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 Conferences and Workshops

This is a non exhaustive list of international conferences and workshops about soil and contaminated land worldwide.


RPIC 2020 International Panel on PFAS

Postponed to 2021 – Québec City, Canada

Eurosoil 2020

Postponed to the 2nd half of 2021 – Geneva, Switzerland

NICOLA SustRem2020: Empowering Sustainable Land Management for the Future

Postponed to Oct 2021 - Cape Town, South Africa

geoENV2020 – 13th International Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Application

Provisionally rescheduled to June 16-18, 2021 – Parma, Italy

Clear2020 Conference – 5th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment & Remediation

Postponed to 9-11 June, 2021 – Middlesex University, London, UK

ContaSed 2021 - 2nd International Conference on Contaminated Sediments

Postponed to June 9-11/12, 2021 – Bern, Switzerland

US ITRC Annual Meeting 2020 (Interstate Technology Regulatory Council) - Celebrating 25 Years of Environmental Innovation

Postponed to April 2021 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

ENSOr 2020 – Emerging policy challenges on New Soil contaminants

Rescheduled to Spring 2021 – Belgium

Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity

Postponed: tentative date 2-4 February 2021 – FAO HQ, Rome, Italy


RAWFILL: supporting a new circular economy for RAW materials recovered from landFILLS

Postponed to December 10-11, 2020 – Brussels, Belgium

International PFAS Conference - Dealing with contaminants of emerging concern

Nov 30 – Dec 1, 2020 – Berlin, Germany

Polluted sites and Brownfields - Rational management of resources: from characterization to valorization

November 3-5, 2020 – Lyon, France

International Conference Contaminated Sites 2020

Postponed to October 26-28, 2020 – Trnava, Slovak Republic

1st International Joint Congress by the European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC) & the European Ecocycles Society (EES) “Sustainable Management of Cultural Landscapes in the context of the European Green Deal”

October 7 – 10, 2020 – Santo Stefano di Camastra, Sicily, Italy

REMTECH Europe 2020

September 23-25, 2020 - Ferrara, Italy

Dioxin 2020 – POPs: from Historical to Emerging - CANCELLED

40th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
August 30 – September 4, 2020 – Nantes, France

NICOLE Spring 2020 Network Meeting and Workshop – The End of Liability

Postponed to a later date in 2020 – Porto, Portugal

ENSOr – Emerging policy challenges on New Soil contaminants – Free online International Workshop

18 May, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 p.m. – Free Online Conference

AIPG Virtual Forum - Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD): what is it and where does it fit into petroleum NAPL site management?

May 8, 2020, 12 pm EDT – WEBINAR

7th Plenary Meeting of the European Soil Partnership

March 26-27, 2020 – FAO HQ, Rome, Italy

Nicole Latin America Workshop on Circular Economy and Remediation/Land Redevelopment

March 5 – 6, 2020 - Sao Paulo, Brasil

Intersoil’2020 - Soil as a solution in facing the big challenges and reaching the goals for the planet

March 2-3, 2020 – Brussels, Belgium

International ATV JG Seminar on In Situ Remediation Reagents

March 2, 2020 – Bredsten near Vejle, Denmark

European Commission Workshop on the Monitoring of PFAS in Water and other Media

January 13-14, 2020 – DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium


Symposium on Soil Erosion: Connecting Science, Policy and Practice

December 5-6, 2019 – Leuven, Belgium

Colloque Sols - vers une gestion durable des sols bruxellois

December 5, 2019 - Brussels, Belguim

Soil and the SDGs: Challenges and Need for Action

November 25, 2019 – DG Environment, Brussels, Belgium

TANIA Symposium — Novel Environmental Remediation Techniques and Policy Instruments

November 19, 2019 – Lahti, Finland

International Soil Congress 2019 "Successful Transformation toward Land Degradation Neutrality"

November 17-19, 2019 - Ankara, Turkey

AMIIGA Project - Final Conference

Integrated Approach to Management of Groundwater Quality in Functional Urban Areas
October 24-25, 2019 - Joworzno, Poland

14th Meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL)

October 23-25, 2019 – Lima, Perú

LAND Management in the era of the new CAP
LANDMARK: Strategic Research for Strategic Plans

Final Conference
October 23, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium

