Concept and principles of the system providing for functional utilisation of contaminated sites (subpart of the Strategic Governmental Program 'Environment and Health')
Funding Organisation: National Fund for Environment Protection and Water Management ---- Contact: Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (Instytut Ekologii Terenów Uprzemysłowionych)- Contact Person: Dr Marek Korcz - Address: ul. Kossutha 6, 40-833 Katowice, Poland - Phone: (4832) 2546 031 ext. 217 - e-mail: -
Country of origin: Poland
What type of research is funded? Applied
Projects based on defined research needs (programme driven) or an open call (demand driven)? Programme Driven
Total budget:  0.156 Million EUROs
Funding rate by programme:  79%
Programme start year: 2003
Duration of programme: 3 years
Programme open for funding of international participation:  No
Programme has ongoing or terminated international projects:  No
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->funding
health aspects, Contaminated land, Contaminated land overview Contaminated land, funding Contaminated land, Risk assessment, Receptor: Human health 
Long Description: 
Funding rate for IETU-research institutes is 79%.     
Annual budget for the three years:     
- 2003: 46.000 €,     
- 2004: 16.000 €,     
- 2005: 16.000 €.   
The programme is in generally programme driven, but the applicant has a possibilty to adjust the scope of work in close cooperation with the coordinator and 
Ministry of Environment and financing institution. This sub-programme was aimed on analysis and assessment of health risk driven soil reclamation model in the light of existing Polish law. The comparison
of existing acts and decrees with requirements of proposed HRA driven soil reclamation model (task 1) was done. The result of this task have created the base
for the other program 'Governmental Program for Postindustrial Land'. Implementation of HRA driven soil reclamation model into the Polish practice require
small changes on the level of acts and development of some new decrees as well as huge work on the level of technical norms and procedures. The main conclusion
of this work is that Polish soil standards should be supplemented with local soil standards. The review of different models for transport of chemical substances
(within compartment and inter-compartment) was done with conclusions on requested changes in scope of monitored environmental parameters. The goal of second
task was to develop an algorithm of administrative decision procedure based on the health risk assessment process. The algorithm has took into account existing
and planed information systems. The third task is devoted to the analysis of cost factors of reclamation technologies and processes. The next task will be connected
with designing and testing of the www server devoted to the problem of application of health risk assessment procedure into the soil reclamation management
processes. The overall goal of the 'Environment and Health' Programme is to establish scientific foundations for an effective system of counteracting health exposures
to environmental stressors by integrating the activities aimed at the reduction of environmental degradation and elimination of negative health effects.
Accomplishment of this objective is closely connected with the process of integration with the European Union and with international co-operation aimed
at solving environmental health problems. It will contribute to meeting the EU requirements and WHO recommendations by Poland in the area of environment and
health. The Programme tasks are executed jointly by the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Environment has taken the initiative of formulating
the scientific basis and management instruments supporting the implementation of the planned activities. In general, the Programme concentrates on internalising environmental health problems into the national sustainable development strategy (task STRATEGY)
and in creating and implementing new instruments for environmental/health management based on environmental and health risk assessment (task RISK). Of
high importance is adaptation of new legal acts which would ensure introduction of health criteria into environmental impact assessment procedure (task
EIA). Assumptions of a comprehensive information system on environmental stressors and risk factors will be prepared (task INFO). The system will enable
reporting on environmental and health status to the European Commission. Integration of the activities concerning environment and health with the local economic development in the framework of the local environmental management
system is the next task of the Programme (task LOCAL). For safe and functional regeneration of brownfields it is necessary to create a conceptual model of a system based on the existing legal and organisational
solutions. The model system would be complementary to the information system comprising existing environmental quality information and on local and regional
land use plan as well as on cadaster of real estates (task BROWNFIELDS). Two tasks result from the realisation of obligations resulting from the Charter 'Transport, Environment and Health' and the 'Water and Health' Protocol
to the Convention from 1992 'On Protection and Use of Rivers and Border Lakes' (task WATER). Promotion of activities for environment and health among administration, self-governmental institutions, businesses, scientific community and ecological
organisations (task EDU) is aiming at dissemination of information on environment and health problems and giving them appropriate rank. The Programme is executed based on the system of 'open planning' which enables current adaptation of the scope of individual tasks to the present situation
in the European scale including the environment and health process of the WHO and EC Environment and Health Initiative. The Programme 'Environment and Health' is a 3- year initiative planned for the period 2003-2005, with the budget of the environmental part totalling 800
000 EURO the 80% of which is financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management.

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