Source and Fate of Organochlorine Pesticides and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Pearl River Delta, South China (FU Jiamo, China)


Monitoring of POPs in Environment (KANNAN Kurunthachalam, USA)


POPs pollution and environmental management in China (LU Yonglong, China)


Measurement and Assessment of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta Marine Environment (LAM Paul, China)


Parallel Sessions and working group discussion

When addressing the specific questions please consider the following general issues: What information do decisionmakers in China/USA need from the Chinese/USA and international scientific communities? Understanding the alternatives, technical and financial costs? What scientists can provide to decisionmakers in China for POPs control? Where and in what form do decisionmakers get scientific advice? What are some elements of good science advice? Are there existing “bridging or boundary” organizations that can help create effective interface between scientists and decisionmakers providing “reliable and timely translations of information and views between the two communities”? How can the decision-making process be facilitated through scientific input (Provide illustrations)? What can be done to improve communications, build TRUST? What does the science community need to understand about decisionmakers?

As part of their deliberations the groups should develop proposals for development of the following:

  1. Development of science-based policy and implementation plans for POPs control;

  2. Appropriate methods of communication between and among policy-makers, scientists, and the public;

  3. Plans to develop monitoring and predicting the fates of chemicals in the environment; risk assessment and risk communication

  4. Methods to ensure that these decision support systems meet the information needs of decisionmakers

Panel 1:

Improving the communication between scientists and decisionmakers aiming at intentional production control

Workgroup co-moderator: FISCHER Larry, WONG Minghung

Workgroup co-rapporteur: HICKEY Chris, YU Hongxia




Policies for regulating the Pesticide POPs in China (ZHANG Shiqiu, China)

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