Alpine Soil Forum - Soil management - fit for the future

October 14-16, 2019 – Innsbruck, Austria

9th ESSC International Congress (European Society for Soil Conservation) “Soil's Contribution to People: from Food to Life Supporting Services’”

September 26-28, 2019 – Tirana, Albania

SARAF (School for Advanced Residue Analysis in Food) Training Session

September 23-27, 2019 – Nantes, France

46th IAH Congress- Strategy Workshop: Transboundary Aquifers

September 22, 2019 – Malaga, Spain

ESP-JRC-ENSA (European Network on Soil Awareness) Workshop @ Summer of Soil

September 19-20, 2019 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

REMTECH Europe 2019

September 18-20, 2019 - Ferrara, Italy

10th International Groundwater Quality Conference – GQ 2019

September 9-12, 2019 - Liège, Belgium


September 3-7, 2019 – Barcelona, Spain

Side event: SOILS4EU Workshops
September 2, 2019 – Barcelona, Spain

Wageningen Soil Conference 2019 - Understanding soil functions

August 27-30, 2019 - Wageningen, the Netherlands

World Soils 2019 user consultation meeting

July 2-3, 2019 at ESA ESRIN – Frascati, Italy

8th International Symposium on Wetlands and Pollutant Dynamics and Control - WETPOL2019

June 17-21, 2019 - Aarhus, Denmark

NICOLE network meeting and workshop – Smart Land Management Solutions

June 12-14, 2019 - Lyon, France

Atmos’Fair – Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Interactions Air – Climate – Energy

June 5-6, 2019 – Lyon, France

Biodiversity and bioindicators in monitoring and management of contaminated soils

June 4-7, 2019 – University of Naples Federico II, Portici, Italy

AquaConSoil 2019 - Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources

May 20-24, 2019 - Antwerp, Belgium

The Global Symposium on Soil Erosion (GSER19)

May 15-17, 2019 - FAO HQ Rome, Italy

Conference on Brownfield Redevelopment in the EU

April 5, 2019 - Brussels, Belgium

11th International SedNet Conference - Sediment as a dynamic natural resource

April 3-5, 2019 - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Intersoil'2019 - International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water Polluted sites and Brownfields: risks and opportunities for a new economy

March 26-28, 2019 - Lille, France

US ITRC Annual Meeting 2019

March 25-28, 2019 - Boston, MA, USA

World Resources Forum 2019 'Closing Loops - Transitions at work'

Conference theme e.g. Soil and land as a valuable resource
February 24-27, 2019 – Antwerp, Belgium


World Soil Day 2018: Be the Solution to Soil Pollution!

December 5, 2018 - FAO HQ in Rome, Italy

2nd meeting of the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN)

November 28-30, 2018 - FAO HQ, Rome, Italy

4th European Resources Forum 2018

November 27-28, 2018 - Berlin, Germany

ENSOr - International workshop on Emerging policy challenges on New SOil contaminants

November 19-20, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium

NICOLE network meeting and workshop

November 15-16, 2018 - Bristol, United Kingdom

SOILS4EU (Workshop on soil monitoring and information systems) during the INSII 4th Working Session

November 7, 2018 - FAO HQ Rome, Italy

SustRem 2018 in Latin America - XI Seminario Ekos Brasil Conference

October 30-31, 2018; Sao Paolo, Brazil


October 8-10, 2018 – Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic

RECARE Final Policy Conference – Preventing and Remediating Degradation of Soils in Europe

September 27, 2018 - Brussels, Belgium

REMTECH Europe 2018

September 19-21, 2018 - Ferrara, Italy


September 19-20, 2018 - Belfast, UK (Northern Ireland)

NORDROCS 2018 – 7th Joint Nordic Meeting on Remediation of Contaminated Sites

September 3-6, 2018 - Helsingoer, Denmark

Dioxin 2018 - 38th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants
10th International PCB Workshop

August 26-31, 2018 - Kraków, Poland
Organisation: Gdansk University, Chemia UG

21st World Congress of Soil Science ‘Beyond Food and Fuel‘

August 12-17, 2018 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7th European Bioremediation Conference (EBC-VII)

11th International Society for Environmental Biotechnology conference (ISEB 2018

June 25-28, 2018 - Chania, Crete-Greece
Organisation: Technical University of Crete (Greece), University of Bologna (Italy), School of Life Sciences-FHNW and EFB (Switzerland), Enviromental Biotechnology Group , Institute of Ecology (Mexico)

NICOLE network meeting and workshop

June 20-22, 2018 - Frankfurt, Germany

SRPP 2018 - International Conference on Soil Remediation and Plant

May 23-25, 2018 - Guilin, China

Global symposium on soil pollution | GSOP18

May 2-4, 2018 - Rome, Italy

AWSPT’18 - 3rd International Conference on Air, Water and Soil Pollution and Treatment

April 08-10, 2018 - Budapest, Hungaria

Intersol’2018 - Congrès-Exposition International sur les Sols, les Sédiments et l’Eau
Les Sites et Sols Pollués : un Défi pour les Grands Projets Urbains !

