This final workshop provides a high-level summary of the previous four workshops and facilitates a review discussion between the delegates.


The workshop will cover

The status of policy & strategy development

· What else needs to be done?

The status of funding and financing in relation to:

  • Waste management
  • Decommissioning
  • Spent fuel management

Based on how these have been costed and the timings have been estimated.

The organisational arrangements

  • Has a WMO been established?
  • What are its responsibilities


  • What facilities for L/ILW disposal are available or planned
  • What arrangements are in place / being developed for spent fuel
    • Interim storage
    • Repository development

Review and group discussion

Who would benefit from attending the workshop?

The training is designed for civil-servants, regulators, executives and managers within nuclear operators, government, NEPIOs and regulatory bodies in countries considering or are in the early stages of establishing nuclear energy as a component of their national energy strategy.

Lead Trainer: John Mathieson

John has over 45 years’ experience in the nuclear industry, primarily involving the areas of radioactive waste management and decommissioning. John worked with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the European Commission, participating in expert missions, technical meetings and working groups. He has worked on projects assisting many overseas governments to develop financing, decommissioning and radioactive waste management strategies and infrastructures. He is a Member of the Society for Radiological Protection and is a Board Director and Secretary of Waste Management Symposia Inc. which runs the annual Waste Management conference in Phoenix, USA.

How is the workshop delivered?

The workshop is delivered in a ‘classroom’ environment at the client’s site. The agenda and structure of the workshops will be tailored as appropriate to specific requirements of the client utilising IAEA and NEA guidance, and international best practice.

The normal duration of the training is one day, but this may be subject to change depending upon the client’s requirements. The specific scheduling, training delivery, and facilitation arrangements will be incorporated into the tailored programme development to ensure effective and timely delivery of the training.

If you would like to discuss the training options and your specific requirements, please contact Ben Robinson at [email protected] or +44 7869 307437

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