Presentation on theme: "Mercury Storage and Disposal LAC Two Countries ( Argentina & Uruguay) Project June, 28 th y 29 th LATU, Montevideo, Uruguay."— Presentation transcript:
Mercury Storage and Disposal LAC Two Countries ( Argentina & Uruguay) Project June, 28 th y 29 th LATU, Montevideo, Uruguay
Completed projects in the country On-going projects Future projects Strategic lines for mercury management in UY Presentation structure
Completed Projects Títle: Campaña Regional para la Minimización de las Fuentes Domésticas de Mercurio con acciones de Intervención en la comunidad para la protección de la salud del niño y la mujer Argentina Period: 2009-2010 Financing: SAICM QSPTF Coord./Adm.: AAMMA (Asociación Argentina de Médicos por el Medio Ambiente), argentinian doctors for the environment Description: national as well as regional workshops for information sharing, get key actors involved. Multi-disciplinary work and vision. Countries involved: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia y Peru status: finished
Completed Projects Title: Mercury storage project for LAC region Period: 2009-2010 Financing: UNEP, Norway Government Coord./Adm.: UNEP Chemicals DTIE, EXECOM/ BCCC for LAC region Description: workshop for LAC region on the 22nd and 23rd of april 2009.Launch of Feasibility study of mercury storage in the LAC region Countries involved: LAC countries Satus: finished
Completed Projects Title: Guidance on Best Industrial Practice in Chloralkali sector Period: April 4th to 8th, 2011 Financing: PNUMA Coord./Adm.: DINAMA/ BCCC for LAC region Description: overall goal, assess of management at the chloralkali facility as well as disseminating Guidance on Best Industrial Practice in Chloralkali sector. The experts of PNUMA asnd WCC visited the facility and a national workshop held on April 7th Status: pending final revised report by WCC expert.
Ongoing projects Title: Minimization and environmentally sound management of mercury containing waste affecting most exposed populations in various economic sectors, including the health sector in several countries in LAC in the context of the implementation of the Basel Convention Period: 2010-2011 Financing: Norway y US-EPA Coord./Adm.: Basel Convention Secretariat/ BCCC LAC Descripción: Uruguay scope: mecury waste from industry and university hospital. During the project, a waste inventory was made as well as the basic requirements for a sound management of mercury waste plan, bearing in mind waste minimization wherever feasible Países participantes: Argentina, Costa Rica & Uruguay Situación actual: ending
Ongoing projects Title: Rational Managment of mercury products Period: 2010-2012 Financing: SAICM, QSP TF, USD 250000 Coord./Adm.: UNIDO/ DINAMA Descripción: national project that addresses the problem of mercury products in the country, with special emphasis on mercury lamps. As a result, it is expected to have a Life Cycle Analysis for mercury lamps, a National Management Fluorescent Lamps Plan, a Guidance of Good Practices for the management of fluorescent lamps. Status: ongoing until August, 2012
Futuros Proyectos Título: amalgam substitution in Uruguay Financiamiento: posible financing by UNEP Possible actors involved: WHO-PAHO, NGOs(Health without Harm), Academy, among others Título: Pilot project for testing UNEP Guidance on the Development of Legal and Institutional Infrastructures and Measures for Recovering Costs of National Administration (LIRA-Guidance ) Financing: UNEP Status: draft MOU, probably starting in September
Líneas estratégicas sobre mercurio projects: Proporsals to identified problems toolkit: Cuantification of mercury in Uruguay Environmental Sound Management in Uruguay: - Methodologies - Storage - Sound Management of waste Plan - Sound Mangement of products Plan
FOTO Thanks for your attention! Judith Torres Departament of Hazardous Substances DINAMA-MVOTMA firstname.lastname@example.org
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