World Nuclear Association (WNA) annual symposium
London - the Annual WNA Symposium has established itself as the industry’s premier international meeting, attracting an attendance of over 500 leaders and specialists from more than 25 countries.
As WNA membership has grown to encompass almost every enterprise in the global nuclear industry, the Annual WNA Symposium has established itself as the industry’s premier international meeting, attracting an attendance of over 500 leaders and specialists from more than 25 countries. The Symposium is also drawing increased attention from non-industry professionals who recognize nuclear power’s central importance in securing our world’s energy and environmental future.
The 2007 Symposium’s theme will be “Our Nuclear Future: Converting Vision to Reality”. Symposium speakers will take a wide-ranging look at current industry developments, with emphasis on the strategic planning and practical steps needed to ensure and accelerate the nuclear renaissance.
The World Nuclear Association is the global private-sector organization that seeks to promote the peaceful worldwide use of nuclear power as a sustainable energy resource for the coming centuries. Specifically, the WNA is concerned with nuclear power generation and all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, including mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, plant manufacture, transport, and the safe disposition of spent fuel.
The WNA serves its Members by facilitating their interaction on technical, commercial and policy matters and by promoting wider public understanding of nuclear technology. This dual role can be stated as follows:
• To serve as the pre-eminent global forum and commercial meeting place for those engaged in providing the world's largest source of safe, economic and environmentally friendly energy; and
• To provide a respected information service on nuclear energy and to speak pro-actively on behalf of nuclear energy amongst policymakers, opinion leaders, the media and the public.
Activities and Services
The essential role of the World Nuclear Association is to facilitate commercially valuable interaction among its Institutional Members.
Ongoing WNA working groups, consisting of representatives of Institutional Members and supported by the London-based Secretariat, share information and develop analysis on a range of technical, trade and environmental matters. These subjects include:
• nuclear fuel production
• industry economics
• nuclear trade issues
• radiological protection
• ‘nuclear event’ definition
• waste management and decommissioning
• sustainable development and climate change
• security of the international nuclear fuel cycle
• safe and sustainable uranium stewardship
• global strategies on public education and public policy
A premise of all WNA Working Groups and WNA strategy development is a fundamental point embodied in the WNA Charter of Ethics: that nuclear energy is not a competitor of 'renewable' technologies such as wind and solar power, but rather a needed partner in meeting the world's vast and expanding need for clean energy.
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