March 27-29, 2018 - Paris, France
Organisation: Intersol

28th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air

19-22 mars 2018 - San Diego, California, USA
Organisation: AEHS Foundation

Emerging Contaminants Summit

March 6 - 7, 2018 - Westminster, Colorado, USA

BONARES 2018 Conference

February 26-28, 2018 - Berlin, Germany
Organisation: Bonares 2018 organisers

Fourth Symposium on Enhanced Landfill Mining

February 05-06, 2018 - Mechelen, Belgium
Organisation: European Enhanced Landfill Mining Consortium


RECREATE’s 4th strategic workshop

December 13-14, 2017 - Brussels, Belgium

INSPIRATION Final Conference
WORLD SOIL DAY 2017 – Land, Soils and Science

December 04-06, 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: European Commission funded Coordination and Support Action INSPIRATION (www.inspiration-h2020.eu) and the Soils4EU service contract to DG Environment

Soil Sciences - Congrès annuel Theme : “Awareness on Innovations in Soil Science and Soil Management Challenges”

December 04-05, 2017 - Madrid, Espagne

Intersoil'2017 - International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water
Sols, Terres & Sédiments : même combat ?

November 23, 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Intersoil

Asia-EC JRC Joint Conference 2017 o "All that Soil Erosion: the Global Task Conserve Our Soil Resource"

December 04-07, 2017 - Seoul, South Korea
Organisation: Asia EC, JRC

Ecotoxicomic 2017 - First International Conference Microbial Ecotoxicology

November 21-24, 2017 - Lyon, France
Organisation: Réseau d’écotoxicologie microbienne & la Fondation Rovaltain

33rd Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy

October 16-19, 2017 - Amherst, Massachusetts, United-States of America
Organisation: AEHS Foundation

CSME-2017 – Contaminated Site Management in Europe: Green and Sustainable Remediation

October 16-19, 2017 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Organisation: Redox Technologies, Inc

7th International Symposium and Exhibition on the Redevelopment of Manufactures Gas Plant Sites (MGP 2017)

October 16-18, 2017 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Organisation: GEI, EPRI, INSTEP, Florida State University, EICM

2nd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference

October 15-19, 2017 - Nanjing, China
Organisation: Soil Science Society of China (SSSC), Institutes of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

Atmos'fair - Outdoor and indoor air pollution
Sources, Impacts, Diagnostics & Solutions

October 10-11, 2017 - Lyon, France
Organisation: Organising committee

NICOLE and ICCL back-to-back meeting

October 04-07, 2017 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Organisation: NICOLE and ICCL networks

13th meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL)

October 03-04, 2017 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Organisation: ICCL

RemTechExpo - Remediation, Requalification, Protection, Recovery

September 20-22, 2017 - Ferrara, Italy
Organisation: RemTech

Degradation and Revitalisation of Soil and Landscape
Degradation causes and consequences, degradation monitoring and assessment, revitalisation measures

September 11-13, 2017 - Olomouc, Czech Republic
Organisation: organising committee

eurotox 2017 - Connecting for a Safer Future
53rd Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology

September 10-13, 2017 - Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Organisation: GUARANT International spol. s r.o.

