The World Nuclear
Association is the international organization that
promotes nuclear energy and supports the many companies that
comprise the global nuclear industry.
Since its inception in 2001 on the foundations of the Uranium
Institute, WNA has grown in pace with the widening
prospects for the worldwide use of nuclear power.
WNA membership has tripled since its
creation to encompass virtually all world uranium mining,
conversion, enrichment and fuel fabrication; all reactor
vendors; major nuclear engineering, construction, and waste
management companies; and almost 90% of world nuclear generation.
Other WNA members provide international services in nuclear
transport, law, insurance, brokerage, industry analysis and
Today WNA serves its membership, and the world nuclear industry as
a whole, through actions to:
- Provide a global forum for sharing knowledge and insight on
evolving industry developments ;
- Strengthen industry operational capabilities by advancing
best-practice internationally ;
- Speak authoritatively for the nuclear industry in key
international forums that affect the policy and public environment
in which the industry operates.
All WNA activities focus on objectives outside the scope of
national and regional associations, intergovernmental organizations
and the industry's reactor safety organization, WANO.
WNA's roles include:
Coordinating Industry Cooperation
A fundamental WNA role is to act as a global forum, and
commercial meeting place for leaders and specialist representing
all aspects of the nuclear industry.
- The pre-eminent event on the nuclear industry's calendar is the
Annual WNA Symposium in September in London, which attracts over
700 nuclear executives.
- In April, the WNA runs jointly with the Nuclear Energy
Institute the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference which draws 400
experts to venues rotating annually from Europe to Asia to
- Since 2010, WNA has also organised an annual event in China,
the China International Nuclear Symposium, and conferences in India
as part on an outreach initiative to provide our Members and these
important emerging markets with more opportunities to interact with
In conjunction with these events, WNA Working Groups meet as vehicles for industry cooperation.
Representing the Nuclear Industry in the International
WNA represents the industry in key world forums that shape the
nuclear industry's regulatory and policy environment, such as:
- IAEA and NEA advisory committees on
transport and all aspects of nuclear safety;
- United Nations policy forums focused on
sustainable development and climate change
- ICRP and Ospar deliberations on
Providing reliable information on nuclear power
The WNA website serves as the world's leading information source
on nuclear energy. Some 120 WNA information papers, frequently updated, appear prominently on
Google searches, with the result that a WNA webpage is downloaded
every five seconds by users inside and outside the industry. The
WNA Information Library is the world's "base-load" generator
of comprehensive, accurate information on nuclear energy.
World Nuclear News (WNN) has become the world's
leading online news service on developments related to nuclear
power, providing value to journalists, analysts and industry
experts. WNN's current subscription list of over 20,000 regular
email recipients grows steadily, as does its reputation for
reliability. It serves WNA members, non-members, and the public
Providing leadership building and educational
Through the World Nuclear University (WNU) partnership, WNA works to unite with
the IAEA, WANO, and the OECD-NEA in projects to examine key policy
issues, enhance nuclear education and build nuclear leadership.
The WNU's leading activity is its 6-week Summer Institute at
Oxford University. Since 2005, this unique leadership-development
programme has created a network of around 650 former WNU Fellows
from 65 nations. Major WNA companies regularly nominate promising
young professionals to become WNU Fellows in the expectation that
this network will hold increasing business significance in a
fast-globalizing nuclear industry.
The WNA brochure, entitled Four Pillars of Support for a Fast-Globalizing Nuclear Industry, is available for download as a pdf file: click here .
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