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International Environmental Forensics Workshop - Tbilisi, Georgia (13-15 September)218/351
13 Sep 2011 - 15 Sep 2011
On 13-15 September, the STCU and the International Science & Technology Centre (ISTC), in partnership with Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and Environment Canada, organized an expert’s workshop on environmental forensics, in Tbilisi Georgia (13th – 16th September 2011). The workshop was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, and brought together more than 80 participants. Mr. Cliff Isaak, Honorary Consul of Canada to Georgia made the opening address.
Participants included leading scientists and governmental officials from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tadzhikistan and Ukraine as well as international experts from Canada, the European Union and the USA. The workshop goal was to inspire development of joint initiatives addressing global and growing environmental problems.
The event highlighted multi-disciplinary approaches and techniques being used to identify the source of environmental contamination, when the release occurred, and the extent and impact on human, animal, and plant life. The workshop also addressed some of the legal aspects, including new and emerging legislation related to environmental contamination.