18th Annual Conference of International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG2017)

September 02-09, 2017 - Fremantle, Australia
Organisation: IAMG

Wageningen Soil Conference 2017

August 27-31, 2017 - Wageningen, The Netherlands
Organisation: Wageningen University

ICOBTE 2017 - International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements

July 16-20, 2017 - Zurich, Switzerland
Organisation: ETH Zurich & Eawag

2nd PhytoSUDOE Summer courses - New trends in restoration of degraded soils: energy crops and phytomanagement in a model of Circular Economy

July 13-14, 2017 - Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Organisation: PhytoSUDOE

Global Soil Map 2017 Conference

July 04-06, 2017 - Moscow, Russia
Organisation : Organizing committee

Gestion des sols pollués en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale: nouvelle ordonnance

June 28, 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Bruxelles Environnement

14th International HCH & Pesticides Forum

June 27-29, 2017 - Astana, Kazakhstan
Organisation: IHPA

AquaConSoil Lyon 2017
Sustainable Use and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water Resources

June 26-30, 2017 - Lyon, France
Organisation: AquaConSoil, Deltares, BRGM

13th International Mine Water Association Congress
Mine Water and Circular Economy

June 25, 2017 - Lappeenranta, Finland
Organisation: International Mine Water Association (IMWA), Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and Tekes

16th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment

June 18-22, 2017 - Oslo, Norway
Organisation: Norwegian Chemical Society (NKS)

10th International SedNet Conference “Sediments on the move”

June 14-17, 2017 - Genoa, Italy
Organisation: SedNet

DDR2017 - Demolition, Decontamination and Recycling

June 14-16, 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: EDA in cooperation with Decontamination Institute

1st World Conference on Soil and Water Conservation under Global Change

June 12-16, 2017 - Lleida, Spain
Organisation: Lleida University

NICOLE Spring Workshop 2017
Creating value through sustainable land and asset management

June 08-09, 2017 - Milano, Italy
Organisation: NICOLE

1st International ReLASC – NICOLE Seminar: Management of Petroleum Contaminated Sites

May 31 - June 2, 2017 - Lima, Peru
Organisation: ReLASC and NICOLE Networks

SUITMA 2017 - «Urbanization: a challenge and an opportunity for soil functions and ecosystem services»

May 22-27, 2017 - Moscow, Russia
Organisation: Organising Committee

Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies

May 22-25, 2017 - Miami, Florida, United-States of America
Organisation: Battelle

ISRIC Spring School on Soil Assessment and Mapping

May 15-19, 2017 - Wageningen, the Netherlands
Organisation: ISRIC

SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting

May 07-11, 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

1st PhytoSUDOE stakeholders´ workshop

April 27, 2017 - Pessac (33), France
Organisation: Project consortium

European Geosciences Union - European Geosciences Union

April 23-28, 2017 - Vienna, Austria
Organisation: EGU

Groundwater 2017

March 30, 2017 - London, United Kingdom
Organisation: Brownfieldbriefing

Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon

March 21-23, 2017 - Rome, Italy
Organisation: FAO

Intersol'2017 - International Conference-Exhibition on Soils, Sediments and Water

March 14-16, 2017 - Lyon, France
Organisation: Webs

SUB-URBAN Planning and Management WEEK

March 13-16, 2017 - Bucharest, Romania
Organisation: Sub-Urban Network, COST, CCIAS, UTCB

SRA Policy Forum: Risk Governance for Key Enabling Technologies

March 01-03, 2017 - Venice, Italy
Organisation: SUN, GreenDecision, ReachCentre, SRA

Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments

January 09-12, 2017 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United-States of America
Organisation: Battelle

2nd Global Soil Security Conference
More Science-Society interfaces for a global soil security

December 05-06, 2016 - Paris, France
Organisation: INERIS, AFES, INRA

World Soil Day Conference 'Soils Stakeholders conference'

December 05, 2016 - Brussels, Belgium
Organisation: European Commission

EU-China Workshop on Soil Pollution

November 25, 2016 - Beijing, China

NanoRem Final Conference
Nanoremediation for Soil and Groundwater Clean-up - Possibilities and Future Trends

November 21, 2016 - Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Organisation: EU-FP7 NanoRem

See also: NanoRem Project Communication

Advances in Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for Remediation of DNAPL, LNAPL and Various Organic and Inorganic Contaminants (AORT)

22nd International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Treatment of Water, Air and Soil (AOTs-22)

November 13-17, 2016 - Atlanta, Georgia, United-States of America
Organisation: Redox Technologies, Inc

IPEC 23 - Petroleum Environmental Issues & Solution in Exploration, Production, Refining and Distribution

November 08-10 , 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana, United-States of America
Organisation: University of Oklahoma, University off Arkansas, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University

NICOLE: Fall Workshop 2016
Looking back at the future –"Stepping into the new era of land and resource stewardship!"

