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Workshop on mercury management in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, Brasilia-Brasil 21-22 May 2012.
   
 
   
 

The workshop on mercury management

 
Agenda:

The workshop on mercury management in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region is planned within the framework of activities proposed for the Supply and Storage Partnership Area of the Global Mercury Partnership (UNEP) and is organized by the Government of Spain (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs, MAGRAMA, and National Technological Centre for Mercury Decontamination, CTNDM), with the valuable collaboration of the Governments of Brazil and Uruguay.

DAY 1: 21st May

10:00h_ 10:30h Registration and welcome

10:30h_11:00h European Union (EU) legislation on mercury
Mr. Oscar González, (Spain)
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs, MAGRAMA


11:00h_11:30h Mercury in the chlor-alkali industry
Mr. Afonso Martim Penna, (Brazil)
WORLD CHLORINE COUNCIL


11:30h_12:00h Coffee break

12:00h_12:30h Gold mining as potential producer of mercury
Mr. Jorge Chavez, (Chile)
BARRICK GOLD TECHNOLOGY CENTRE


12:30h_13:30h Management end-of-life mercury-containing products
Mr. Alberto Rodríguez, (Spain)
AMBILAMP (fluorescents management)

Mr. Eduardo Sebben, (Brazil)
APLIQUIM BRASIL RECICLE (batteries, fluorescents management)


13:30h_15:00h Lunch Break

15:00h_15:30h Mercury management and human health issues
Ms. Lilian Corra, (Argentina)
International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE)


15:30h_16:00h A case study of mercury remediation in a mining/industrial area
Ms. Ana García González, (Spain)
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs, MAGRAMA

Mr. Javier Carrasco, (Spain)
National Technological Centre for Mercury Decontamination, NTCMD


16:00h_16:30h Round table to discuss on the issues dealt during the sessions

DAY 2: 22nd May

10:00h_10:30h Results of the Bi-national Project (Argentina-Uruguay) on mercury storage
Mr. Pablo Issaly (Argentina)
Governmental representative

Ms. Gabriela Medina, (Uruguay)
Basel Convention Coordinating Centre
Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean Region


10:30h_11:00h Stabilization Technologies for mercury and mercury containing wastes
Ms. María Jesús Romero, Mr. Manuel Ramos, (Spain)
National Technological Centre for Mercury Decontamination, NTCMD


11:00h_ 11:30h Coffee break

11:30h_12:00h Round table to discuss on the issues dealt during the sessions

12:00h_12:30h Workshop results and conclusions; ideas on possible steps forward

12:30h_12:45h Closure of the workshop and photo of the group
   
 
   
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