International Severe Accident Management Conference (ISAMC)


This synthesis report summarises the technical programme and the outcome of the 2018 International Severe Accident Management Conference (ISAMC-2018) organised in Ottawa, Ontario on 15-18 October 2018. The event was co-hosted by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) under the auspices of the NEA Working Group on the Analysis and Management of Accidents (WGAMA). At the same time as ISAMC-2018, the CNSC and the CANDU Owners Group (COG) jointly hosted the 7th International Workshop on CANDU Safety Association for Sustainability (CANSAS-2018).

The participants of both conferences shared knowledge and experience about strategies for preventing and/or mitigating severe accidents in various nuclear reactor designs. In total, the two conferences attracted approximately 200 participants from 21 countries from industry, operators, research groups, regulatory bodies and the severe accident management and human factors and performance fields.