News 15/23
23 Nov. 2023

Tackling PFAS pollution: a pro-active and systemic approach & Knowledge Centre Launch: Innovative Remediation Techniques

In the context of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Flemish government would like to invite you to share your expertise on and gain new insights into:

  1. Phasing out of PFAS and products containing PFAS,
  2. Prevention and reduction of emissions and losses,
  3. Monitoring and minimizing the spread of pollution and exposure to the population,
  4. Soil remediation and PFAS waste management,
  5. Protecting public health and Risk Communication

During the PFAS event on 1-2 February 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium, the region of Flanders would like to create an international forum where expertise and knowledge on PFAS can be exchanged in an inspiring environment, where possibly joint actions can be taken.

Program and registration under this link

Concawe report: Case Studies and Analysis of Sustainable Remediation Techniques and Technologies

The report aims to fill in a recognised gap in the provision of detailed case studies documenting the practical implementation of sustainable remediation, and facilitate further refinement of guidance. Concawe commissioned CL:AIRE to a) gather, prepare and publish ten European case studies that demonstrate sustainable remediation techniques and technologies and b) provide an analysis of the case studies to identify key success factors.

A cross comparison analysis focused on the following attributes: site location and type of site (former use); saturated / unsaturated zone impact; targeted contaminants; risk drivers; envisaged land use; objectives for sustainability assessment; remediation options compared; stakeholder engagement; boundary conditions; scope (environmental, economic, social); key constraints / opportunities; and assessment type (qualitative, semi-quantitative etc.). A practical approach for deploying sustainable remediation on operational sites has been proposed.

Download the report here

Ten CL:AIRE Concawe Case Study Bulletins are available to download individually at

Introduction to Sustainable Remediation Bulletin

SuRF-UK publishes the bulletin "Introduction to Sustainable Remediation" and introduces the concepts of sustainable remediation and some of the main guidance and tools available on this subject. It is prepared for anyone with an interest in applying sustainability principles to land contamination risk management.

Download the bulletin here

ARAGORN - Achieving Remediation And GOverning Restoration of contaminated soils Now

The EU Horizon Europe project ARAGORN focusses on remediation of persistent contaminants in soil and ecological restoration. It is addressing the critical need for immediate action towards restoration and remediation for polluted soils, by selecting contaminated sites with specific characteristics, assess persistent pollutants interferences and develop site-specific solutions and tools.

ARAGORN uses a multi-dimensional strategy, encompassing scientific research, data collection, site selection, and an in-depth collaboration with stakeholders, particularly site owners. Its ultimate vision is to ensure simplicity and clear guidance for site owners throughout Europe to have restore their polluted soils.

For more information


New documents on EUGRIS, the platform for European contaminated soil and water information: