CLARINET CLARINET - The Contaminated Land Rehabilitation Network For Environmental Technologies in Europe

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:           Duration:          Project Type: Network
Contract Number: 
Organisation Type:  EC Project
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Cost benefit analysis overview
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Models
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Project objectives:
CLARINET is a Concerted Action of the European Commission's Environment and Climate Research and Development Programme.  It’s primary objectives are to develop 
technical recommendations for sound decision making on the rehabilitation of contaminated sites in Europe and to identify research and development needs,
in particular in relation to the EC Fifth Framework Programme (FW5). CLARINET also worked closely with its “sister” network NICOLE (
in stimulating international collaborative projects for the contaminated land related areas of the FW5
Project Summary:
CLARINET developed the concept of Risk Based Land Management (RBLM) as a step forward towards an integration of sustainable soil quality, protection of water 
and land use management in environmental policy. The aim of the RBLM is to achieve the integration of approaches originating from different perspectives (for
example spatial planning, environmental protection and engineering), based on the identification of common goals:
Achieved Objectives:
CLARINET has been a successful EC project that has drawn on scientists and other experts from 16 countries in Europe to advance the state of the art in contaminated 
land management. A wide range of publications have been produced, which are available on it’s web site (
Product Descriptions:
•  CLARINET overall findings:  “Sustainable Management of, Contaminated Land: an Overview”.       

• Working Groups reports
o Brownfields and Redevelopment of Urban Areas (WG1)
o Review of Decision Support Tools for Contaminated Land Management and their use in Europe (WG2)
o Contaminated Land and its Impact on Water Resources (WG3)
o An Analysis of National and EU RTD Programmes related to sustainable Land and Groundwater Management (WG4)
o Remediation of Contaminated Land. Technology Implementation in Europe -
o State-of-the-Art (WG7)

In addition, CLARINET stimulated a number of “Satellite” Publications:
• Proceedings of the CLARINET Workshop on Ecological Risk Assessment, April 17-19, 2001 Nunspeet, The Netherlands. S-TEC 2001
• Environment Agency for England and Wales, June 2001: Epidemiology Workshop on Human Health Tools and Techniques - Report; Environment Agency, Rio
House, Waterside Drive, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol BS32 4DU
• Land Contamination & Reclamation, Special Issue Vol. Nine - Number One, 2001; published by EPP Publications, 52 Kings Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10
• Frank Swartjes, 2002: Variation in calculated human exposure: Comparison of
• calculations with seven European human exposure models (in press) - RIVM •
• report 711701030; Amsterdam 2002.
Additional Information:

Project Resources:

Brownfields and Redevelopment of Urban Areas

An Analysis of National and EU RTD Programmes related to Sustainable Land and Groundwater Management

The Contaminated Land Rehabilitation Network For Environmental Technologies in Europe

Remediation of Contaminated Land Technology Implementation in Europe

CLARINET network web page

Review of Decision Support Tools for Contaminated Land Management, and their use in Europe

CLARINET Final Conference

Sustainable Management of Contaminated Land, An Overview. Final Report of CLARINET

CLARINET and NICOLE Special Edition, The Sustainable Management and Remediation of Contaminated Land

NICOLE Route Map: The Site Management Journey

CLARINET / NICOLE Joint Statement: Better Decision Making Now, The use of Risk Assessment and Risk Management

Management of contaminated land for the protection of water resources September 2000 Joint Statement of NICOLE, CLARINET, ETCA and SENSPOL

A Summary of the UK s Participation in CLARINET and the NATO/CCMS Pilot Study during 1998 and 1999
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
Link to Organisations:

Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
Department for Environment
Environment Agency (England and Wales)
Land Quality Management
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Prof Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/07/2003 17:48:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  19/04/2008 17:11:00