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22 Jan. 2024

EU Council & SML proposal - state-of-play

End of 2023 exchanges regarding ECs proposal for a EU Soil Monitoring and Resilience Directive (EU SML) at the EU Council took speed. As a result a compromise text has been developed under the Spanish presidency. Following this milestone exchanges among Member States are planned to keep on intensive. The new EU presidency Belgium envisages an ambitious effort for keeping the momentum for agreeing a general approach.

See the link: The Council as an EU decision maker

IMPEL project "Water and Land Remediation" – call for case studies on Biopile and In Situ Chemical Reduction

Within the IMPEL project “Water and Land Remediation 2022-24”, the project team has prepared two questionnaires related to "Biopile" and "In Situ Chemical Reduction" technologies, which will be the subject of the next phase of the project. You are invited to submit your case studies and share this with your colleagues, using the following template, preferably in .docx format. Not necessarily all questions are relevant. The names of the submitters will be mentioned in the acknowledgement.

The deadline for submission is 29 February 2024, the template should be sent to Marco Falconi (marco.falconi@impel.eu), with the subject "Biopile" or "In Situ Chemical Reduction".

Questionnaire for “Biopile”: Link

Questionnaire for “In Situ Chemical Reduction": Link

Project page IMPEL website: Link

REMTECH EUROPE 2024 – Call for Abstracts

RemTech Europe, International Conference and Exhibition on land and water remediation markets and technologies, is scheduled for 23-27 September 2024. The first two days (23-24 September) will be fully digital, the other days (25-27 September) will be hybrid (Ferrara, Italy and online).

The Call for Abstract is open until 31 March 2024. To submit your abstract and participate to the official sessions of RemTech Expo, please download the Call for Abstract (Link) and the official Template for submitting a short abstract (Link) or an extended abstract (Link).

Sustainathon 2024 – the 24 hours marathon of speakers – is scheduled from 24 to 25 September 2024 for seeing how countries are implementing the SDGs. Propose a subject by sending an abstract to sustainathon2024@gmail.com.

2nd PREPSOIL Call for Best Teaching Practices for Healthy Soils

For the 2nd time, PREPSOIL project offers the opportunity to spread good teaching practices, give visibility to your work and inspire younger generations on how to take care of soils.

10 stories will be selected (5 kindergarten & primary schools, 5 will secondary school/vocational training) and the winners awarded.

The “Call for Good Examples of Soil Education” aims to identify and promote best practices of youth soil education, training and co-learning in soil health, as well as connecting and promoting exemplary soil health education practices, to increase understanding of soils by the public at large.

Submit your teaching practice till 31 January 2024 under this Link For more information.

Sustainable remediation case studies – new publications available

Case Studies and Analysis of Sustainable Remediation Techniques and Technologies. Sweeney, R., Bardos, P and Harries, N. (2023) Report no. 11/23. CONCAWE, Belgium.


Analysis of sustainable remediation techniques and technologies based on 10 European case studies. Sweeney, R., Harries, N., Bardos, P and Vaiopoulou, E. (2024) Remediation Journal 34 (2) ee21773



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

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