Ever since the creation of Cedre's Information Days, the topics addressed have always been related to maritime or shoreline aspects of accidental pollution. Although major spills in inland waters are less frequent and attract less media coverage than those at sea, small and medium-sized spills of oil or dangerous substances in waterways answer for a significant share of the daily requests made to our response department. Furthermore, transportation of bulk or packaged products and containers by river is constantly on the increase.
Accidental pollution of inland waters therefore seemed an interesting topic to explore, bringing together not only French actors but also foreign partners for whom this issue presents more of a national or international problem than in France.
As is the custom of these Information Days, the current situation in terms of risks, regulations and response organisation will be fully illustrated by concrete examples.
Morning session Chairman Mr Jean-Claude VIAL, Directeur Adjoint de l’Eau - Ministère de l’Écologie et du Développement durable
Theme : risks and regulations
Accidental pollution of inland waters: an underestimated reality? by Loïc Kerambrun, Cedre PDF only avalaible in French
Transportation of oil and dangerous substances by river by Cédric Morot-Bizot, Compagnie Fluviale de Transports (CFT)
Complex regulations with numerous actors by Jean-Claude Lumet, Conseil Supérieur de la Pêche, délégation de Metz
The special case of estuaries by Xavier Kremer, Cedre
Roud table - Risk management
Afternoon session Chairman Mr André AZEMA de la Direction de la Défense et de la la Sécurité Civiles
Theme : response
Franco-German cooperation for the Rhine by Mario König, service incendie de Mannheim et le Lt Colonel Alex Roth, SDIS du Bas-Rhin
Oil storage incident by Arnaud Guéna, Cedre
Barge accident on the Voulte by Capitaine Laratta, CSP Aubenas, SDIS Ardèche
Feedback on experience from the Happy Bride accident by Emmanuelle Poupon, Cedre
Cooperation in Eastern Europe, the case of the Baia Mare by Teodor Lucian Constantinescu, APELE Romane (Roumanie)
Round table - response performance