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 Joint NICOLE - COMMON FORUM Workshop 2014

Berlin, Germany, 15-16 May 2014

In cooperation with
German Federal ministry for the
Environment, Nature Conservation,
Building and Nuclear Safety

A European policy framework on contaminated land
Enabling integrated land management
and promoting sustainability

The members of the COMMON FORUM and NICOLE share a commitment towards responsible contaminated land management. In the first joint Workshop of NICOLE and COMMON FORUM in Trieste in 2010 discussion showed a lot of common concerns on some new regulations and a global consensus for an integrated implementation at national & regional scales. In fact the views at a technical level tend to be remarkably consistent.  It is therefore very important that we continue to collaborate and continue to influence the development of contaminated land management legislation, policy and practice across Europe.

NICOLE and Common Forum are proud to announce the second joint Workshop on 15 and 16th May 2014 in Berlin, with the title "A European policy framework on contaminated land: Enabling integrated land management and promoting sustainability".

The objective of this workshop is to review all relevant recent European legislative and policy developments addressing contaminated soil related issues and to examine the challenges for transposition / implementation by the EU Member States and the practical effects on problem and site management. The main policy documents affecting contaminated land management, that will be discussed are: the Industrial Emission directive, the Environmental Liability Directive, the Water Framework Directive and its Groundwater Daughter Directive.

Besides presentations also a major part of the Workshop will be used for discussions in breakout sessions in order to structure the legislative framework on contaminated land management. Because of the different backgrounds of NICOLE and Common Forum this will improve insight in each other perspectives. A key question for the discussion will be what the impact is of the legislative framework on the emerging field of sustainable remediation.

This workshop offers the opportunity to industry, service providers, policy-makers and regulators to learn more about each other’s concerns, some of which will be shared, and so help support better transposition and integrative implementation of the environmental directives in the EU Member States.

This call invites abstracts of papers to be presented by SPG members at the workshop. Papers (and presentations) focusing upon case studies will be favoured; particularly those drawing out problems encountered, lessons learned and identified solutions. In more detail the presentations should be focused on: experiences with implementation of IED, ELD and/or WFD / GWDD. It should be pointed out that, because this is a joint Workshop with CCOMMON FORUM, there are only three time slots available for the SPG members.

Workshop program and presentations

Members of the Organising Committee Conference calls:

Laurent Bakker - Tauw (Chair on behalf of NICOLE)
Dominique Darmendrail (Chair on behalf of COMMON FORUM)
Marijke Cardon (OVAM / COMMON FORUM)
Arthur de Groof - Grontmij
Elise Noel - Shell
Rob Rutjes – LyondellBasell
Matthew Pannett - Environ
Horst Herzog - Infraserv

Associated meetings

  • Common Forum meeting
    13-14 May 2014, Berlin, Germany
    Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), Berlin, Germany.
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