November 03-04, 2016 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Organisation: NICOLE

2nd ICIEM 2016 - International Conference on Integrated Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

October 27-30, 2016 - Sousse, Tunisia
Organisation: Springer

Cleanup China Conference
Brownfield Contaminants and the Environment Remediation in China

October 25-28, 2016 - Beijing, China
Organisation: Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Chinese academy of sciences(CAS), Chinese Ecological Restoration Network(ER-CHINA), Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (University of Newcastle, Australia).

Contaminated Site Management in Europe: Sustainable Remediation and Management of Soil, Sediment and Water (CSME-2016)

Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for In-Situ Treatment Soil and Groundwater (ORTs-2016)

October 10-12, 2016 - Vienna, Austria
Organisation: Redox Technologies, Inc

10th International Conference on Remediation and Revitalization of Contaminated Sites 2016

September 28-29, 2016 - São Paulo, Brazil
Organisation: Ekos Brasil Institute

43rd IAH International Congress " Groundwater and Society: 60 years of IAH"

September 25-29, 2016 - Montpellier, France
Organisation: IAH, CFH, FH-DGGV

REMTECH EUROPE 2016 - International Conference on Remediation Technologies and Requalification of the Territory

September 22, 2016 - Ferrara, Italy
Organisation: RemTech

18th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment - ICHMET 2016

September 12-15, 2016 - Ghent, Belgium
Organisation: Ghent University

International Conference Contaminated Sites 2016

September 12-13, 2016 - Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Organisation: Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Environment Agency

1st International Conference on Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in the Environment - ICRAPHE

September 08-09, 2016 - Paris, France
Organisation: Organizing committee

GEOSTATS 2016 - 10th International Geostatistics Congress

September 05-09, 2016 - Valencia, Spain
Organisation: Geostat

NORDROCS 2016 - 6th Joint Nordic Meeting on Remediation of Contaminated Sites - International Conference

September 05-08, 2016 - Espoo, Finland
Organisation: Aalto University, School of Engineering, Finland; Orbicon AB; The Capital Region of Denmark; Multiconsult ASA

9th International Conference on Interfaces Against Pollution

September 04-07, 2016 - Lleida, Spain
Organisation: Lleida University

5th International ECOSUMMIT - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change

August 29 - September 1, 2016 - Montpellier, France
Organisation: Elsevier

3rd WASWAC 2016 - Third World Conference of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation

August 22-26, 2016 - Belgrade, Serbia
Organisation: WASWAC, University of Belgrade, ESSC

5th International Symposium on Environmental Biotechnology and Engineering (5ISEBE)

July 25-29, 2016 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Organsiation: Organizing committee

EUROSOIL Istanbul 2016

July 17-22, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey
Organisation: ECSSS & Soil Science Society of Turkey

5th International Symposium on Sediment Management (I2SM)

July 10-13, 2016 - Montréal, Québec, Canada
Organisation: Sherbrooke University, Ecole des Minies de Douai

11th GeoENV Conference

July 06-08, 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal
Organisation: Lisbon University, GeoEnvia

2016 ESSC International Conference

June 15-18, 2016 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Organisation: Organizing committee

NICOLE Network Spring Meeting & Workshop

June 15-17, 2016 - Vienna, Austria
Organisation: NICOLE

8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2016

June 06-10, 2016 - Houston, Texas, United States of America
Organsation: EST

10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

May 22-26, 2016 - Palm Springs, United States of America
Organisation: Battelle

SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting

May 22-26, 2016 - Nantes (44), France
Organisation: SETAC

SustRem2016 - 4th International Conference on Sustainable Remediation

April 26-28, 2016 - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Organisation: SuRF Canada with the support of COMMON FORUM

2016 NGWA Groundwater Summit

April 24-27, 2016 - Denver, Colorado, United States of America
Organisation: NGWA

Symposium on Phytoremediation for Energy & Element Developments (SPEED) 2016

April 19, 2016 - London, United-Kingdom
Organisation: Cranfield University, CL:AIRE, EPSRC CORE, CL4W

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

April 17-22, 2016 - Vienna, Austria
Organisation: EGU

ICSW 2016 - 31st International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management

April 03-06, 2016 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Organisation: Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management

Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Associated with Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF): Chemistry, Remediation, and Regulatory Issues

March 13-17, 2016 - San Diego, California, United States of America
Organisation: American Chemical Society

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