IAEA Regional Training Course on Advanced Data Analysis for Isotopic Approaches to Assessment And Tracing of Agro-Contaminants in Catchments, organized by the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development in Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, was successfully held in Beijing from October 23rd to 27th. The opening ceremony was attended by Chen Yu, Director of the Second Department of China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), and Gao Qingzhu, Deputy Director General of the Institute.
As the Course Director of this training, Associated Professor Yu Hanqing who from the Agricultural Clean Watershed Research Group, organized and led this training course, which focused on the interpretation of environmental isotope data and the application of integrated nuclear technology and isotope methods. Dr. Leticia Gaspar Ferrer, an IAEA expert, provided a detailed explanation on “soil erosion assessment and sediment fingerprinting using environmental radionuclide tracer techniques”, and engaged in in-depth discussions and exchanges with representatives from participating countries.
Representatives from each country state reported on the progress of their projects and visited the IAEA ALMERA Laboratory, Analytical Testing Center, Environmental Stable Isotope Laboratory, and the Shunyi Comprehensive Experimental Base of the institute.
During this training session, participants from different countries have successfully acquired the IAEA/RCA Training Course Certificate. This achievement has significantly improved their ability to monitor and evaluate agricultural pollutants in catchments. Moreover, the training has provided valuable information and technical support for the application and development of nuclear technology in agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region.
Representatives from 17 delegates, including Spain, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Vietnam, attended the conference from 12 countries.