@wins.org

Venues

International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna International Centre
Wagramer Strasse 5
1220 Vienna
Austria