Information published on 19 April 2016 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 494.

2nd UIC International Workshop on Vegetation Management to be held on 24 and 25 May 2016 at UIC Headquarters in Paris

UIC, in partnership with SNCF, will hold an international workshop dedicated to “Weed Control on Railways: What future for herbicides?” on 24 and 25 May 2016 at UIC headquarters.

This workshop follows the successful edition held in October 2013 in Coventry hosted by Network Rail. This event is being organised by the UIC Sustainable Land Use Expert Network and will focus on the latest issues at European level for the management of herbicides in the railways.

Topics will include the state-of-the-art in weed control management, health regulatory framework, health regulations, procedures for approval of active substances and marketed products, alternative methods to chemical treatment, traceability system & data management and impact of railway herbicides. Speakers will be invited to represent the major stakeholders, including UIC, CER, EFSA, national chemical authorities, environmental agencies and chemical suppliers.

The event is free of charge; however seats are limited.

Secure your place by registering at:
http://events.uic.org/2nd-uic-international-workshop-on-vegetation-management

For further information please contact Nick Craven, Head of the Sustainable Development Unit: craven@uic.org