Integrated sediment management - Guidelines and good practices in the con-text of the Water Framework
This paper describes the efforts made by SedNet—the European Sediment Network—to generate attention for the
inclusion of sediment in River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) under the European Water Framework Directive
(WFD). The document raises awareness about why and how to manage sediment from a WFD perspective and draws
attention to key-messages related to that management.
To view the guidelines follow the link https://environment.ec.europa.eu/system/files/2022-09/CISdocumentsedimentfinalTO_BE_PUBLISHED_1430554724.pdf
SOILveR - webinar Soil Certificates and Soil Passports
The SOILveR-webinar on Soil Certificates and Soil Passports took place from 14 October 2022.
The link to the recordings and presentations is now available under https://www.soilver.eu/soilver-meetings/
SuRF-UK bulletin on Resilience and Adaptation for Sustainable Remediation
SuRF-UK published a bulletin titled Resilience and Adaptation for Sustainable Remediation. It provides a vital
resource signposting to up to date guidance that has recently been published both in the UK and globally on the
topic, and shows how resilience is addressed in the SuRF-UK framework, reports and tools that are all freely
available and downloadable from SuRF-UK website.
The Report can be downloaded here.
Follow the link to the SURF-UK website here.
Development of Screening Levels in soil and groundwater in Wallonia
Technical document for the selection of appropriate physical-chemical properties and toxicity values of chemical
compounds describing how to deal with pollutants with no legal trigger values (Walloon Soil Decree).
The screening levels calculated here are chemical-specific concentrations for individual contaminants in soil
and groundwater that warrant further investigation or site clean-up. This guidance sets forth a recommended, but
not mandatory, approach based upon currently available information. These screening levels are not clean-up
standards. The aim of this technical document is to keep the traceability (principle of trans-parency) about
the calculated values and to allow other stakeholders in Wallonia to calculate the screening values by their
own, following this document. The parameters allow to calculate 2 soil and 2 groundwater screening levels
Follow the link to ‘Polluants Non Normés’ at
The technical document in English can be downloaded at
Functionally derelict areas (FDA) in Slovenia - criteria for their identification and typology - Tools
for sustainable and smart land use: Slovenian approach for land regeneration support
Researchgate; B. Lampi?, N. Bobovnik, L. Rebernik
Functionally degraded areas (FDAs) refer to not fully utilized or abandoned land with visible effects of
previous use and of lower utility value. Such areas may have potential for new development and ecological
enhancement. In Slovenia, the first database of FDAs was created in 2017, where a completely new spatial data
layer in addition to the typology of FDAs and a methodological approach for systematic monitoring was
developed. In 2020, the database was updated in collaboration with spatial planners from all 212 Slovenian
municipalities. To enable collaboration and to monitor changes in FDAs, a custom application using the ArcGIS
Online platform was developed. The presented tools, a new database and an online application, can play an
important role in the process of planning and decision making at different spatial levels. They could stop the
expansion of built-up areas, contribute to more rational land use according to the principle of "no net land
take", support the transition to a carbon-free society and enable active regeneration of degraded areas.
To view the article follow the link https://www.researchgate.net/publication/356087139_TOOLS_FOR_SUSTAINABLE_AND_SMART_LAND_USE_SLOVENIAN_APPROACH_FOR_LAND_REGENERATION_SUPPORT
Data collection on soil contamination in the region of Flanders (Belgium) Data management of landfill
sites Applicable laws
Researchgate; E. Wille, C. Isenborghs
Data management on soil pollution and contaminated sites in the region of Flanders (Belgium) has evolved a lot
during the last 3 decades. The introduction of the Soil (Remediation) Act in 1995 and its revisions allowed OVAM
to set up a large database. More recently, new initiatives on Brownfield covenants and Dynamic Landfill
Man-agement emphasized the need of comprehensive soil and site data management.
Last years, efforts were made to enlarge the digital accessibility of former databases and archives. An example
is the data management of landfills.
For the full article follow the link https://www.researchgate.net/publication/364323573_Data_collection_on_soil_contamina-tion_in_the_region_of_Flanders_Belgium_Data_management_of_landfill_sites_Applicable_laws
RESEERVE – Mineral Potential of the ESEE Region
The RESEERVE project, funded by the European Union, had the aim to map the min-eral resources and mining waste
of the six ESEE countries: Albania, BIH, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Northern Macedonia, which were not
included in the existing data platforms before the project. The main outcome was the WEST BALKAN MINERAL
REGISTER of primary and secondary raw materials, the starting point for the integration of the region in pan-
European Mineral Intelligence Network and bring it closer to the global mineral market. 473 mineral deposits and
almost 1.500 mining and metalurgical waste sites are included into Register.
For more details follow the project website at https://reseerve.eu