Environmental Risk Assessment for Plant Protection Products 2018: Landscape level assessments – the future?

Date: 21 March 2018

Venue: Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, Harpenden

Price: Conference £480 + VAT

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Within European pesticide regulation there is increasing interest in the assessment of environmental risk at the landscape scale. This presents significant challenges compared to the relatively simple approaches currently used. Speakers will examine the issues relating to landscape scale environmental risk assessment and the practicalities of applying the concept in a regulatory context.

Assessing environmental risk at the landscape scale is an approach being suggested by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), with its concepts being integral to many recent opinions published by the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues. However, such assessments will present significant challenges compared to the relatively simple approaches currently being used. These include the mapping of environmental exposure in the individual environmental compartments and the mapping of potential environmental effects on non-target organisms, then integrating these aspects at the landscape scale. Managing the increasing complexity of such assessments so that they represent best science and also practicably meet regulatory needs is complex.

Join us to hear expert speakers discuss the various aspects of assessing environmental exposure and effects at the landscape scale. Our 2018 programme will cover the individual areas of the risk assessment, such as aquatic and terrestrial exposure and risk, as well as reflect on how such assessments could realistically be used within a regulatory framework.

Conference Update

Complimentary Drinks Reception
There will be a complimentary welcome drinks reception taking place from 6.30pm – 7.30pm on Tuesday March 20th, at the Aubrey Park Hotel.

Complimentary Coach Service from Aubrey park to Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, Harpenden
There will be a complimentary Coach service, this will leave the Aubrey Park Hotel at 07.45 prompt heading to the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise. There will also be a return coach at approx. 16.30 after the conference for those wishing to return to Aubrey Park.


Wednesday 21 March 2018

08.00 – 09.00 Registration
09.00 – 09.10 Introduction to the conference
Chair: Bruce Callow (TSG Consulting)
09.10 – 09.40 Reflecting on a decade of landscape and catchment scale risk assessments: lessons learnt and opportunities for the future
Dr Greg Hughes (Cambridge Environmental Assessments)
09.40 – 10.10 Moving the pesticide regulatory process into the geospatial world
Dr Sabine Beulke (Enviresearch Ltd)
10.10 – 10.40 Morning break
10.40 – 11.10 Higher tier modelling for Europe: a framework
Dr Gerco Hoogeweg (Waterborne Environmental, Inc)
11.10 – 11.40 Efate and Ecorisk: two worlds apart
Dr Paul Sweeney (Syngenta)
11.40 – 12.00 Q&A session
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 13.30 The role of landscape-level population (effect) models in pesticide risk assessment: challenges and perspectives
Dr Hans Baveco (Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra), WUR)
13.30 – 14.00 Linking science and regulatory risk assessment: field studies for birds and mammals in cultivated landscapes and how they can be applied as refinement
Dr Olaf Fuelling (Tier3 solutions GmbH)
14.00 – 14.30 Afternoon break
14.30 – 15.00  Direct and indirect effects in NTA communities
Dr Frank Bakker (Eurofins)
15.00 – 15.30 A very sensitive ghost. The special & spatial phantom midge (Chaoborus spp)
Steve Norman (RidgewayEco)
15.30 – 16.00 Estimating landscape level exposure and breeding success in bird populations: a seed treatment example
Alan Lawrence (Cambridge Environmental Assessments)
16.00 – 16.20 Q&A session
16.20 – 16.30 Closing remarks
16.30 Close of conference

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